Most read reports
- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- IDMC Mid-Year Figures: Internal Displacement in 2018
- Extreme hunger could kill 600,000 children in war zones this year
- Minority and Indigenous Trends 2018: Focus on migration and displacement
The ACT Program Manager for Migration & Displacement, Christian Wolff, read the joint NGO statement below at the final round of formal consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees in Geneva.
Eighteen months ago, we embarked on a multi-stakeholder process to transform the way we address large-scale movements and protracted situations. Much effort went into defining a collective vision for a world, where those forced to flee can enjoy protection and fundamental rights, and where host States can count on international solidarity.
3-6 July, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
In the face of the “Zero-tolerance” Immigration Policy of the United States Government, the ACT Forums of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala:
“We have heard about what happens when floods hit developed countries, they quickly rebuild and life continues. But when floods hit in countries like Uganda as is happening right now, you can’t imagine how long it takes for us to get things back to normal,” said Edith Kateme-Kasajja, climate finance negotiator from Uganda and negotiator of the Least Developed Country Group during the ACT Alliance side event at the Climate Conference in Bonn.
Closing sessions in Plenary at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. Credit: Joanna Patouris/ACT
The climate change negotiations in Bonn are wrapping up today with little progress made on developing the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The window for the negotiation of an ambitious outcome at COP24 is quickly narrowing, with little time left between now and December to finalize the process.
Church World Service (CWS) worked with communities in Tana River, Baringo and West Pokot counties in Kenya to implement Cash for Work (CfW) projects in response to the 2017 drought emergency. This guide documents best practices and lessons learnt to guide and provide field facilitators as well as other interested actors in the development and humanitarian aid sector, with ideas for designing appropriate strategies and actions for CfW programming. Suggested tools for use during the implementation of a CfW programme have been provided as annexes.
The Commission on Population and Development convened governments, UN agencies, civil society actors, and others to its 51st Session (CPD51) in New York from April 9- 13th. The theme of this year’s Commission was “Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration”.
Climate change threatens sustainable development and puts poor people at high risks
Brussels, February 28, 2018: We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children. The new EURODAC proposal being considered by the European Commission, Council and Parliament expands the purpose of the current database of asylum applicants to facilitate the identification of “irregularly staying third country nationals” through the use of biometric data.
Total Appeal Target: $2,983,403.
7th March 2018
ACT Alliance has the privileged position of being a network of local, national and international actors committed to partnerships amongst each other. This commitment enables international and global members of ACT to enhance the capacity of local and national actors, through resources, training and/or other support, allowing for first response in the beginning of a crisis or disaster to come directly from the community itself.
“ACT Alliance recognizes the deep and mutually enriching connections between religion and human rights. As a matter of fact, long before the current human rights instruments were developed in the 20th century, there were religious communities that upheld human dignity and advocated for people who suffered from exclusion and discrimination.” - Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance General Secretary.
Delivered at the Preparatory (stocktaking) meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 5 December 2017
Thank you, Mr Chair.
We have heard several very good suggestions and ideas from states and other stakeholders today, and we welcome the open spirit of the discussion.
At the global level, the following commitments for a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration would be important from our view:
Towards climate resilient agriculture and food systems A critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture
Executive Summary This briefing sets out the ACT Alliance EU position on what we believe are the best solutions to build climate resilient agriculture systems and meet the right to food for all in developed and developing countries. This position is based on our comparative analysis of the currently in vogue ‘climate-smart agriculture’ framework (CSA) versus the alternative frameworks of food sovereignty and agroecology.
This weekend’s announcement that the US will take no further part in the process for agreeing on a UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration is of great concern to all migrants and those who work with and for them, including the members of ACT Alliance worldwide.
The moral and ethical imperative to address climate change
As faith leaders and faith-based organisations from all across the world, we acknowledge that our wellbeing as human beings depends on and is closely intertwined with the wellbeing of our planet and the whole of creation. As people of faith, we are called to care for creation and share the resources of the earth in a sustainable and equitable way.
This discussion paper demonstrates that climate-induced non-economic loss and damage (NELD) includes forms of damage that cannot be measured or compensated financially. It includes loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, land, territories, artefacts, life, health, knowledge, social cohesion, identity, and sovereignty, and it ultimately causes migration and displacement.