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CIVICUS World Assembly
10 Sep 2011 - 12 Sep 2011
Montreal, Canada

The 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly is hosted by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Institut du Nouveau Monde.

The CIVICUS World Assembly is a global gathering for civil society, donors, governments and businesses to find common solutions to the challenges facing humanity. The event brings together civil society representatives from the North and the South, from large and small organisations, to talk about civil society's input into global decision-making and how we can do it better. By engaging all facets of civil society as well as representatives from other sectors in participative dialogue, we can explore how to ensure that the voices of the people are heard in global forums.

Under the overarching theme of "Acting Together for a Just World", the annual theme of the 2011 World Assembly is Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: Doing it Better. More and more frequently, policy decisions are being made at the global level yet have their real impact at the local level. Populated by governments, multi-lateral institutions, multinational corporations and large international NGOs, voices are missing from the global decision-making arena. The voices of the local people and grassroots organisations need to be heard at the global level, on issues including human rights, climate justice, development effectiveness and women's rights, if we are going to achieve a more just world.

The 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly programme is divided in four thematic tracks:
- Development Effectiveness
- Climate Justice
- Connecting people through Technology
- Civil Society and Democratic Space

Until 11 April 2011, submit an activity proposal online and contribute to the CIVICUS World Assembly programme! Check out all the details here.

Don?t miss this opportunity to engage in discussion forums and collect information on innovative practices for strengthened civil society action and influence!

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