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ActionAid responds to UN Secretary General’s statement

On 18 September 2019 UN Secretary General António Guterres noted that all countries must act to stop climate change. This is our response.

UN Climate Action Summit: Three ways to breathe life into the Paris Agreement

ActionAid is calling on governments around the world to act NOW on climate change.

Calls for greater action from the South African government following rise in violence against women and xenophobic attacks

ActionAid country directors from across Africa have issued a joint statement in solidarity with those protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa

ActionAid Cambodia launches appeal to plant 100,000 mangroves – after coastline sees 62% loss of vital defence against climate change

ActionAid Cambodia launches appeal to plant 100,000 mangroves – after coastline sees 62% loss of vital defence against climate change Communities in Kampot province are coming together to launch

ActionAid endorsed for high quality and assurance standards

ActionAid is delighted to have been verified against the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), the first such group to achieve this status. ActionAid is committed to continuously improving our programming

Violence is not part of the job

ActionAid and partners are calling on ILO member states to urgently ratify and bring into force new global legislation to end violence and harassment at work. Read our joint statement on this page.

ActionAid responds to UN report on land and climate change

On 8 August 2019 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its landmark report on land use and climate. This is ActionAid's response.

Activists call for bold action from governments on climate, inequality and freedom of expression, as development goals falter

Activists gathered in New York kick off global call for people to #StandTogetherNow and demand that their governments step up action to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.

Our commitment to social justice

At the ActionAid General Assembly last week, the following text was proposed by a number of member countries, including the USA, Guatemala, Italy, Brazil, Uganda, Denmark, India and Spain. The
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Six years of talks fail to address funding needed to support survivors of climate disasters

Despite six years of negotiating, the UN process has failed to face the fact that a new funding mechanism is desperately needed to support people to recover from climate disasters.