Role of Civil Society in Promoting a Just And Lasting Peace in the Middle East

An Israeli-palestinian Dialogue

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to peace. is has given rise to support for the notion that civil society has a role to play not just after conflict, but also in the efforts to end it through negotiation.   The United States provides financial support for civil society and democratic growth in the BMENA through a variety of bilateral and regional programs funded through the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect their shared environmental heritage. In so doing, they seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region. An examination of the role played by selected civil society organizations in promoting democracy in Zimbabwe, by Jephias Mapuva () A Research Report submitted to the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Administration October

This, however, is only possible if 'the rule of law' prevails and if civil society is allowed to participate in a political, social and economic sense. This article looks at the role of civil society in promoting good governance in South Africa. The article argues that good governance is a cornerstone of reconstruction and sustainable development. This unresolved conflict weakens our allies, those we are trying to help in the Middle East and beyond. Of course, we should not push for a just, fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians to appease al-Qaeda. That's a false issue as well. Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri do not want a just, fair and lasting peace. Following ethnically polarized armed conflicts like the Bosnian War and the Sri Lankan civil war, academics, politicians, and practitioners have widely debated the role of civil society in conflict prevention, peacemaking, and post-conflict regeneration (Belloni, ; Orjuela, ).). Some argue () civil society groups in conflict areas have had an indirect, limited, and inconsequential. THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PEACEBUILDING IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION 1. Introduction The International Peace Academy (IPA) organized a half-day Civil Society Dialogue ( Dialogue) for civil society activists from the Great Lakes region of Africa in New York on 26 March It featured seven civil society actors from Burundi, the DemocraticFile Size: KB.

If you are a member of a religious community, ask how you can get more involved in promoting peace through its programs and ministries. If you are not a member of a religious community, find a not-for-profit community organization that works toward peaceful communities and volunteer. To get started, search the directory at GuideStar. studied in recent years, however, previous research in the field has been focused on civil society in general and the causes of its appearance, but more as the overall picture. The widest definition of civil society is given by Michael Edwards in "Civil Society"5 in that the civil society is an umbrella term for volunteer interest based groups.   During the peace process in the s, civil society took the lead in working out a solution. Women’s organizations, especially in northern Mali, have also played a key role in reconciliation processes between the Tuareg movement and the Malian Government, for example by participating in the process leading up to the Flame of Peace. Role of Media and Civil Society in a Democracy: A Cambodian Case Study 1. Introduction Cambodia—For more than 30 years, the very name Cambodia has been synonymous with turmoil. Cambodia was a war. Cambodia was genocide. Cambodia was an invasion, an occupation from foreigners and a costly United Nations peacekeeping mission. Cambodia was .

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Role of civil society in promoting a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. [New York: United Nations, Department of Public Information, ] (OCoLC) Online version: International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East ( Beijing, China). Role of civil society in promoting a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

Role of civil society in promoting a just and lasting peace in the Middle East: an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue: proceedings of the International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China: 16 and 17 JuneBeijing.

The seminar consisted of four panel discussions on civil society as a partner in promoting peace in the Middle East, cultivating a culture of peace and reconciliation through grass-roots initiative, and the role of the media in relation to public opinion and the search for peace.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR). grass-roots initiatives, civil society role in peace process discussed, as international media seminar on middle east peace concludes. This study investigates the role of civil society in forging sustainable peace in Mindanao.

Civil society's involvement in peace efforts can improve the chances of a lasting settlement-both in terms of addressing underlying causes and in terms of building a constitutency for the concessions needed for a peace by:   In the early s, the United States began emphasizing civil society development in the Middle East.

After the attacks of September. the development of civil society. Finally, Mohammad Al-Jribia of the Al-Thoria Studies Center looks at the relationship between civil society and the state in Jordan. Beyond spring: Civil society’s role in the Middle East and North Africa viewpoint Three years ago, a wave of revolts swept across the Middle East and North Africa.

Many people. "The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, and Democratization" Conference Proceedings Civil society is an essential part of the proper functioning of the state, helping to initiate, promote, and strengthen comprehensive and objective dialogue between governments and their people.

The Role of Civil Society in Ending Displacement and Peacebuilding and other parts of civil society. People-to-people peace processes began with the Wunlit Peace Agreement in between the. Civil society is composed of autonomous associations which develop a dense, diverse and pluralistic network.

As it develops, civil society will consist of a range of local groups, specialized organizations and linkages between them to amplify the corrective voices of civil society as a partner in governance and the market” (Connor, ).

Veteran political activists and NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) express concern over the future of civil liberties. There is consensus that the region is currently witnessing a genuine crisis as a result of recent government efforts to crush political dissent in Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Iran.

