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Outcome documents on The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD)

Update on the outcome documents of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD)   Under the theme of “Democracy and Development”, the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD) was held from July 21-24th in San Salvador, El Salvador under the presidency of the El Salvadoran government. Organized by the El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CD permanent secretariat, a variety of pressing

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[Ministerial Statements] 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies

(July 28, San Salvador) - The delegates of Asia Democracy Network (ADN) attended the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CoD) in San Salvador from 22-24 July 2015. As a coalition dedicated to the promotion of democracy in Asia working with multi-stakeholders, the ADN met and exchanged views with a variety of democratic actors across the world and in Asia in particular. In Asia, India, Japan, Mongolia, Philippines and South

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[Civil Society Space] CIVICUS 2015 State of Civil Society Report

From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report. “During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS

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Outcome document of Gwangju Asia Forum on Future of Human Rights in Asia

  As a joint initiative of the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in partnership with May 18 Foundation, the Gwangju Asia Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia was held on May 16, 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea as part of the Gwangju Asia Forum (May 16-18, 2015). For download proceedings in pdf: Proceedings of Gwangju Asia Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia

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ACSC/APF 2015 ADN Final Report

ACSC/APF 2015 Strengthening Democracy in Asia and COD Final Report   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People's Forum (ACSC/APF) 2015 was held from March 22-24, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In partnership with SEACA and FORUM-ASIA, ADN held an inter-regional workshop "Strengthening Democracy in Asia and the Role of the Community of Democracies." Facing the trends of weakening democracy in the region of Asia,

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ADN Report on the Roundtable on the State of Democracy in South Asia

(Seoul, 29 May 2015) - Asia in itself has grappled with the diversity of culture and socio-economic backgrounds. In an attempt to bring inter-regional dialogue between the various sub-regions, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) organized the round table discussion on the State of Democracy in South Asia inviting prominent activists and scholars mainly from South Asian countries such as Bhutan, Maldives, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

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Final Documents from the 26th Summit of ACSC/APF 2015

Dear All,Sharing with you information shared with us by the organizers of the ACSC/APF 2015. The below are excerpts on ASEAN Civil Society from the final documents adopted at the ASEAN Inter-governmental Summit 2015.  Chairman's statement of the 26th ASEAN Summit Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi, 27 April "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision" Read more : http://asean2015.gov.my/index.php/news/news/item/97-chair   In the KUALA LUMPUR DECLARATION

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People’s SAARC 2014 – Declaration

As a side event to the People's SAARC Meeting, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Regional Initiative for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism in cooperation with the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal are organizing an inter-regional dialogue on regional human rights mechanisms with a focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South Asian Association

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CIVICUS: State of Civil Society Report 2014

  The State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance draws on contributions from more than 30 of the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as on inputs from our members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. The varied contributions highlight changing global political dynamics, an emerging disillusionment with global frameworks of governance and a fundamental lack of accountability within

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Civil Society Joint Communiqué to the Asia Pacific OGP Regional Meeting Results

Civil Society Joint Communiqué to the Asia Pacific OGP Regional Meeting Taking the momentum of the upcoming Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Nusa Dua Bali on May 6-7, 2014, we, 183 representatives of civil society organizations coming from 31 Asia Pacific countries and  beyond came together on the Civil Society Day in Nusa Dua on May 4, 2014 to discuss key issues relating to the OGP.   We acknowledge

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