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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.
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.
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.
Appeal Target: US $2,040,380
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$79.7 million for humanitarian assistance to communities in crisis in 34 countries. This report summarized ACT's activities in 2006 and 2007.
ACT celebrated its 10th anniversary in
August 2005. This decade of working together as an alliance of more than
100 churches and related agencies, assisting people in need in humanitarian
crises, culminated in an extraordinary and unprecedented year of disaster
response in 2005.
The controversies about GMOs are basically around the food supply and their impact on social, economic, cultural and environmental welfare. Scientific studies are currently insufficient and inconclusive to state categorically that GMOs are harmful or beneficial to human health.
Geneva, November 12, 2002 - During 2002 the ACT Alliance continues its efforts to enhance the human and organisational capacity of its members and implementing partners to respond effectively and co-operatively to emergency situations. This effort is being developed through the ACT Emergency Management Training Appeal AEMT21. This year special efforts were made to:
- Ensure the impact of the program by
engaging the members in a thorough selection of the participants and its
commitment to follow-up the training.
Total Appeal Target : US$ 643,790
Geneva, 7 December 2000
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.
ALERT No. 2
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.