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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)
 
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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