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Helen SDG blog
25 Jul 2016

Equality for All   This year’s theme for the High-Level Political Forum, the first since agreement of the SDGs, has been ‘leaving no one behind’, a theme which has very much resonated here at Christian Aid, and which speaks directly to our objective of achieving ‘Equality for All’, as well as ACT’s strategic aim of […]

Sigit SDG blog2
19 Jul 2016

How do we inspire action for the SDGs?   Although the 2030 development agenda, based on 17 goals, were agreed by United Nations in September last year, you can still feel the enthusiasm of the world’s development actors today – the enthusiasm to contribute, to make those goals and the dream a reality, to find […]

Mattias SDG blog
15 Jul 2016

No one can escape Climate change   Climate change is a challenge we all have to face. Development and growth have, until now, been connected with increased gas emissions, which in the end contribute to global warming and climate change. This development is not sustainable, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are set to […]

Gunilla SDG blog
14 Jul 2016

‘I plan to use this grant money to buy a sack of rice for my family,” said Lim Ean (79), from Cambodia. ACT members provide CASH transfer in several emergency responses. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   A group of mostly elderly women in Zinga village in Tanzania tell me what it’s like to receive cash transfers […]

Faith_organisations
20 Oct 2015

Today a statement signed by 154 religious leaders from different faith groups has been handed over to the Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres. While negotiators representing 194 countries gather in Bonn this week to work on a draft text for December’s climate conference in Paris, religious leaders […]

Community health workers training workshop
27 Sep 2015

As the UN General Assembly post-2015 Summit closes today, ACT Alliance calls on governments to take clear responsibility for financing the implementation of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global humanitarian and development network said that to ensure synergy between global policy and national realities, governments must fund sustainable development and poverty eradication […]

A man pours flood water out of his house during November 2014 flooding in Meulaboh in Indonesia's Aceh province. Flooding in the region has grown worse because of climate change and the proliferation of palm oil plantations
25 Sep 2015

As world leaders acknowledge the links between climate change and poverty at the UNGA Post-2015 Summit, which opened in New York today, ACT Alliance called for increasing urgency to address the impacts of climate change. Addressing a parallel event focusing on the role of faith-based actors in sustainable development, the international humanitarian and development network […]

ACT/Sean Hawkey
03 Aug 2014

Some 61,500 illegal child and adolescent migrants, many coming from Honduras and El Salvador, were caught on the southern border of the United States by US migration authorities between October 2013 and July 2014. More than 13,000 of them were subsequently deported to Honduras, where the authorities, unable to cope with the huge number of […]

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15 Jun 2014

Photo: ACT/Sean Hawkey   United Nations climate change talks in Bonn (Germany) have been suspended on a positive note, with countries closer to agreeing a new global climate deal next year that would put a reign on runaway climate change. It follows recent signals from the US and Mexico of carbon emission cuts, as well […]