How many NGOs with consultative status to the UN does each region have per million inhabitants?
This bar graph compares the representation of different regions at the UN, in terms of NGOs with consultative status, for the citizens of different regions (UN Geoscheme-defined regions).
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Two steps forward, one step back for Arab civil society
James Traub, writing in Foreign Policy, discusses the failed effort of the Arab “Forum for the Future” to incorporate civil society, and its ramifications: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”. Read more
Egyptian civil society: a bellwether for the Arab Spring?
Did civil society in Egypt presage the uprisings in the Maghreb? Issandr El Amrani suggests that that might be the case, writing in a blog on foreignpolicy.com: “Egyptian Civil Society at Risk”. Read more
Civil society in Iran today
Azar Nafisi was recently interviewed by Britt Peterson in Foreign Policy, where he discussed Iranian civil society: “a forgotten civil society”. Read more
Civil society, acting under a centralized regime
The Economist recently published a brief article on the Chinese government and nascent civil society: “a work in progress”. Read more