Civil society, activists call on dev’t actors to stop attacks on civic space, people’s rights: Page 2 of 2

Posted on 11 April 2019

society, to stop the attacks on human rights defenders and the undermining of democratic participation, and to renew the prospects for an inclusive Agenda 2030, and the full realisation of sustainable development.

Civil society leaders and representatives committed to move the work forward and bring the Call to Action to different policy arenas and milestones as well as to country-level CSOs and people’s organisations.

The Summit, which was co-organised by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, CIVICUS, Action for Sustainable Development, Balkan Civil Society Development Network, and Civic Initiatives, gathered around 150 attendees and opened the 2019 International Civil Society Week, with an overall theme “The Power of Togetherness.” The Summit could be followed through the CPDE website ( and in social media through the hashtags #StandTogether and #CSOPartnership. ### ( Jodel Dacara, Belgrade )