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 signs on to open letter to ministers at COP 18

ACT signs on to open letter to ministers at COP 18

Dec 04, 2012

ACT has joined around 40 NGOs and alliances to sign an open letter to ministers as they arrive in Doha calling for immediate emissions cuts, adaptation assistance for developing countries, and an international mechanism to compensate for loss and damage.

Campaigners march for climate justice

Campaigners march for climate justice

Dec 03, 2012

Images from the Doha climate change march December 1, 2012. A number of ACT members attending the COP18 climate talks in Doha took part in the march.

Will funding for climate change end this year?

Will funding for climate change end this year?

Dec 03, 2012

A financial black hole is fast approaching as the second week of UN climate negotiations begins today in Doha, Qatar.

Faith-based advocates seek better access to HIV/AIDS treatments

Faith-based advocates seek better access to HIV/AIDS treatments

Nov 28, 2012

‘Getting to Zero’ is the theme of World AIDS Day on December 1, reflecting the international advocacy and policy priorities of achieving zero AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, and the total elimination of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

Keep COP 18 true to science and the poor

Keep COP 18 true to science and the poor

Nov 26, 2012

UN talks that began in Doha today must finally take the concrete steps needed to move towards a comprehensive agreement to tackle climate change.

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Oct 25, 2012

The same week that human campaigner Blanca Rosa Quiroa de Hernández attends a United Nations review of civil rights in Guatemala, she also comes painfully close to finding the remains of her son who disappeared 28 years ago.

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Oct 17, 2012

Following on the heels of a successful march, organisers of India's land rights' protest insist the reform process must move forward as talks with the government get underway.

New food crisis threatens globe

New food crisis threatens globe

Oct 16, 2012

To mark World Food Day, this briefing paper outlines the factors that are contributing to yet another looming food crisis, and attempts to chart a way out of the cycle.

Indians march for land rights

Indians march for land rights

Oct 08, 2012

The 'Jan Satyagraha,' the world's largest march for land justice, aims to help lift 400 million Indians out of poverty.

Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

Oct 02, 2012

A new series of gender integration workshops shed light on how women are often shortchanged in development – and take aim to close the gender gap at each level in the value chain of production.

Brazil behind the boom

Brazil behind the boom

Sep 27, 2012

Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world — and yet 16 million of its citizens live in abject poverty. Why? This podcast takes a look behind the numbers.

Women farmers take on climate change

Women farmers take on climate change

Sep 18, 2012

A new study, “Women Farmers Adopting to Climate Change,” highlights how the phenomenon affects men and women differently – and can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities.

Reflections on Rio+20

Reflections on Rio+20

Jul 18, 2012

Christian Aid's senior advisor for sustainable development reflects on ACT's policy work at Rio+20, as well its investment in the "People's Summit" side event.

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

Jul 15, 2012

Developing countries should pursue low-carbon strategies with support from the global North to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, argues a new ACT report.

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Jul 06, 2012

This film gives voice to some of the, mostly indigenous, Central American people who have suffered under the exploitative measures employed by transnational companies.

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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

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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

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 Food security

Food security

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