Preparatory Meeting of the World Civil Society Forum

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

18 - 20 July 2001, Geneva, Switzerland
International Conference Center Geneva (ICCG)

Organizers

World Civil Society Forum, Madat International.

Participants

150

Project details

The World Civil Society Forum intends to facilitate cooperation among NGOs, Indigenous peoples organizations, the UN system and other international organizations. It intends to bridge NGOs working in various domains of activity and in the various geographical areas. It should provide a platform for sharing experiences, information and concerns. The Forum will organize plenary sessions and thematic working groups on the mains domains of activity, including:

  • Sustainable Development and Environment
  • Human Development, including Health and Education
  • Human Rights, including gender issues.
  • Collective rights, including Indigenous peoples, minorities and right of peoples to self-determination.
  • Peace and Security, including Humanitarian assistance.
  • Technologies, including Internet and Communications.

Participants to the Forum will have the possibility to adopt common positions and resolutions.

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Helping with the preparation of the Forum
  • Checking-in of delegates
  • Handing out documents
  • Informing and ushering delegates
  • Interpreting and translating Helping with transportation of the delegates


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