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UN migration summit must move from discourse to action

19 Sep 2016

PRESS RELEASE 19 September 2016 – A delegation of 10 ACT Alliance member organisations travelled to New York for the United Nations Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants taking place today (19 September 2016). Joining over 600 civil society representatives, ACT Alliance added its voice to the chorus demanding that displaced populations be welcomed, […]

EU must take its share of responsibility for migrants & refugees

16 Sep 2016

On the eve of the UN Summit on Migration and Refugees, ACT Alliance calls for increased investment in improving living conditions in fragile states and regions, more focus on the protection of vulnerable groups, and commitment to creating safe passages to Europe. Syrian refugees walk in the countryside outside Messstetten, Germany. They have applied for […]

Common statement by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions

12 Sep 2016

 A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits it brings are at stake. This is about the future of our society and how we want to be viewed by the wider world. The future of our planet and the […]

DiPaz and ACT Colombia Forum joint statement on Colombia ceasefire

16 Aug 2016

Bogota, July 4th, 2016 Our churches and faith-based organisations are committed to providing accompaniment for the civilian population in the demobilization zones in the context of the Colombian peace-process, through the implementation of protection measures, peace education and reconciliation, and verification of the ceasefire and demobilization process. On June 23, 2016, the Colombian Government and […]

Equality for All

25 Jul 2016

Children sing a song in class at the Shri Pashupati Praja Primary School in the village of Tanglichowk, in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   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 […]

How do we inspire action for the SDGs?

19 Jul 2016

Recent Yakkum activities on national CBO meeting and rally with focus on No one Left Behind, and National Exhibition during International DRR day with focus on SDGs. Photo: Yakkum   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 […]

No one can escape Climate change

15 Jul 2016

A bridge near Pueblo Nuevo in northern Nicaragua, that no water has passed under for months. The rains just didn’t come. In wide areas across El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, harvests have been completely destroyed by the drought causing enormous hardship for many thousands of poor subsistence farming families. The drought in this area is […]

Leave no one’s dignity behind

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 […]

Stop the fighting in South Sudan and uphold international law, says ACT

11 Jul 2016

PRESS RELEASE   The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed violence erupting in Juba and surrounding […]

NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

28 Jun 2016

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States’ external cooperation instruments and tools in […]

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