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Call for Proposals: Civil Society Fund – South Asia Water Governance Program

  The Asia Foundation announces a call for proposals for the Civil Society Fund of the South Asia Water Governance Program. We would appreciate it if you could disseminate this call among your networks and contacts in order to make it accessible to the wider NGO community in South Asia.   The news release announcement is available here and in a PDF Format.   The call for proposals opened on February 22, 2016 and will close on March

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Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)

Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)   (Photo Courtesy @ Community of Democracies) Panelists from left to right : Mandeep Tiwana (CIVICUS), David W. Yang (U.S. Agency for International Development), Maria Leissner (Community of Democracies), Staffan Lindberg (Varieties of Democracy, V-Dem), Anselmo Lee (Asia Democracy Network) Anselmo Lee, Secretary General of Asia Democracy

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[ADN Info] Report of the 8th World Movement for Democracy #SeoulAssembly is available now!

  We are pleased to share the final report of the 8th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, ‪#‎SeoulAssembly‬, that took place from 1-4 November, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Click the link below to view the full report as well as reports of over 50 practical workshops focusing on regional and thematic challenges confronting activists around the world. Click here to download the full report of the 8th Assembly. Download the proceedings

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Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva)

       Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16   Wednesday March 2 • 12:00 - 14:00 • Palais des Nations • Room XXVII Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals demands democratic and inclusive societies. The SDG 16 on promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies, is a development goal in its own right but also a necessary instrument to deliver development as set out in the entire 2030 agenda. The

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[General Info] Deadline Extention: Call for Nominations: The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2016

The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2016 Extended deadline is until March 4 (Friday), 2016.   Every year since 2000, the May 18 Memorial Foundation (Gwangju, Republic of Korea) has announced its annual “Call for nominations for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights”. This Prize promotes the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement in which the people of Gwangju resisted against brutal military forces for the sake of Democracy and Human

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[ADN Statement] In Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Philippine People Power Revolution

In Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Philippine People Power Revolution February 26, 2016   This year commemorates the 30th anniversary of the People Power Revolution in 1986 that peacefully overthrew the authoritarian government by stirring the international audience. The Asia Democracy Network commemorates the triumphant democratic achievement and contribution to precedent in the Asian region by the people of the Philippines. The

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[General Info] Apply to Speak at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

President of the United Nations General Assembly's  High-level Thematic Debate on  Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 21 April 2016    By 29 February: Apply for Stakeholder Speaking Roles On Thursday, 21 April 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft will convene a High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support prompt

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International Conference on Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

International Conference on Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Asian Perspectives   February 17-18, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka Participants from local and international stakeholders during the Conference (Photo Courtesy: ADN) In the last phase of the long civil war in Sri Lanka 40,000 civilian deaths were recorded and many linked to grave human rights violations and crimes against humanity. In efforts to bring justice, the United Nations Human

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[General Info] Making All Voices Count: Call for Proposals for OGP Specific Activities

New call for proposals from civil society groups working on open governance Civil society is at the heart of open governance. It can push to make government more open, can be a user of newly released government information, can work with government to implement reforms, and can hold governments to account when they don’t keep their promises. This month, Making All Voices Count is announcing a new funding round for civil society working on issues

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[General Info] Deadline Extended! Call for participation: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development & Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the following two events on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a preparatory event for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held in July 2016 in New York. Representatives of civil society organisations are invited to apply to participate in the following two events: The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on

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