A new opinion piece, “Global Governance: We Need to Bring Civil Society to the Table,” explores the influence of global governance structures on our daily lives. By Nigel Martin, the opinion piece published by Inter Press Service discusses how often misunderstood governance structures, like the BRICS, G8 and G20, increasingly affect the way we live and the role civil society can play in challenging these processes. Read the full op-ed here
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FIM Publishes Second Book!
FIM Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM) is very proud to announce the publication of our second book, Global Governance, Civil Society and Participatory Democracy: A View from Below.
Written by FIM’s Founding CEO Nigel Martin and FIM’s Founding Board Chair Rajesh Tandon, the book addresses Southern civil society-led democratization efforts and engagement with a wide range of multilateral institutions and fora such as the Commonwealth, the OIC, the OIF, the G8, G20 and BRICS.
This volume is a must read for all civil society actors and policy makers on how to facilitate, scale-up and strengthen the processes and mechanisms of participatory democracy to the sphere of global governance.
New FIM Book Explores Civil Society and Participatory Democracy
FIM has a second book on the way! Global Governance, Civil Society and Participatory Democracy: A View from Below (Academic Foundation) is FIM’s second book, written by Nigel Martin and Rajesh Tandon.
Following FIM’s first book, this volume draws upon FIM’s organizational history and experience, highlighting trends within civil society and the rise of participatory democracy and identifying lessons learned along the way. Global Governance, Civil Society and Participatory Democracy: A View from Below will be published in partnership with PRIA. Coming soon in print and ebook.
The Sao Paulo Forum Report
On March 11 and 12, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil FIM convened The Future We Need: Civil Society Democratizing the United Nations an international forum to take stock of Civil Society (CS)-United Nations (UN) relations. Read more.
Principles for Civil Society Engagement with Multilateralism
The Principles are drawn from experience and knowledge shared throughout FIM’s work and aim to capture the highest possible, or ideal, values and standards of conduct for CSO engagement with the multilateral system.
Download Democratizing Global Governance
FIM’s first book, Democratizing Global Governance: Ten Years of Case Studies and Reflections by Civil Society Activists, is now available online. Download here.
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FIM at CIVICUS 2014
This year, FIM participated in CIVICUS’s International Civil Society Week in Johannesburg, South Africa. From November 21-24th , civil society from every corner of the world met to share, learn and collaborate under the theme “Citizen Action, People Power.” … Continue reading