Unilateral Coercive Measures

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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Impact of Sanctions on Humanitarian Work of Evangelical Churches and Organizations – WEA Statement

On 28 September 2021, Caritas Internationalis and the World Evangelical Alliance organized a virtual side-event, on the occasion of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, on the topic of “Assessing the humanitarian impact of unilateral sanctions.” The event panel consisted of prof. Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral …

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Joint Statement on the sanctions imposed on Syria

On 9 March 2021, during the the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, the World Evangelical Alliance, Caritas Internationalis, the World Council of Churches, and other Christian organizations, made the following statement on unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria, that are seriously hampering the ability of NGOs and Church-based organisations to deliver essential aid …

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Joint Statement: Deep Concern on the Negative Impacts of Unilateral Coercive Measures

During the the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, Caritas Internationalis in a statement co-sponsored by the WEA and other religious groups, expressed deep concern about the negative economic, social and humanitarian consequences of unilateral sanctions, especially those introduced without and beyond the authorization of the UN Security Council.