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Aid Groups Urge Japan Not to Cut ODA Budget Following March Disaster

TOKYO - Aid groups urged Japan on Wednesday not to cut its official development assistance budget, following Tokyo’s decision to slash around 10 percent of foreign aid allocations for fiscal 2011 from the initial plan to raise funds for reconstruction after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Representatives of the aid groups, who will attend a conference in Tokyo from Thursday on implementing the U.N. Millennium Development Goals on poverty reduction, called on Japan to maintain its efforts to help poor nations while pursuing its own recovery.

Statement of Solidarity: Supporting Peoples of the Arab region, Human Rights Activists and Defenders

Statement of Solidarity

With the Peoples of the Arab region, Human Rights Activists and Defenders

The Arab region is witnessing massive protests in various countries claiming the long quest of the citizens for a new relationship between state and the citizen that builds on promotion, protection and respect to their fundamental freedoms and human rights, establishment and active participation in democratic governance, that overcomes corruption, nepotism, lack of accountability and transparency.

Civil Society Stands in Solidarity with People of Swaziland

International Solidarity Forum Press Statement

Civil Society stands in solidarity with people of Swaziland Johannesburg

20 April 2011

International and South African civil society groups strongly condemn the brutal crackdown by Swaziland security forces on anti-government protestors.

Join the 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly

Join the 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly

CIVICUS invites civil society practitioners, researchers, activists, concerned business leaders and representatives from development agencies to share ideas and experiences on strengthening citizen participation and engage with donors and government representatives.

Joint Statement to the UN Human Rights Council on Human Rights in Libya


Joint Statement by the ANND, CIVICUS, and GCAP on the Situation of human rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

International Women’s Day Film Festival

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on 8th March 2011, Good Screenings and Bond (GCAP UK) are working together on a Global Film Festival.