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.
Ethiopia: WEA Secretary General calls for immediate ceasefire and peace negotiations at Human Rights Council Special Session
On 17 December 2021, the World Evangelical Alliance’s Secretary General Bishop Thomas Schirrmacher addressed the UN Human Rights Council at its 33rd Special Session on
Central African Republic: Shed light on the role of multinational companies operating complicit in “war business”
On 7 October 2021, at the Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic on their
On 6 October 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th session, the World Evangelical Alliance participated in the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the report of
WEA calls on governments to reconsider the extensive use of sanctions, to prioritize the well-being of civilians, dialogue and political solutions
On 16 September 2021, the World Evangelical Alliance stated that the extensive use of sanctions, or Unilateral Coercive Measures in UN language, has a detrimental
On 24 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th session, the World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches and the Baptist World Alliance
On 22 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th session, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the High Commissioner, the Human Rights Council, and United