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The United Nations Interagency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development (IATF), with the endorsement of the IATF Multi-Faith Advisory Council, has urged governments and international bodies to ensure that their policies and actions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic comply with international human rights standards.  Multi-faceted responses to...

WACC is surveying its community media partners on their response to COVID-19 and their needs to help keep the communities they serve informed and safe. Community media need your help! Please donate to the Community Media Rapid Response Fund. Amidst the coronavirus crisis, a community radio station supported by...

In times of crisis, information saves lives.  In the response to Covid-19, we see how vital it is to get accurate and trusted messages to people so that they know what they need to do and where they can get help when they need it.   For many...

The global Covid-19 pandemic has shown how vital it is to get accurate and trusted information to communities in languages and channels that they understand. It has also raised awareness of the opportunities - and rights-based challenges - of digital communication. WACC and its partners...

Inclusion of key stakeholders in text, democratic deliberation’ needed A group of women’s rights organizations and non-governmental organizations is urging the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to postpone the adoption of the final draft version of its Political Declaration. The group is concerned that it “omits...

International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns step up demands for the respect of women’s basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. This year’s IWD,  March 8, 2020, calls us to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality in order to forge a gender-equal world. WACC...

On February 13,  World Radio Day, WACC Global joins UNESCO in urging radio stations worldwide to “uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.” WACC also encourages its members to celebrate the contributions of community radio, which remain the most accessible medium for disadvantaged and...

How should civil society engage with the challenges and opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? WACC Global’s No-Nonsense Guide to Communication Rights, Civil Society and Artificial Intelligence identifies several ways in which citizen groups, NGOs, charities, foundations, media, labour unions and faith-based groups who make up civil society...

Some 25,000 government, private sector, scientific community, and civil society representatives from over 200 countries are currently attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. It is increasingly clear that climate change is no longer a future problem –  the past five years have been the...