Civil society

Civil society raises alarm over the slow pace of COP15 negotiations

On day three of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) negotiations, frustrations are growing and sources have reported an alarming lack of overall progress. Ministers and high-level representatives are set to arrive next week. Substantial progress must be…

A letter from young people to English civil society

CIVIL YOUTH FORUM 21 November 2018 Youth-led groups came together from across England to take part in the Civil Society Futures inquiry. This is what they wanted you to hear. Dear English Civil Society: A day ago we didn’t know each other.…

Tunisia: Civil society calls for protecting the path to transitional justice

May 15, 2018 at 1:38 am | Published in: Africa, News, Tunisia Tunisian and foreign organizations refused to suspend the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, Monday, calling on civil society to mobilize in order to protect the transitional…

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee is a Californian academic and human rights organizer who has always been involved in the causes of the Middle East. He is part of the Syria Solidarity Movement. What people and organizations are in the Syria Solidarity Movement?…

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

By Fackson Banda Fackson Banda is Programme Specialist in the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). PARIS (IDN) – As social media expands, journalism is more special than ever: This is the conviction expressed by…

First “Academy on the Green Economy” Kicks off in Turin, Italy

Human Wrongs Watch Turin, Italy, 6 October 2014 , (ILO)* – More than 120 participants from over 20 countries gather at the ILO International Training Centre for a two-day policy forum and knowledge fair on the green economy. The event marks…

Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons – civil society forum

The first day of the formal part of the ICAN Conference on the humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons finished today with a relentless flow of extraordinary information about how even a limited nuclear exchange would leave a…

Middle East Nuclear Free Zone: Pushing the States to the Negotiating Table

As the Helsinki conference on the Establishment of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East failed to materialise, civil society organisations gathered to express their frustration and try to channel it in a positive direction. …