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Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - The poor human rights record of mining companies is up for discussion next week as ACT and other civil society organisations bring the voices of people suffering exploitation to the UN office in Geneva

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - A concerted effort to stem the rise in refugee numbers - at their highest since WW2 - is desperately needed, says ACT Alliance

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - When a group of young people from India’s Odisha state put disaster management training into practice, they were able to save all the residents of their village from the onslaught of cyclone Phailin. It has earned them a local government commendation.

It’s time: businesses must be legally bound to respect human rights, says ACT Alliance

It’s time: businesses must be legally bound to respect human rights, says ACT Alliance

Jun 17, 2014

17 June, 2014 - Greater state protection against corporate human rights abuses would open the way for development that's sustainable and respects the rights of people and the environment

Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Jun 15, 2014

15 June, 2014 - UN climate talks have ended on a good note but pressure remains on the parties to strive toward a binding agreement

Climate finance must not come from aid budgets - ACT Alliance

Climate finance must not come from aid budgets - ACT Alliance

Jun 11, 2014

11 June, 2014 - A new climate deal in 2015 needs finance for new climate programmes. But it must not come from existing aid budgets, ACT says.

Follow the lead of climate victories, ACT urges UN body

Follow the lead of climate victories, ACT urges UN body

Jun 03, 2014

3 June, 2014 - Recent political decisions in favour of the climate should guide UN negotiators drafting a new global climate agreement

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

May 30, 2014

31 May, 2014 - Mehrabudin went to find work in the morning. When he came home his village, in the hills of Afghanistan, had been wiped out by a landslide.

Afghanistan floods and landslides

Afghanistan floods and landslides

May 30, 2014

30 May 2014 - A devastating landslide in Argo District, Badakhshan on May 2 killed at least 503 people, but based on information from the affected community, it is feared that up 2,500 people died and are buried under meters of mud.

Saving grain for a rainy day

Saving grain for a rainy day

May 26, 2014

26 May, 2014 - Modern grain silos will remove the anxiety of grain loss for farmers in Haiti

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

May 20, 2014

20 May, 2014 - After just a year on the UNDP's civil society advisory group, FCA's director Antti Pentikäinen has been elected its chair

Norway to host major South Sudan funding conference

Norway to host major South Sudan funding conference

May 19, 2014

19 May 2014 - South Sudan funding conference takes place in Norway this week to raise the money required to provide for the 4.9 million people in need

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

May 19, 2014

19 May, 2014 - House reconstruction has begun following the fire that destroyed 10 hill suburbs of Valparaiso last month. Psychosocial work to heal young minds will be the next area.

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

May 14, 2014

14 May, 2014 - An ambitious plan to open a new fund to support countries suffering the effects of climate change is close to being signed-off

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

May 13, 2014

14 May, 2014 - ACT members are calming the frayed nerves of people recovering from strong earthquakes that rocked west Nicaragua last month