Month: October 2021

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 report, during the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, the World Evangelical Alliance and Caritas Internationals ask the UN Expert what mechanisms shed light on the role of the …

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Sudan: Despite Progress, Discrimination and Violence Against Christians Continue

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 the High Commissioner on the Sudan. We urged the government of Sudan to ensure the protection of religious minorities and bring its legislation in compliance with Article 18 of the …

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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 impact on the civilian population disproportionately to their stated objectives. We called on the United States, the European Union and other governments to reconsider the extensive use of UCMs and …

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Statement: The Plight of Religious Minorities is Under-Reported in the UN System

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 Nations Special Procedures to include Christians and other religious minorities, when warranted, in their statements and reporting, and to highlight not only the vulnerability of these groups, but also their …

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Addressing the Situation of Religious Minorities in Sri Lanka and in Afghanistan during the Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

On 14 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th Session, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the High Commissioner to include Christian and other religious minorities in her reporting on Sri Lanka and on Afghanistan. Our statement highlighted incidents of religious violence and intolerance against Protestant Christians in Sri Lanka, and that religious minorities in …

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