ACT News

Message from ACT General Secretary on the situation in Gaza

17 May 2018

ACT Alliance condemns the killing of Palestinian people on their own land.  Such disgraceful acts of violence must stop.  The ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members, the ACT Palestine Forum, ecumenical partners and churches in the Holy Land and the global church in their ongoing humanitarian work, and in calling for an end […]

[SB48 Side Event] Mobilizing Fair and Transparent Climate Finance

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16 May 2018

“We have heard about what happens when floods hit developed countries, they quickly rebuild and life continues. But when floods hit in countries like Uganda as is happening right now, you can’t imagine how long it takes for us to get things back to normal,” said Edith Kateme-Kasajja, climate finance negotiator from Uganda and negotiator […]

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria met with the President of the White Helmets Commission of the Argentine Foreign Ministry

15 May 2018

Last Monday the ACT General Secretary, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, met in Buenos Aires with the President of the White Helmets Commission of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Alejandro Daneri (first on the right). Discussions revolved around the possibilities of synergy between both institutions, both in relation to the humanitarian missions carried out by White […]

Climate Action Now. Not Later, says ACT Alliance

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10 May 2018

The climate change negotiations in Bonn are wrapping up today with little progress made on developing the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The window for the negotiation of an ambitious outcome at COP24 is quickly narrowing, with little time left between now and December to finalize the process. “We can no longer […]

[SB48] Turning the Climate Talks into Climate Action

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09 May 2018

The debates on climate change can be endless. There is so much to say, to consider, to reflect upon, and to discuss. However, what we need is action, and we need it now. At this moment, diplomats from all over the world are engaged in difficult negotiations on how to move forward in our joint […]

[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 […]

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