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    Executive Summary

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    Executive Summary (English)
    Resumen Ejecutivo (en Español)
    Résumé (Francais)

     

    State of Civil Society 2014: Reimagining Global Governance (full report)
     
    Full report

    The Year That Was

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    A year in civil society - citizen action to the fore

     

    Summary of Expert Perspectives

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    Towards a democratic multilateralism: civil society perspectives on the state of global governance

     

    Civil Society Perspectives on Global Governance

    Section 1: The great challenges of the 21st century

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    Old problems, invisible problems, new actors: Conceiving and mis-conceiving our urban century
    Sheela Patel
    Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres and Shack/Slum Dwellers International

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    Escaping the global resource curse
    Gavin Hayman
    Global Witness

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    Responsibility to Protect:  Can we prevent mass atrocities without making the same old mistakes?
    Jaclyn D. Streitfeld-Hall
    Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

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    A people's Internet: democratising Internet governance
    Dixie Hawtin
    Global Partners Digital

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    What needs to change in the global governance system to ensure climate justice
    Kumi Naidoo and Daniel Mittler
    Greenpeace International

     

    Section 2: Citizens demanding accountability in the international arena

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    The fight against UN impunity and immunity in Haiti: The cholera scandal
    Mario Joseph
    Bureau des Avocats Internationaux

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    Assessing the accountability of the world’s leading institutions
    Christina Laybourn
    One World Trust

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    Innovative strategies used by the disability movement in pushing for the Convention on the Rights of Peoples with Disabilities
    Julia Wolhandler

     

    Section 3: Strengthening regional mechanisms 

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    We came, we saw and we kept watching: How the UN and the Arab League failed the people of Syria
    Ziad Abdel Samad and Joel Ghazi
    Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)

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    Good practices on CSO participation at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
    Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network

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    How to maintain the independence of a human rights body within an intergovernmental structure: The case of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the Organization of American States
    Jefferson Nascimento and Raísa Cetra
    Foreign Policy and Human Rights Programme, Conectas Human Rights

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    Advocating for a mechanism to protect the Commonwealth charter
    Kirsty Welch
    Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

     

    Section 4: The search for an equitable economic order 

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    Designing Equitable Economic Policies: The case for a G193 (rather than a G20)
    Aldo Caliari
    Center for Concern

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    The Great Divide: Exposing the Davos class behind global economic inequality
    Nick Buxton
    Transnational Institute

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    The changing face of the World Bank and Civil Society's role in the evolving institution
    Chad Dobson
    Bank Information Center

     

    Section 5: From Rio+20 to beyond 2015

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    Best practices in Youth Engagement with IGOs: Case Study from Rio+ 20 process
    Ivana Savić

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    Volunteerism, civic engagement and the post 2015 agenda
    United Nations Volunteers

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    The Future We Want: The New Reality of Governance Post Rio + 20
    Jan-Gustav Strandenaes
    Stakeholder Forum

     

    Section 6: The way forward

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    Multi-stakeholder governance seeks to dislodge multilateralism
    Harris Gleckman

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    Influencing Global Governance from the Outside:  A case study of Change.org
    Paul Hilder
    Change.org

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    Bringing Citizens to the Core: The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
    Andreas Bummel
    Committee for a Democratic UN

     

    Intergovernmental Organisation Scorecard

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    Introduction: Beyond our two minutes

    Part Two: Results

    Part Three: Conclusion and Recommendations

    Part Four: Intergovernmental Organisation Profiles

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