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News of the NGOs / CSOs Sector of Russia & Ex-USSR Region

Russian Sherpa to the G20 appointed

Russian Sherpa to the G20 appointed

President Putin has officially appointed Svetlana Lukash as Russian G20 Sherpa.

CivilBRICS Conference to be held in Moscow

CivilBRICS Conference to be held in Moscow

International Conference “Civil society and international partnership in the field of education, science, culture, ecology and business»  will be held in Moscow on November 13, 2013

EU Concerned about Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

EU Concerned about Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

BRUSSELS—The Spokespersons of the European Union’s High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle have issued a statement on the worrying cases of state pressure on opposition, civil society, and media organizations in Azerbaijan.

Armenia: Civil Society activists hospitalised after brutal attack in Yerevan

The Armenian authorities must investigate thoroughly and without delay the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Media Note on the informal meeting of BRICS Leaders ahead of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg

BRICS Leaders met on 5 September 2013, ahead of the formal opening of the G20 Summit in St Petersburg.

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Dozens of Activists and Journalists Jailed, Restrictive Laws Adopted. The Azerbaijani government is engaged in a deliberate, abusive strategy to limit dissent. The strategy is designed to curtail opposition political activity, limit public criticism of the government, and exercise greater control over nongovernmental organizations.



Expert Views on Russia & Ex-USSR Region

Will NGOs Survive In the Future?
A significant number of non-governmental actors can justifiably be regarded as an integral part of modern diplomacy, if by diplomacy we mean the communication system available to the international community. We have reason to claim that international NGOs, as important social institutions for the establishment and development of extensive contacts within multilateral diplomacy, help fill current gaps in unduly bureaucratized international politics.

Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: 12 Things to Know about CAREC Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: 12 Things to Know about CAREC
In an increasingly integrated world, regional cooperation is key to the long-term prosperity of nations. Here are 12 things to know about regional cooperation among the countries in Central Asia and between Central Asia and its neighbors.

Development Agencies in BRICS and Beyond – Experiences and Next Steps
Over the past years and resulting from deep changes in the global economy, BRICS and other emerging economies have started to invest heavily in their capacities as development players. Parting from decades-old South-South cooperation, governments are looking into the options to scale up and eventually institutionalize horizontal partnerships with other countries through dedicated development agencies.

VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013
From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children



Key Documents for the NGOs and CSOs Sector on Russia & Ex-USSR Region