civil society

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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