An Evangelical Voice at United Nations
Serving a constituency of some 600 million evangelical Christians, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is uniquely positioned to represent an evangelical voice at the United Nations (UN). Since the relocation of its Headquarters to New York in 2010, the WEA has increased its engagement at the UN promoting peace and reconciliation, advocating for the poor and needy, and also communicating evangelical beliefs and values.
The WEA holds Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) which serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.
The WEA is also accredited to the UN Department of Public Information.
Canada: Protection of Persons with Disabilities, Human Trafficking, Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 44th session
On 31 March 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council
Multi-faith coalition urges India to address rights violations against religious minorities
The World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors International, the Indian American Muslim Council, Hindus for Human Rights, Justice For All, and the International Commission for Dalit
WEA & WCC call on Algeria to allow forcibly closed churches to reopen
The World Evangelical Alliance and the World Council of Churches called on the government of Algeria to allow forcibly closed Protestant churches to reopen and
Rights Violations Against Christians in Iran in 2022 – Launch of the Report
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Article18, Middle East Concern, and Open Doors International launched their fifth joint annual report on Rights Violations Against Christians in Iran. The
WEA and WCC call on Algeria and India to respect rights of religious minorities
The World Evangelical Alliance and the World Council of Churches called on Algeria to cease all prosecutions against Christians and allow forcibly closed Protestant churches
WEA invites UN Expert to share best practices in recognition & registration of religious communities
The freedom to manifest one’s religion includes the freedom for members of religious communities to establish and maintain religious, charitable or humanitarian institutions. The World