An article by Argentine researcher Pablo Marsal emphasizes three aspects of the current challenges for the third sector in Argentina and Ibero-America. First, Marsal notes the need to strengthen second and third degree organizations, including NGOs and donor organizations, and the coordination between them. Second, the author points to the need to rethink definitions of civil society, the third sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) and their implications for the actions these organizations carry out. Lastly, given the recent tensions between NGOs and the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, Marsal suggests the need to improve communication with government officials in cases of disinformation while protecting the sector as a whole and upholding its pluralist nature as a representative of the varied views of citizens.
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