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Document How to submit an alternative report to the UNCRC
Every year the Geneva-based UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviews the situation of children in different countries. WCC member churches and partners are invited to consider submitting alternative reports with their observations from the ground.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Interfaith statement on climate change
The statement produced at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014, presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson. The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change was hosted by the WCC and Religions for Peace in New York.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq
An open letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, soliciting prayers for the Christians, the church communities and all the suffering people on the Plain of Nineveh in northern Iraq, as well as the surrounding region. Reports in recent days have confirmed the forced displacement and indiscriminate killing of Christians, Yazidis, and members of other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Iraq as the result of military attacks by the “Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Letter to the UN Secretary General on Iraq
Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, expressing concern over the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic groups being killed and forced to flee from their ancestral land in Iraq by radical combatants from the so-called “Islamic State”.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Public statement on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect
Public comment from the WCC general secretary on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect, issued on 2 April.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Statement for Geneva 2 talks on Syria
"An urgent call to action for a just peace in Syria" - statement from the WCC Ecumenical Consultation on Syria, held 15-17 January 2014, at the Ecumenical Centre to be presented at the Geneva 2 talks on Syria.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document At the award ceremony for the Ecumenical Centre re-development architectural competition
“We have found reasons to hope for the re-development of the Ecumenical Centre and its surrounding property in ways that will be beneficial to the work of WCC, to tenants in this location, to the community in Grand-Saconnex and to the vision for the international zone as a Jardin des Nations,” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said in his welcoming remarks at the award ceremony for the winning design for the development of the Ecumenical Centre and WCC offices as well as runner-up projects.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Minute on Climate Justice
Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations
This message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, was read out during the WCC 10th Assembly Justice Plenary on 6 November 2013.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Messages and greetings to the WCC 10th Assembly
Document EWN statement from Berlin consultation
The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water