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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ACT Talk: Moving mountains

ACT Talk: Moving mountains

Nov 01, 2013

2 November 2013 - 'Moving mountains: the church and its active citizens', Anne-Marie Helland, General Secretary of NCA

ACT Talk: Clearing mines for peace and development

ACT Talk: Clearing mines for peace and development

Nov 01, 2013

1 November 2012 - Clearing mines for peace and development Henrik Stubkjær, General Secretary of DCA, and ACT Alliance board member

Quitting tobacco in Brazil

Quitting tobacco in Brazil

Nov 01, 2013

1 November 2013- Weaning farmers off tobacco-dependent agriculture is nearly as hard as weaning smokers off cigarettes. WHO presents work by an ACT partner as a model.

ACT Talk:  'Buen vivir' the concept of good living

ACT Talk: 'Buen vivir' the concept of good living

Nov 01, 2013

1 November 2013 - is the dominant view of development just an extension of colonialism? ACT talk by Beat Dietschy of Bread for All.

ACT Talk: ACT response to the Syrian crisis

ACT Talk: ACT response to the Syrian crisis

Oct 31, 2013

31 October 2013 - a clear picture of the conflict in Syria and ACT's response to it. A talk by Rudelmar de Faria, LWF.

ACT talk: Gunilla Hallonsten

ACT talk: Gunilla Hallonsten

Oct 30, 2013

30 October 2013 - 'Giving the floor to the voice of a child - children's right to development' an ACT talk by Gunilla Hallonsten.

UN day: unfulfilled promises

UN day: unfulfilled promises

Oct 24, 2013

24 October 2013 - United Nations has played a crucial role in human rights and fundamental freedoms, but some key aims are unfulfilled

Money, health and food in Niger

Money, health and food in Niger

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2012 - a series of two-minute videos from ACT Member World Renew, compare income, health and nutrition in North America and Niger.

Deal with ‘everyday disasters’ to eradicate poverty

Deal with ‘everyday disasters’ to eradicate poverty

Oct 17, 2013

17 October 2013 - “Routine and everyday disasters are causing extensive harm to poor people, but they go unnoticed” says ACT General Secretary John Nduna.

The Gaping Gap of Adaptation in Africa

The Gaping Gap of Adaptation in Africa

Oct 17, 2013

17 October 2013 - Africa is a ‘vulnerability hot spot’ for the impacts of climate change – with adaptation challenges growing substantially even if emissions are reduced drastically.

International Day for Rural Women

International Day for Rural Women

Oct 14, 2013

15 October 2012 - International Day for Rural Women - ACT's work in pictures.

A new path to poverty eradication

A new path to poverty eradication

Sep 25, 2013

25 September 2013 - United Nations member states are discussing ways of attaining the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals and putting plans in place for new ambitions. ACT Alliance is clear that decision-makers need to speed up efforts to ensure everyone benefits from development.

ACT Alliance Annual Report 2012

ACT Alliance Annual Report 2012

Aug 30, 2013

30 August 2013 - ACT's 2012 annual report offers snapshots of the huge variety of life-saving and development work carried out in the course of the year.

Demands for greater protection of factory workers

Demands for greater protection of factory workers

Jul 30, 2013

30 July 2013 - Stronger measures must be put in place to hold governments to account for factory worker deaths, ACT tells human rights body

Zimbabwe elections place country at crossroads

Zimbabwe elections place country at crossroads

Jul 25, 2013

With days until national elections in the troubled southern African state, ACT members call for calm and for a free and fair poll

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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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