Civil Society


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Civil Society

A collection of persons who associate together to explore or promote their interests or goals. While civil society is not necessarily political or economic, it provides a sphere outside of the state or private sector in which people are motivated by their own goals, apart from profit or the good of the state. For that reason, civil society can exercise significant political influence. The growth of civil society is considered a mark of successful economic development of a country or region.
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Winne Bibahuga, state official of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) requested the meeting to try to resolve the misunderstanding between the state government and the local civil society groups.
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Civil society is the oxygen of democracy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, observed annually on September 15.
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It is observed that civil society is quite strong in advanced democracies.
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The workshop will review the identity, terms of establishment and dissolving and obligations of civil society organizations, in addition to overseeing and following up them.
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective and engaged civil society organizations can help mend the bond between citizens and government, potentially supporting the desire for long-term political stability in Iraq, according to new research from the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps.
SANA'A, March 5--The World Bank has approved an $8 million grant to help Yemeni civil society organizations and non government organizations (NGOs) implement development projects, it announced on Tuesday.
Summary: The European Union launched two projects aimed at enhancing the role of civil society organizations in local development and poverty reduction in Lebanon.
ISLAMABAD -- Welcoming visit of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Kabul, Pak-Afghan Civil Society Forum (PACSF), Saturday, hoped that meaningful engagement between both countries would reduce tension and build trust.
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