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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As Lima policy talks show low ambition global climate movement grows

As Lima policy talks show low ambition global climate movement grows

Dec 14, 2014

14 December 2014 -Lack of vision among countries and missed opportunities in the Lima climate talks have undermined the process towards a global agreement on climate change in 2015, international humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has said.

ACT calls on parties at the UN climate talks to stop gambling with our future

ACT calls on parties at the UN climate talks to stop gambling with our future

Dec 13, 2014

ACT Alliance was out in full force on 12 December, the official final day of the COP20 in Lima, urging governments to stop gambling with the future of communities struggling with the impacts of climate change, and to come to an agreement that reflects the urgent need for change on the ground.

Do not gamble with our future, ACT Alliance says at UN climate conference

Do not gamble with our future, ACT Alliance says at UN climate conference

Dec 12, 2014

12 December 2014 - After two weeks of climate talks in Lima international humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance is urging governments to stop gambling with the future of communities struggling with the impacts of climate change and to come to an agreement that reflects the urgent need for change on the ground.

2nd ACT General Assembly (20-24 October 2014)

2nd ACT General Assembly (20-24 October 2014)

Dec 11, 2014

Following a successful 2nd General Assembly in October 2014, ACT Alliance has a new moderator, Sushant Agrawal from ACT member organisation CASA.

ACT Alliance marches for climate justice

ACT Alliance marches for climate justice

Dec 11, 2014

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, members of ACT Alliance joined 15 thousand people in Lima, Peru, to march for climate justice, while world leaders continued to negotiate a global climate agreement.

ACT's work in climate justice

ACT's work in climate justice

Dec 10, 2014

A short video in which ACT General Secretary John Nduna talks to the UN TV crew at the COP20 climate talks in Lima about ACT's work in climate justice

Ministers must turn hope into action, says ACT Alliance

Ministers must turn hope into action, says ACT Alliance

Dec 10, 2014

10 December 2014 - Ministers at the UN climate summit in Lima must work together to turn the first glimmers of hope in the negotiations into action, international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Dec 03, 2014

We are sharing this excellent video on the inclusion of people with disabilities, from our member Diakonie in Austria

 The world hopes for good news on the climate from Lima says ACT Alliance

The world hopes for good news on the climate from Lima says ACT Alliance

Nov 28, 2014

28 November 2014 - Negotiations at the UN climate talks (COP20) in Lima, Peru in December must yield good news as the full impact of climate change becomes more evident in different parts of the world with science stating clearly that human action is the cause, said international humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance.

Confronting chronic drought, food insecurity and climate injustice in Latin America

Confronting chronic drought, food insecurity and climate injustice in Latin America

Oct 29, 2014

29 October, 2014 - With support from the Ecumenical Small Projects Fund, Latin American community-based organisations are working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges they face

ACT pledges support for bold new vision

ACT pledges support for bold new vision

Oct 24, 2014

24 October, 2014 - With a show of hands, ACT delegates at the general assembly adopt new board members and ambitious plans to shape the future of the alliance

Climate change disaster not inevitable, ACT Alliance says

Climate change disaster not inevitable, ACT Alliance says

Oct 24, 2014

24 October, 2014 - In the days before a major new report on the effects of our warming planet is released, ACT insists that disaster can be averted with strong carbon-reduction mechanisms

ACT Alliance elects new moderator, approves new strategic plan

ACT Alliance elects new moderator, approves new strategic plan

Oct 24, 2014

23 October, 2015 - New leadership and direction mark the third day of the ACT Alliance assembly

ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

Oct 22, 2014

21 October, 2014 - Leaders of one of the world's largest humanitarian and development bodies gather in the Dominican Republic, united in their determination to drive down global poverty

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Oct 15, 2014

15 October, 2014 - ACT member Church World Service works closely with the Chaco women, helping them find their voice and stand up to injustice

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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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