Membership and Accreditation




The Relief and Development Unit of UnitingWorld is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. Signatories to the Code are required to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management.

More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be obtained from Members of the public can lodge complaints against signatories for breach of the code through the following contact:

Code of Conduct Manager

Code of Conduct Committee

T +61 2 6281 9220

ACT Alliance

The Relief and Development Unit of UnitingWorld is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of relief and development agencies related to the World Council of Churches and Lutheran World Federation.

ACT is an alliance of 125 churches working in over 140 countries. The Alliance mobilises US$1.6 billion annually in its work, which includes providing emergency food supplies, shelter and provisions in the event of conflict or disaster as well as long term development programs.

Membership of the Alliance will expand Relief and Development’s capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies in a well-coordinated and effective way. It will also increase the Relief and Development Unit’s ability to raise and direct donations from UCA members in response to emergencies.

By working with other members of the ACT Alliance who are well established and known on the ground, funds can promptly be directed to where they are needed most.

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Australian Government

UnitingWorld Relief and Development is an accredited agency with the Australian Government. The re-accreditation process occurs every five years and involves in-depth analysis of an organisation’s structures, policies and processes in relation to governance, finances and programs. This process gives the Government as well as the Australian public confidence that the community based organisations funded by the Australian overseas aid program are professional, well-managed and capable of delivering quality development outcomes.

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UnitingWorld is a member of Micah Australia – a coalition of churches and Christian organisations raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty. Micah Australia is endorsed by over 30 Christian agencies and mission groups as well as church denominations and and individuals.

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 Church Agencies Network

The Church Agency Network is a group of 11 Australian church-based aid and development agencies. The network is an opportunity to work together and to share experiences and practice, recognising that together we can achieve much more. UnitingWorld Hiis actively engaged in all CAN groups, which include CEOs, Program Managers, Program Effectiveness and Finance Managers.

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