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ICCO has published 2 annual reports. One for ICCO Foundation and the second one is the consolidation of the financials statements of ICCO Foundation and ICCO Group B.V.
ICCO has published 2 annual reports. One for ICCO Foundation and the second one is the consolidation of the financials statements of ICCO Foundation ánd ICCO Group B.V. ICCO is the sole shareholder of the ICCO Group. B.V.
This week trainings of the project “ACT for Humanitarian Capacity Development” take place at the global office of ICCO in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 16th till 19th of August, 20 humanitarians from disaster prone countries receive training in how to deal with disasters and emergencies. In this way, communities will be better prepared to cope with disasters like the drought in Ethiopia, floods in Bangladesh and the earthquake in Nepal.
Better prepared for drought, floods and earthquakes
ICCO Cooperation spent €59,3 million on development programs in 39 countries in Africa, Latin Amerika and Asia in 2015. This can be found in the annual report ICCO Cooperation which shows the financial and operational results. A big part of the revenues came from the Dutch government. Other important donors were the European Union, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and IDB.
Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why ACT Alliance starts with capacity training programs of local communities through an EU initiative.
Easy access and sharing of practical information on food and nutrition security in developing countries – that’s the purpose of the Food and Nutrition Security Portal within Akvopedia, which is online as of today, June 9 2015.
The portal is an initiative of ICCO Cooperation and Akvo and can be found at http://akvopedia.org/wiki/Food_%26_Nutrition_Security_Portal
Ten Years of the Right to Food Guidelines: Gains, Concerns and Struggles
NEW REPORT CALLS FOR MORE DEMOCRATIC FOOD SYSTEMS
Rome, Utrecht, Heidelberg, Geneva, Berlin, 8 October 2014 - Food security and human rights remain deeply threatened by concentration of land ownership, corporate domination of food systems and policy incoherence, reports the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014, officially launched today with the participation of the new UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, Dr. Hilal Elver, at the FAO in Rome.
Several schemes related to food, agriculture and nutrition, lead by the most powerful countries in the world in close cooperation with corporations, have gained unprecedented influence in recent years. As international solidarity between states as well as UN resources have significantly decreased since the financial crisis in 2008, the new precept in international affairs appears to be that no major development project can be carried out without the active participation of major corporations and their front foundations/agencies, often in the form of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).
Failure by national governments and international
institutions to ensure the right to food has led to rising numbers of malnourished
and starving people, as documented in the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch
2009. The report which is being launched this week on the occasion of World
Food Day in twelve countries worldwide, is a common endeavor of a Consortium
of human rights organisations, social movements and development agencies,
among them Brot f=FCr die Welt, FIAN International and the Interchurch Organisation
for Development Co-operation (ICCO).
Health is one of the fundamental universal human rights. This means that everybody should have access to good and affordable health care. Pre-conditions for a healthy life, such as clean water, nutrition and safe employment conditions need to be met. Unfortunately, in many places of the world this is not the case. Many people live in unhealthy conditions and do not have access to health care. Especially the poorest, women, children and disabled people are vulnerable.
Christian leaders around the world are calling on the United Nations Secretary-General to seek tangible results in realizing the right to food. The letter to Ban Ki-moon is the first action of a new ecumenical global campaign on food being launched today in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA).
"Churches have always helped people in need of food, but now we want to tackle the root causes of hunger as a structural problem," states Rev.
The European Union is becoming increasingly
important as a donor for ICCO and its alliance members. Direct contact
between partners and the European Union is also increasing. The process
of decentralisation at the European Commission, set into motion some time
ago, has now made marked progress. Coordination mechanisms between European
Union member states are increasing and this makes the European Union more
transparent for partners.