Rudelmar Bueno de Faria
General Secretary (CEO) of the ACT Alliance

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria is the General Secretary (CEO) of the ACT Alliance, an international coalition of 152 churches and faith-based organizations working together in humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and advocacy work in over 120 countries. Prior to this, he served as the World Council of Churches Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Director of the Lutheran World Service. Mr. de Faria has over 25 years of experience working with national and international non-governmental organizations. His education and training embraces business administration, international relations, community development and international humanitarian law. Under his leadership, the ACT Alliance developed a new strategic direction focusing on gender, including strategic partnerships with UNFPA and UN-Women, and ACT Alliance commitments to the Nairobi Statement on ICPD25.

Mr. de Faria is a Co-Chair and member of the United Nations Multi-faith Advisory Council, member of the Steering Committee on Humanitarian Response, member of the United Nations Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence, member of the Advisory Board for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia, member of the UN-Women Leadership and Planning Committee of the Generation Equality campaign around Beijing+25, member of the NGO Working Group on the United Nations Security Council.