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Document Statement on UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015
The WCC Executive Committee states that, sfter more than 20 years of UN negotiations, COP21 has to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, November 2015
Document Statement on the need for a strong and effective arms trade treaty
The WCC affirms an arms trade treaty as a legal instrument that has three complementary tasks. It must prevent arms transfers to states where the government poses a threat to its own people or to other states. It must improve trade controls so that, where there is a high risk of re-export or diversion to organized criminals or armed groups, arms smuggling and black market sales are reduced or stopped. The ATT must also serve to protect communities and save lives.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Statement on the Situation in Tanah Papua (Indonesia)
The WCC Executive Committee expresses its deep concern for the deteriorating situation regarding human rights violations in Tanah Papua.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Minute on UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen
This minute on the UNFCCC Conference of Parties - COP 15 in Copenhagen has been adopted by the WCC's Executive committee during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 23-26 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2010
Document Statement on Universal Declaration of Human Rights
This statement recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by consensus by the WCC executive committee in Luebeck, September 2008.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Luebeck, September 2008
Document Minute on Darfur
Meeting in the country of Armenia, where genocide nearly a century ago still casts a deep shadow, the WCC executive committee reiterated the international responsibility to protect people at risk in the Darfur region of Sudan and in neighbouring Chad.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Etchmiadzin, September 2007
Document Minute on Iran and the Middle East regional crisis
The executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September, 2007, stated: In repeated statements over many years, the World Council of Churches has called for governments to exercise their responsibilities for bringing peace with justice to the peoples of the Middle East. Yet today - from Iraq to Lebanon to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - unresolved conflicts are scarring the region. The lives of countless women, children and men are shattered, families are torn apart, and whole communities are held hostage to injustice and violence.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Etchmiadzin, September 2007
Document Statement on Iraq and its Christian communities
The executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September, 2007, is deeply troubled by their suffering and calls urgently for solutions to the suffering of the Iraqi people.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Etchmiadzin, September 2007
Document Statement on the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol
10 years after the Kyoto Protocol, the executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September 2007, affirms the basic thrust of the UNFCCC to provide an instrument for a significant reduction of greenhouse gases in order to mitigate human-induced climate change.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Etchmiadzin, September 2007
Document Statement on UN Peacebuilding Commission
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, March 2007