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CIVIL SOCIETY Press Releases

Asia-Pacific gathers to take stock of ambitious development targets General—26 Nov 18

Senior government officials, United Nations representatives and civil society from across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok on Monday for the start of the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and

UN expert: Civil society is crucial for sustainable development in General—09 Nov 18

A UN human rights expert urged the Cambodian Government to work more closely with civil society groups, and said the best way for the country to achieve a durable peace and sustainable development was to put human rights at the forefront of

Asia-Pacific countries agree on inclusive technology and innovation policies to achieve Sustainable General—05 Sep 18

Senior government officials from Asia and the Pacific, along with civil society representatives and the private sector have committed to promote more inclusive technology and innovation policies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at a

Abidjan hosts high-level discussion on infrastructure governance Stcoks—21 Jun 18

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, June 20, 2018: Representatives from government, multilateral development banks, the private sector, and civil society converge in Abidjan this week for the Second Regional Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance and Tools. The

Civil Society Organizations Present Findings of Education Policy Evaluations Stcoks—13 Jun 18

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (June 12, 2018) - More than 140 representatives from the education departments of Ulaanbaatar city districts, as well as directors and principals of secondary schools, gathered on June 11, 2018 to discuss the findings of an

Government and Civil Society Sectors Together with 12 Leading Private Organizations Hold a Meeting General—03 May 18

Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin (MD), Education Minister and Head of the Public Sector Team of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Education and Leadership Development Project (front row – 5th from left), along with Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister

Sustainable Energy for All Forum Opens With Focus to Leave No One Behind in Energy Energy—03 May 18

Ministers, business leaders, investors and civil society gather to call for faster progress to achieve universal energy access The Sustainable Energy for All Forum opened today in Portugal with the urge to global leaders that more can be done to ensure

The UN Human Rights Office calls on Thailand to end restrictions on activists raising critical General—02 May 18

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned by the restrictions imposed on civil society groups on Labor Day in relation the rights freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. "As party to the International Covenant on Civil and

Unashamed bigotry: Rise in racism and xenophobia is alarming, say UN rights General—21 Mar 18

UN and regional human rights experts* have urged States, civil society organisations and activists to step up their efforts to stem the alarming rise in racism and xenophobia worldwide, citing concerns about the impact of populist nationalism on

Policymakers and civil society to convene at global UN energy conference in Bangkok 21-23 February General—19 Feb 18

Ministers, senior UN officials and civil society representatives from around the world will convene in Bangkok this week for the Global SDG7 Conference, where they will identify trends and gaps towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7(SDG7) on

Governments gather in Beijing to accelerate commitments towards a disability-inclusive society in General—08 Dec 17

Senior government officials, policymakers, civil society and academia from over 30 countries across Asia-Pacific have gathered in Beijing this week to accelerate commitments towards improving the rights of the 690 million disabled persons across the

AIT signs agreement with Balochistan Development Network General—22 Nov 17

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Balochistan Development Network (BDN), a membership-based network comprising of 25 civil society organizations of Balochistan, Pakistan. The MoU was signed by

African Leaders Unite to Modernize Hydromet Services Stcoks—13 Sep 17

ADDIS ABABA, September 12, 2017—Today, the first African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) Africa Hydromet Forum opened its doors to over 500 African leaders from governments, public and private sector representatives, civil society,

ASEAN parliamentarians alarmed by Cambodia crackdown General—11 Sep 17

Members of parliament from across the ASEAN region expressed grave concerns today over the worsening human rights situation in Cambodia, as the government has continued efforts to crack down on independent media outlets and civil society

World Bank Announces Roma Sounding Board Membership Stcoks—21 Jun 17

BUCHAREST, June 20, 2017 - The World Bank Office in Romania announced the newly-selected members of the Roma Sounding Board (RSB) – a platform of civil society organizations (CSOs) dedicated to informing World Bank engagement on Roma-specific

