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Document Yaoundé declaration
A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document World Summit for Social Development
Address to the Plenary of the World Summit for Social Development, March 1995, by Konrad Raiser, general secretary, World Council of Churches
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Solidarity with Victims of Climate Change
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP13 / UN Climate Conference Bali
Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 to the UNFCCC 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP3
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP14 / UN Climate Conference Poznań
Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP14 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen
Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun
Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban
Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document AGAPE background document
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document Respect for people and nature
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters