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29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

15 Oct 2008 description

Global credit crisis threatens the poorest, says ACT director GENEVA, 15 October 2008â€""The global credit crisis will have dramatic consequences for the poorest, because those who fund them are hit by the breakdown," says John Nduna, director of ACT International. The faith-based global humanitarian alliance is present in more than 75 countries and brings together 134 members from across the world.

05 Jun 2008 description

GENEVA, June 5, 2008 -- The plea 'Give us this day our daily bread' needs to be heard by world leaders meeting in Rome on the global food crisis, say church representatives across the globe.

'The Lord's Prayer highlights that having enough to eat is, and has always been, central to the Christian idea of a world shaped by justice and mercy,' observed Sushant Agrawal, Director of the Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in India.

01 Jul 2007 description

Action by Churches Together (ACT) International is a global alliance of churches and related agencies working to save lives and support communities in emergencies.

In 2006, ACT raised US$79.7 million for humanitarian assistance to communities in crisis in 34 countries. This report summarized ACT's activities in 2006 and 2007.

01 Aug 2006 description

ACT celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. This decade of working together as an alliance of more than 100 churches and related agencies, assisting people in need in humanitarian crises, culminated in an extraordinary and unprecedented year of disaster response in 2005.

01 Jun 2006 description
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) refer to plants and animals that have been manipulated at the genetic level through a special set of technologies that alter the makeup of living organisms, which is also called biotechnology.

The controversies about GMOs are basically around the food supply and their impact on social, economic, cultural and environmental welfare. Scientific studies are currently insufficient and inconclusive to state categorically that GMOs are harmful or beneficial to human health.
12 Nov 2002 description

Geneva, November 12, 2002 - During 2002 the ACT Alliance continues its efforts to enhance the human and organisational capacity of its members and implementing partners to respond effectively and co-operatively to emergency situations. This effort is being developed through the ACT Emergency Management Training Appeal AEMT21. This year special efforts were made to:

  • Ensure the impact of the program by engaging the members in a thorough selection of the participants and its commitment to follow-up the training.

07 Dec 2000 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 643,790
Geneva, 7 December 2000

Dear Colleagues,

The Rapid Response Fund was once again quite active in 2000. During the year, 28 ACT Implementing Members were assisted in responding to urgent, small scale emergencies with financial assistance ranging from USD 10,000 to the maximum limit of USD 50,000. An interim financial report of income and expenditure for 2000 is attached to this appeal. For details of each payment please refer to the RRF Updates which were issued after each payment was made.

27 Oct 1997 description

Dear Friends,

Further to the ACT Alert of 07 October, we are pleased to inform you about the following developments:

AFRICA (Southern region)

A very useful meeting was held a few days ago between the Coordinating Office and the LWF/WS Directors / Representatives of the southern Africa region - Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.