The 10th CIVICUS World Assembly, 10-12 September 2011, Montréal, Canada

The 10th CIVICUS world assembly organized by Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, took place at the Palais des Congrès in Montrea from 10-12 September 2011 and JACO staff attended the assembly.
The conference's theme, "Civil society and global governance: Doing it better," explored how to support the voices of civil society through four tracks, development effectiveness, climate change, technology, and democratic space.
This event, centred on the theme "Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: Doing it Better", brought together about 1,200 representatives from civil society, as well as donors, governments and businesses from all over the world.
"The World Assembly is a key opportunity to engage across sectors and themes to focus on the challenges facing all humanity," said Ingrid Srinath, CIVICUS Secretary General. "It is now clearly evident that collaboration across civil society and between civil society, business and government is vitally necessary to address the economic, political, social and ecological crises that threaten to eclipse the gains of the past few decades."