CPDE Newsletter Issue No. 3, 2019

10 December 2019 — In partnership with 30 organisations around the world, the global CSO platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) has launched the Global Day of Action Against Shrinking Civic Spaces.

Under the theme ‘Working Together to Defend Human Rights and Civic Space for a Just and Sustainable World,’ the campaign aims to raise the awareness of different actors at national and global levels on the challenges faced by civil society organisations (CSOs) and encourage action to reverse the trend of shrinking civic spaces. It was planned in time for the International Human Rights Day, to establish that human rights are at the core of people-centered development.

Through the Global Day of Action, CPDE hopes to drive further support for the Belgrade Call to Action, which articulates the global civil society’s demands to reverse the pattern of shrinking civic space and worsening attacks on human rights. Moreover, CPDE and its partner organisations seek the popularisation of the CSO role as vital, independent development actors in their own right and partners for development, and the recognition of the importance of civic space and democratic governance in human rights- based approach to development.


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