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CIVICUS World Assembly

Strength in numbers and diversity: reflections from the CIVICUS World Assembly

Rob Garris 12 September 2012

In my one all-too-brief day at the CIVICUS World Assembly, held 3-7 September in Montreal, I heard many conversations in different contexts about the importance of communicating with and engaging the public in civic action. …

Putting the ‘citizen’ back in civil society organizations: a final look at the CIVICUS 2011 World Assembly

1 Patrick Johnston 14 September 2011

The 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly has ended. This Assembly – the tenth in the history of CIVICUS – coincided with the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, which brought …

Thoughts after the second day of the CIVICUS 2011 World Assembly

3 Patrick Johnston 12 September 2011

It is late Sunday afternoon and the end of the second day of the 10th CIVICUS World Assembly, being held in Montréal. There is one more day to come. I am a bit weary and …

Report from CIVICUS World Assembly

John Clark 6 September 2010

This 4-day event (20-23 August) was a microcosm of civil society itself. Its 700 participants quite faithfully reflected the geographic, demographic and issue diversity of the associational world. It comprised people from environmental, human rights …