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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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.

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

Jun 22, 2012

Governments have squandered a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to make significant advances towards a greener, fairer future for the planet and its people, says ACT Alliance as the Rio+20 summit concludes in Brazil.

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2012

Three young people living in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya talk about their plans and aspirations for the future.

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance is calling on heads of states and governments to show their leadership in Rio de Janeiro this week by agreeing to transform the current economic system, for the good of the planet and its people.

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Jun 12, 2012

Gaps in leadership, ambition and commitment threaten to hamper the Rio+20 talks in Brazil next week, ACT Alliance is warning, a day before the final pre-summit negotiations begins.

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

Jun 12, 2012

The 2011 annual report carries the theme ‘local roots, global reach’, chosen to demonstrate the remarkable work of ACT members globally but particularly those living and working in countries worst affected by poverty and disaster.

Churches worldwide urge Poland to show leadership on climate change action

Churches worldwide urge Poland to show leadership on climate change action

Jun 01, 2012

Christian leaders and communities across the globe this week began lobbying the Polish government to take decisive and bold action to combat climate change, in a global campaign coordinated by ACT Alliance.

Baby steps at Bonn climate talks reveal lack of ambition

Baby steps at Bonn climate talks reveal lack of ambition

May 30, 2012

Discord, mistrust and a lack of ambition from countries contributed to the disappointing outcome of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, ACT Alliance says.

Private finance needs thorough scrutiny

Private finance needs thorough scrutiny

May 24, 2012

An event co-hosted by ACT Alliance at the UN climate talks in Bonn has revealed uncertainty over the role private finance can play in funding the international response to climate change.

Finding hope amid HIV

Finding hope amid HIV

May 22, 2012

An NGO in Mauritania is continuing its fight to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV, in partnership with an ACT Alliance member.

Address climate gaps in Bonn, ACT says

Address climate gaps in Bonn, ACT says

May 21, 2012

With the latest round of climate change negotiations now underway, ACT Alliance is urging governments to address the failures of last year's COP 17 climate talks in Durban, South Africa.

Press release: A big hand for equality

Press release: A big hand for equality

Mar 08, 2012

ACT releases new report on gender equality for International Women's Day

Press release: ACT general secretary pledges continued solidarity with South Sudanese people

Press release: ACT general secretary pledges continued solidarity with South Sudanese people

Mar 02, 2012

ACT remains committed to helping the people of the world’s newest country chart a path for themselves

Colombia: doctors dispatched to forgotten villages

Colombia: doctors dispatched to forgotten villages

Feb 03, 2012

ACT health brigades reach remote communities – some of which haven't seen a doctor in 15 years

No time for complacency or blame in Haiti

No time for complacency or blame in Haiti

Jan 31, 2012

ACT member Church World Service presses the US Congress to step up efforts in the western hemisphere's poorest country.

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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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