civil society

UN and civil society team up to make cities more sustainable and inclusive

How can we make sure that cities become more inclusive, with a smaller environmental footprint, and leave no-one behind? These questions will be tackled at the UN Civil Society Conference, which is due to take place in the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City, at the end of August.

#UNSGcandidates promotes public input in process for new UN chief

The race is on for the new UN Secretary-General and for the first time in the organization’s 70 years of existence people everywhere can get involved.

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Lawful civil society groups ‘are not enemies of democracy, but key allies,’ says UN expert

United Nations human rights expert Ben Emmerson today urged governments across the world to ensure that civil society be included in global, co-ordinated efforts to counter the spread of terrorism.

“Amazing and unexpected news” of Nobel Peace award

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a quartet of Tunisian organizations has been described by the UN in the North African country as amazing and unexpected.

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Governments reminded that democracies need strong civil society

Discussions about gender equality must not be isolated from discussions about democracy and civil society.

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UN expert calls on countries to strengthen protection of civil society voices, whistleblowers

A United Nations independent expert today urged Governments worldwide to provide adequate protection to members of civil society, including whistleblowers, and ensure transparency in their decision-making processes.