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  • December 14, 2015

    Following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change on 12 December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said government representatives had made history.

  • December 11, 2015

    A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.

  • December 10, 2015

    As the COP21 climate summit in Paris draws to its close on 11 December, Christian Aid's Senior Climate Advisor, Mohamed Adow,  said: "The new Paris Outcomes text represents good progress. It is much cleaner and presents clear options to help ministers get tougher and resolve the sticky issues."

  • December 9, 2015

    Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal, says a new report from Amnesty International.

  • December 8, 2015

    The UN and its partners have launched a $5 billion initiative to expand renewable energy capacity in Africa as the Secretary-General  told the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris that saving energy is a triple-win in the battle against global warming.

  • December 7, 2015

    Christian Aid and tax justice campaigners have hailed as a “major breakthrough” a vote by the French National Assembly to introduce a new law that will help curb the tax dodging activities of multinationals.

  • December 4, 2015

    Over 20 faith leaders, with youth, political and civil society representatives sat down for a unique lunch at COP21 at a table with knives and forks but no food, in a public demonstration of their hunger for climate justice.

  • December 3, 2015

    The government of Saudi Arabia is preparing to execute some 52 prisoners at once, including several juveniles arrested at protests, according to reports.

  • December 2, 2015

    Christian Aid has expressed deep concerned at the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, in which one of its long-term partners, Mundri Relief & Development Association (MRDA) has been attacked.

  • December 1, 2015

    Christian Aid has welcomed the declaration by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, 20 countries most at risk of climate change, calling on world leaders at the Paris summit to work towards limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.