Development

Development

ACT Alliance supports long-term development in the poorest areas of the world. The core values of its approach to development include: ensuring everyone takes part in development; strengthening communities; giving equal voice to men and women; respecting cultural and spiritual differences; emphasising human rights; and protecting the environment.

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Women taking the lead

Women taking the lead

Jul 23, 2014

In South Sudan, ACT member World Renew works on improving agricultural production, and women take the lead

2nd ACT Assembly 2014

2nd ACT Assembly 2014

Jun 25, 2014

The ACT Assembly is under the motto "Join Hands – Full Life and Dignity for All" the strategic meeting place of the ACT membership. It takes place in Punta Cana from 21-24 October 2014

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

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

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

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

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

May 13, 2014

13 May, 2014 - ACT's local member in the Dominican Republic receives praised from two sectors for efforts to end discrimination against naturalised Haitians

 Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Apr 09, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The simple task of turning over new soil represented much more than the first step in a new shelter scheme for typhoon-hit Jinamoc

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Apr 01, 2014

28 March 2014 -As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its findings about the impacts of climate change this week, ACT Alliance expresses deep concern about the dramatic effect it will have on people’s lives while governments fail to agree an adequate way forward.

Mobile cash - emergency aid by text message

Mobile cash - emergency aid by text message

Mar 19, 2014

19 March, 2014 - Mobile phone cash transfers are proving a cheap and secure way to get money to Zimbabwean families most in need

Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Mar 14, 2014

14 March, 2014 - The worsening effects of a changing climate have been the focus of climate talks in Bonn this week, with developing countries stressing the need for equal attention to adaptation as to mitigation

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014 - Civil society organisations need greater protection from harassment and repression, ACT and CIDSE say.

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Post-2015 development agenda

Post-2015 development agenda

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Climate change

Climate change

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Development effectiveness

Development effectiveness

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Human rights and protection

Human rights and protection

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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 Food security

Food security

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