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May 03, 2013
A new global climate change agreement must ensure that fairness towards poor countries with the least responsibility for carbon emissions is central to future negotiations.
May 02, 2013
Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.
Apr 24, 2013
Members from eight Asian countries met last week in Nepal to share their experiences and develop strategies on how to better influence governments to address climate change.
Apr 22, 2013
It is time to rethink development, to open our eyes to the adverse effects of our high-consumption lifestyles and values. We have to transform our economy. We have to switch to a low-carbon and resource-efficient development model that closes the gap between rich and poor.
Apr 20, 2013
Humanitarian organisations assess damage from the powerful April 20 earthquake and prepare to bring relief supplies to the region.
Apr 19, 2013
The democratic uprisings across the Middle East have produced huge economic ripples in the region, forcing many Egyptians working abroad to return to their home communities, which are in desperate need of revitalisation.
Apr 10, 2013
A US-hosted meeting to discuss climate finance only included wealthy western governments – while no single developing country was invited to participate in the talks that were ostensibly meant to support them.
Apr 04, 2013
Read stories reported from the field that describe the impacts of ongoing support to flood-affected Pakistani communities since 2010.
Apr 04, 2013
Richard MacCormac, head of humanitarian mine action for DanChurchAid, talks about the dangerous and multi-faceted nature of landmine clearance.
Mar 22, 2013
Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.
Mar 14, 2013
In the wake of heavy floods, ACT Mozambique has moved quickly to help meet not only the short-term needs of affected communities, but also to reduce their vulnerabilities to future natural disasters.
Mar 13, 2013
Ten years ago, ACT Alliance and Caritas teamed up in Darfur to provide life-saving essentials, health care and education to hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing violence. Read what else has been accomplished in the last decade.
Mar 06, 2013
UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.
Mar 05, 2013
Innovative interactive exhibitions are giving visibility to the epidemic of domestic violence in Brazil – and now plans are in the works to take the initiative global.
Feb 28, 2013
Stricken with a deforming disease, forced to flee bullets and their homes, ostracised even in a camp for displaced people, leprosy patients receive the support they need.