UN Human Rights Office welcomes orderly communal vote in Cambodia, calls for re-opening civil General—14 Jun 17

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomed the orderly conduct of voting in the communal elections held across Cambodia on 4 June, and expressed hope that the smooth and peaceful poll bodes well for the democratic process ahead of next

World Bank Seeks Applicants for New Committee on Roma Inclusion Stcoks—26 Apr 17

BUCHAREST, April 25, 2017 — Today the World Bank Office in Romania launched a call for applications for civil society organizations interested in strengthening the social inclusion of the Roma under a newly-established committee, called the Roma

Consultation Workshop Held on Improving Building Safety at Ulaanbaatar City Public Schools and Stcoks—17 Mar 17

ULAANBAATAR, March 16, 2017 – Representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, Ulaanbaatar city municipality, the World Bank, and civil society organizations gathered together at

Buddhist Leader#s Annual Peace Proposal Stresses Power of Youth in Building Global Solidarity, General—26 Jan 17

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled "The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope" on January 26, 2017. While acknowledging numerous global

Empowering Young People in Tajikistan Stcoks—18 Jan 17

DUSHANBE, January 17, 2017 – The second "Youth Entrepreneurship Forum" was held today in Dushanbe and brought together over 200 participants – young people, private sector companies, civil society, government representatives, higher education

Parliamentarians call on Malaysian authorities to release Bersih activistJAKARTA, 21 November General—22 Nov 16

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today joined the growing chorus of civil society groups and human rights advocates calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Maria Chin Abdullah, Chairperson of Bersih 2.0, a movement for clean

Thailand Green Excellence Awards at World Travel Market (WTM) 2016 General—10 Nov 16

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi conferred the Thailand Green Excellence Awards on four civil society groups at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2016. The Awards were originally launched in 2007 as a cooperative venture

BRIEFING NOTES - Cambodia General—07 Sep 16

We are very concerned about the escalating atmosphere of intimidation ofopposition politicians, their supporters, civil society, and peacefuldemonstrators in Cambodia. Over the past few days, a strong show of force was conducted by the armedforces at the

Parliamentarians call for united front with civil society to fend off threats to democracy and General—11 Aug 16

The future of democracy and human rights protection are under threat in Southeast Asia and parliamentarians and civil society from around the region will have to work together if they are to endure, lawmakers warned during a meeting with hundreds of

ESCAP and Korea explore innovative financing mechanisms for development at global UN General—28 Jul 16

Senior ministers and representatives from theprivate sector and civil society in Asia and the Pacific affirmed theimportance of enhancing innovative financing sources, modalities andpriorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for

World Bank Assessment of Armenian Mining Sector Indicates Opportunities for Stcoks—09 Jun 16

YEREVAN, June 8, 2016 - Around 100 policy makers and practitioners from the Government of Armenia, the private sector, universities, civil society groups, media and development partner representatives attended the launch of the Armenia Strategic Mineral

UN rights experts urge Cambodia to stop attacks against civil society and human rights General—01 Jun 16

United Nations human rights experts* today called onthe Government of Cambodia to stop targeting civil society, human rights defenders, parliamentarians and UN personnel, and to take effective measures to protect civil society and respect fundamental

Asia Liberty Forum, Feb. 18 20, Challenges Region to Approach Freedom and Prosperity with the Stcoks—17 Feb 16

The Asia Liberty Forum #AsiaLF16, sponsored by Atlas Network with organizing host, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), and regional partner, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), is a gathering of the best and the brightest in Asia to

G20 Leaders: Call to Action on Inclusive Business Stcoks—18 Nov 15

Leaders at the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalaya, Turkey issued a call to action to public and private sector representatives, international organizations and civil society to advance the ability of businesses around the world to integrate low-income people

Solutions for Youth Employment Sets Ambitious Goal Stcoks—13 Aug 15

To mark International Youth Day, the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition is launching an ambitious five-year strategy that will tackle major challenges of youth employment worldwide. S4YE is a global coalition of civil society actors,