ACT News

Fighting Inequality for Themselves

23 Jan 2018

Five villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are using a different approach to resilience for their communities. Women, men and youth in the villages decide on what they see as the main challenges and threats – and then receive direct control over cash grants to act on their own. “It was important for us to […]

ACT stands in solidarity with Honduran people

19 Jan 2018

  After general elections were held in Honduras on November 26, 2017, election observers from the Organisation of American States noted that there were significant systemic inconsistencies and questioned the validity of the election.  This election was the first since the electoral college had changed the law to allow a president to seek re-election.  Early […]

DCA presents internal climate change action award

Winner of the DCA climate award, Chiit Piseth
16 Jan 2018

ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid (DCA) has launched an internal initiative to increase the awareness and engagement of its staff on issues related to climate change. The initiative, which spurred some friendly competition was created to promote awareness among staff on the carbon footprint generated by the work of DCA. Staff were encouraged to make personal […]

ACT signs regional agreements with UNICEF and UNDP

17 Dec 2017

This month, ACT Alliance has entered into regional agreements between ACT’s Asia Pacific regional office and UNICEF’s East Asia and the Pacific regional office, and between the ACT Argentina Forum and the UN Development Program’s Argentina office. Anoop Sukumaran, ACT’s Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, wrote to ACT members in the region about […]

ACT Alliance participates in the Third United Nations Environmental Assembly

12 Dec 2017

The third United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya November 29 – December 6, 2017. Over 4,000 stakeholders and guardians of the environment gathered at the home of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) to explore the overarching theme of Pollution and to discuss commitments Towards a pollution-free planet. As the world’s […]

“Adequate support for climate action is long overdue,” says ACT Alliance

Image showing tea plantation in Malawi
11 Dec 2017

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, the French President, Emmanuel Macron will welcome governments and representatives from all over the world to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement at the One Planet Summit. The Summit presents an opportunity to reaffirm global climate commitments to combat climate change and to emphasize the transition from negotiation […]

ACT inputs to Global Compact on Migration stocktake

08 Dec 2017

About 900 government representatives and 100 representatives from civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector have been meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, since Monday to deliberate on the outcomes of this year’s thematic and regional consultations for the adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The purpose of this stocktaking exercise has […]

ACT expresses concern over US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

07 Dec 2017

ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, issued a statement today expressing ACT’s concern over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We consider this decision to be a grave violation of International Law and the UN Resolutions vis-à-vis the Palestinian Israeli conflict, particularly UN Resolution 181,” wrote de Faria. […]

ACT Alliance statement on US pulling out of the Global Compact on Migration Process 

05 Dec 2017

This weekend’s announcement that the US will take no further part in the process for agreeing on a UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration is of great concern to all migrants and those who work with and for them, including the members of ACT Alliance worldwide. The US announcement came only hours […]

Moving towards resilience

01 Dec 2017

by Umesh Pokharel, Document Manager, LWF Nepal The night of August 14th, 2017 was a night to remember for Sundari Chaudhari (35) from the Bhitaria village of the Joshipur Rural Municipality, Kailali, Nepal. Woken up by a slap in her sleep, Sundari recalls the flood that inundated her house, “I squirmed and saw my mother-in-law […]

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