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Common ecumenical advocacy at upcoming UNHCR meeting
The Global Ecumenical Network brings together representatives of regional working groups on uprooted people to analyse the global situation of uprooted people and develop common strategies for advocacy for the coming year.
The Network will consider issues for common ecumenical advocacy and develop recommendations related to the policy and work of UNHCR. UNHCR is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year, and its Executive Committee meets 2-6 October. Before that, UNHCR will consult with NGOs in a meeting scheduled for 27-29 September.
Participants in the Global Ecumenical Network meeting will be available for interview 24-26 September. They include:
Mr Victor Azariah, General Secretary, National Council of Churches in Pakistan
For more information and interview requests contact Sara Speicher, WCC Cluster Communication Officer, tel.: +41 22 791 6398; e-mail: media
The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches, now 337, in more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.