International Civil Society Week 2017

When:            4-8 December 2017

Where:           Suva, Fiji

Theme:          Our Planet. Our Struggles. Our Future.

Organisers:  CIVICUS & Pacific Island Association of NGOs (PIANGO)

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global challenges. For the first time in more than 20 years of international convening, CIVICUS will hold its flagship event in the Pacific region.

Holding ICSW 2017 in the Pacific provides an ideal forum for civil society to meet and discuss climate and social justice. This year the Pacific will feature prominently in several key intergovernmental initiatives, including COP 23, the UN’s Oceans Conference and the UN international year of sustainable tourism for development. We hope that convening civil society leaders in the Pacific will help us reflect on these and other key issues outlined in our programme tracks:

  • Our Planet: Our planet and its bio-diversity are under threat, and it is often excluded people that face the most severe and unjust consequences. Events in this track will explore how innovation and good practice are vital to realising environmental sustainability, the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030.
  • Our Struggles: A global crisis of democracy and a clampdown on people’s rights are affecting the progress of our social justice struggles. Events in this track will explore trends in civic space and political participation.
  • Our Future:  Civil society is organising and responding to the crises facing us in powerful new ways to create the future we want. Events in this track will consider how we can support the next generation of leaders and build solidarity across diverse movements, mobilisations and initiatives.

How can you get involved?

ICSW events are partner driven and we have officially opened the call for event partners (Français, Español). To apply for ICSW event partnership, please complete the online application form before 10 April 2017.

Join the CIVICUS ICSW team! 

We are in the process of recruiting an ICSW 2017 coordinator to lead the planning and execution of International Civil Society Week 2017 and the CIVICUS World Assembly.  To apply, please submit your application before 23 March 2017.

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