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[COP25 MEDIA ADVISORY] Praying for Climate Justice

COP22, Climate Change
02 Dec 2019

December 2, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, and the World Council of Churches, who between them represent over 500 million Christians around the world, will be holding a stunt from 13h00-13h30 at the entrance to COP just past the location where you scan your badge to enter […]

[COP25 Blog] Time to be bold: how to make the Madrid Climate Summit a success

02 Dec 2019

UN climate talks have a bad track record. Over and over again, governments meet to find practical solutions on how to tackle one the most urgent and dramatic global challenges we face as humanity: climate change. The majority of participants if not all, are in agreement about the need for action. However, when delegates book […]

Climate justice and gender justice go hand-in-hand

30 Nov 2019

Side event ACT Alliance/UNEP/UN Women during the U.N. Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review on 28 November 2019 in Bangkok. Title: “Champions for Climate Change – Women Fighting for Climate Action”.

[PRESS RELEASE] ACT expects COP25 to commit to strict rules to deliver climate justice

A woman breaks up soaked cassava and lays it in the sun to dry
28 Nov 2019

On Monday, December 2nd, governments will gather for a new round of UN climate talks at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The meeting which was moved from Santiago de Chile to Madrid has a heavy agenda and is expected to deliver on decisions […]

New reports on mobilizing finance for loss and damage launched ahead of UN Climate Summit

New L&D publication
26 Nov 2019

As ACT Alliance members around the world continue to respond to extreme weather events, it is increasingly clear that climate change threatens to wipe out significant gains that countries have made towards sustainable development and poverty alleviation.  “Unchecked climate change is running rampant, and certain developing countries and climate-vulnerable communities are being hit the hardest,” […]

ICPD +25 Reflecting on the role of faith leaders; exploring synergies among faith Actors

21 Nov 2019

The World gathered in Nairobi last week to review the global commitment on population and development that was made 25 years, at a conference in Cairo where 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action, recognizing that reproductive health, women’s empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development. Under the theme; ‘’accelerating the promise’’, […]

Civil Society denounces fundamentalism that uses gender against Human Rights

19 Nov 2019

For the first time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is presented with the agenda of gender policies and human rights from the perspective of the advances of fundamentalism in Latin America and the Caribbean. On November 11, 2019, in Quito, Ecuador, the organizations Peace and Hope and IPRODES, Peru, and Koinonia Ecumenical Presence and […]

ACT Palestine Forum deeply concerned about the latest development in the Gaza Strip

19 Nov 2019

ACT Palestine Forum is deeply concerned about the latest development in the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, since 12 November, 34 Palestinians have been killed and another 111 injured . Eight of those killed were children and three were women. Among those injured are 46 children and 20 women. Violence escalated […]

Ending gender-based violence and promoting transformative masculinities

13 Nov 2019

ACT Alliance is weighing in on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global Summit on Population and Development, ICPD, being held in Nairobi from 12th to 14th of November. ICPD is an important moment, coming 25 years after the Cairo Summit introduced the UN Population Fund’s Programme of Action.  In Nairobi, […]

ACT Alliance participates in ICPD25

12 Nov 2019

ACT Alliance is participating in the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) which starts today in Nairobi, Kenya. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Conference which met in Cairo for the first time in 1994 and adopted a groundbreaking Programme of Action which called for “women’s reproductive heath and rights to take […]

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