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[SB48] Dialogue for Climate Action

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08 May 2018

When countries gathered in Paris in 2015 to strike a new climate deal to come in place from 2020, they agreed that in the lead-up to 2020, they would take stock and assess the total level of greenhouse gas emissions released so far. Parties agreed to engage in a collective process to identify what will […]

[SB48 Blog] On the road to “Paris 2.0”

01 May 2018

                    Yesterday, the UNFCCC climate change conference – also known as the SB48 Intersessional– set off in the German city of Bonn. It is the first of two intersessional meetings to be hosted this year in preparation for the increasingly important 24th Conference of the Parties […]

There is no more time to lose on climate inaction, says ACT Alliance

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30 Apr 2018

(Bonn, Germany) As another round of interim climate change negotiations start today in Bonn, Germany, ACT Alliance reiterates its call for urgent action to address climate change and its impacts. “The international community must now take bold action to address climate change and to adequately respond to its impacts. We cannot afford any delays or […]

ACT Alliance at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality

23 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality (15-17 April, 2018) brought together over 700 activists, academics, politicians and civil society representatives from over 100 countries. The Forum, which aimed to make progress towards a more gender-equal world was hosted by the Swedish government, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Swedish Institute, and the Folke Bernadotte Academy. […]

Advocating for gender equality at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD51)

ACT delegation at CPD51
17 Apr 2018

The Commission on Population and Development convened governments, UN agencies, civil society actors, and others to its 51st Session (CPD51) in New York from April 9- 13th. The theme of this year’s Commission was “Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration”. Unfortunately, member states were unable to reach consensus on the outcome document as some […]

ACT calls on Philippine government to remove human rights defender from “terrorist” list

29 Mar 2018

The ACT Alliance is deeply concerned about the recent actions of the Philippine government to list a number of activist and Human rights defenders. On 21 February 2018, the government through its Department of Justice filed a petition seeking to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army […]

ACT Alliance’s Anoop Sukumaran Elected to Chair the Board of ICVA

26 Mar 2018

The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) held its 17th General Assembly on 21 March, 2018. At the General Assembly ACT Alliance, represented by Anoop Sukumaran was elected to the governing body. Anoop who is ACT’s Regional Representative for the Asia/Pacific region was also elected by the General Assembly as the Chair of the ICVA […]

Building Bridges between faith and secular actors on gender justice

23 Mar 2018

“It was the women’s voices that created a tipping point.  It was their testimonies, their stories, their pain, their truth, their courage to speak truth to religious power at the time,” said Dionne Gravesande of ACT member Christian Aid, during a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.  “What […]

ACT presents oral statement at the Commission on the Status of Women

22 Mar 2018

On March 21, 2018, Alison Kelly, ACT Alliance’s Sustainable Development and UN Representative, presented an oral statement on behalf of ACT, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the UN. “As networks of Churches and Christian faith based organizations working in humanitarian […]

ACT Alliance launches Toolkit for national level climate change advocacy

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21 Mar 2018

At the inaugural General Assembly of the ACT Alliance in Arusha, Tanzania in 2010, there was widespread consensus amongst members that climate change was threatening the lives and livelihoods of the communities that they serve. Since that first General Assembly, ACT Alliance members and forums across the world have prioritized climate change in their advocacy […]

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