The Journal:
The journal section gathers contributions for and about civil society in Lebanon. It features research commissioned by Lebanon Support, published on our knowledge platform CSKC.
Published on: August, 2016
More than 300 civil society organizations submitted their proposals for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio2012). In its paper, Social Watch remembered that the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that “the major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment is the unsustainable pattern of consumption and production, particularly in industrialized countries (...) aggravating poverty and imbalances”, and warned that “this is still true...
Egypt's government decided not to borrow from the IMF, and the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) warned that conditions attached to lending by development banks --as liberalisation of trade, investment and deregulation advocated by the US and the EU-- had contributed to the current unrest in the Arab world, reported the British newspaper The Guardian. "Such conditionalities should not be reinforced through various forms of partnerships and aid packages promoted in the name of democracy...
DAKAR, 15 September 2011 (IRIN) - When long-time humanitarian Margie Buchanan-Smith was interviewed for one of her first field posts - in Sudan in the 1980s - she was asked: “Will you burst out crying when you arrive?” “No,” she replied - and got the job. But when she arrived she was one of few women on the ground, and was always questioned if she was up to it. Things have moved on since then: There are thousands of women working at all levels of the humanitarian sector, but when it comes to...
By Dr. Jürgen Wiemann, EADI Vice President Bonn, York 19 September 2011. Today, in Northern England's picturesque area of York, a four-day conference of European development policy researchers and development policy institutes will begin. Under the heading "Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty – New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience", the conference will be jointly coordinated by Britain's federation of development policy researchers (the Development...
Representatives of 150 social organizations and movements from various countries announced in Rio that the Peoples’ Summit will be held in parallel to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), which will take place next year from June 4-6. “There will not be a Rio + 40 Conference. Our planet will not take it. We are tired of so many conferences under the UN system and other multilateral institutions, with very low implementation power, which set commitments that fail...