ACT News

Paris agreement should address weak climate pledges

30 Oct 2015

The climate summit in Paris must agree on an international agreement which will be effective in fighting climate change. The biggest priority for the summit will be to develop such an agreement with the necessary elements to progressively increase ambition in the coming years and decades.The UN aggregate analysis report of the national climate contributions […]

ACT calls for an end to attacks on aid workers

29 Oct 2015

Less than one month after the bombing of the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of at least 30 staff and patients, the humanitarian community is again outraged at the aerial attack on another MSF medical facility in Haydan, Yemen. ACT Alliance deplores these attacks, and stands […]

Pakistan & Afghanistan earthquake – death toll rises to over 360

28 Oct 2015

More than 360 people are reported dead, mostly in Pakistan, after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan on Monday. At least 2,000 people were injured, with casualty figures expected to rise as rescuers begin to reach more remote areas. According to ACT Alliance members and partners, earthquake-affected communities are in dire need of food […]

ACT Alliance opens a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean

27 Oct 2015

Several high level events took place in San Salvador, El Salvador on the occasion of the launch of the regional presence of ACT Alliance for Latin America and the Caribbean end of October. As an outcome, it is expected that climate justice will be at the heart of the work of the ACT Alliance in […]

UN climate talks: Close, but yet so far

23 Oct 2015

While the number of hours left for climate negotiations are rapidly shrinking, the actual draft agreement is making little progress. The UN climate talks are expected to deliver a global climate agreement at the climate summit, COP21, in Paris in December, and the negotiations in Bonn this week were meant to advance the draft agreement. […]

154 religious leaders from world regions call for climate resilient future

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 […]

Concrete commitments needed to safeguard migrants’ rights

19 Oct 2015

More legal channels for migration are needed to ensure refugees’ protection, and help migrants have access to decent work in destination countries, international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. As the Global Forum on Migration and Development came to a close in Istanbul last week, ACT Alliance said that there is a clear […]

Relief for children displaced by Ukraine conflict

12 Oct 2015

ACT member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of the Ukraine conflict’s most vulnerable victims with emergency food assistance for 900 children under age three living in areas directly affected by the violence in Eastern Ukraine. Nearly two years of armed conflict has driven 1.5 million Ukrainian people from their […]

States must take financial ownership for implementing SDGs

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 […]

Faith-based and international orgs work together to realise SDGs

26 Sep 2015

As the UNGA opened this week, faith leaders and international organisations came together to discuss the “Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty and Advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. This historic event, co-sponsored by the World Council of Churches, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion Development, the World Bank and other multi-religious organisations, mobilised […]

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