Yes, sir. And I thought that might come up, so I brought the who-shot-John on it.Thomas Friedman, quoted in International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East Staff, Role of Civil Society in Promoting a Just And Lasting Peace in the Middle East: An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue, United Nations Publications, →ISBN, page "Winner of the Academic Palestine Book Award, Middle East Monitor" "Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza remains an indispensable guide to understanding how Islamic social institutions actually operated in Palestinian society at a particular point in time.

Sara Roy has persuasively demonstrated how we might engage the Islamist social sector and Cited by: On April 1 the United States Institute of Peace and the Faith & Politics Institute cosponsored a special workshop on Capitol Hill to engage participants in an exploration of the potential role for faith, and the faithful, in promoting peace in the Middle East.

Secondly, the role of civil society in peace building is discussed and the third and more substantial part of the essay is an evaluation of the TLPF.

This part emerges from the first two theoretical sections and seeks to juxtapose the theory and the practice of civil society in peace building and is. Role of civil society in promoting a just and lasting peace in the Middle East; an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue; proceedings.

Publications by Name Publications by Date. Recently, a new form of civil society group has emerged which transcends the traditional state-civil society divide. It includes such state actors as parliamentarians, local councilors. They are called hybrid civil society organizations.

The Role of Civil Society in the Recent Elections The Inter-Religious Council of Sierra LeoneFile Size: KB. The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Peace in Northern Ireland is that one cannot just deny or manipulate identities to reduce or eliminate conflict.

during times of conflict and peace Author: Timothy J. White. The Future Role of Civil Society 7 According to the CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) project ofacross CSOs in 33 countries, only 8% believe that the legal and policy environment for civil society is fully enabling for their operations, and a.

Peace among the peoples of the Middle East. We are among the many American Jews who say to the U.S. and Israeli governments: “Not in our names!” JVP supports peace activists in Palestine and Israel, and works in broad coalition with other Jewish, Arab-American, faith-based, peace and social justice organizations.

Civil society’s contribution to the peace process has been not only innovative, but also served to strengthen the process and to generate credibility and support for the agreements reached so far.

These will be the key stakeholders and actors that will take the accords and make them a reality on the ground once the final accord is signed and. groups and civil society in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda. In consultation with civil society, CSAG has prepared a series of working papers with concrete recommendations for action by the UN, member states, and civil society on the following topics: Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding.

respect for the autonomy of the civil society and its non-subordination to the political or economic system; growth of cooperation between the civil societies of different countries, reinforcing the international dimension of their activity and the role of a global civil society.

the Govern4Afg for is the “The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Afghanistan.” Through an inclusive approach, this paper examines the roles and challenges of the actors in the civil society and governance sectors in the country.

Richard Norton, Civil Society in the Middle East, introduction - further materials in vols 1 and 2. Mustafa K. al-Sayyid, Egypt, in Norton vol 1.

Clement M. Henry, " The Clash of Globalizations in the Middle East," in Louise Faucett, ed., International Relations of the. Civil society can be understood as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business, and including the family and the private sphere.

By other authors, civil society is used in the sense of 1) the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens or 2) individuals and organizations in a society which are. Development Effectiveness & the Role of CSOs in Mexico.

This meeting will assess the global progress in implementing the Busan commitments and its monitoring framework. The European Union (EU), who is a member of the Steering Committee of the GPEDC, is taking active role in two of the five focusFile Size: 1MB.

How is civil society involved in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) around the world work to build peace and equality in communities at the national and international levels. Women's civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations play a critical role in realising change and commitments to Women, Peace and.

Lecture at World Peace Academy by Dr. Thania Paffenholz, conflict and peacebuilding expert: educator, researcher, trainer, policy advisor, facilitator with focus on a) Conflict management and. The Role of Civil Society in the Growth of Democracy in Africa Paula J.

Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy's Democracy Award Ceremony Washington, DC J As Delivered.

Good evening. performance of civil society in regards to the above functions within situations of both war and armed conflict. It also looked at the potential and actual role of civil society when a window of opportunity appears for peace negotiations, and when large-scale violence has ended.World Peace through the Town Hall.

Introduction. 1) The difference between "peace" and "culture of peace" and a brief history of the culture of war 2) The role of the individual in culture of war and culture of peace 3) Why the state cannot create a culture of peace.

4) The important role of civil society in creating a culture of peace.between civil society actors at the local, national, regional and global levels and with governments, inter-governmental organizations and, in some cases, businesses.

Yet the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in promoting peace and security remains contested by some, who see them either as irrelevant or.