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Jean Fischer on preliminary Orthodox proposals
Granberg-Michaelson on ecumenical vision
D'Arcy Wood on consensus procedures
Anne Glynn-Mackoul on Met. Kirill's proposals
Russia - Statement on Chechnya
Special Session of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and Further Initiatives («Geneva 2000»)
Iraq - Appeal to the UN Security Council to lift sanctions with direct and indiscriminate effect on the civilian population
Romania - Appeal for continued dialogue on church-state legislation
"Justice, the heart of the matter"
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Background Document on the Situation in the Middle East
Report of the XLIII Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
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.
Appeal to Indonesian Government to end impunity
Motorised Mobility, Climate Change and Globalisation
By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA)*
Reiterated appeal to stop indiscriminate Russian military actions in Chechnya
First global meeting, Kenya
Meeting of the Orthodox members of the WCC Special Commission
Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem on the Occasion of the Great Jubilee in the Year 2000
WTO Ministerial Round