IFP International Forum of National NGO Platforms Newslletter. Nº 7 - May 2015. Visit our website http://www.ifp-fip.org/
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The IFP: Actor in the worlds-system

By Helmer Velásquez, Executive director of CONGCOOP, Guatemala.

Tunisia: an inspiration country of the Arab Spring. It was the natural frame for the IFP 2nd General Assembly and for the World Social Forum- for its 2015 edition. We, men and women, coming from five continents representing 36 national platforms, 6 regional networks IFP members as well as 9 observers, constituted our IFP 2ndAssembly quorum in 2015. Read the full editorial here
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IFP General Assembly took historical decisions in Tunis

Representatives of 36 of the 60 national NGO platforms that make up the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) met on March 23rd in the Tunisian capital for their second General Assembly (GA). Read more

Appeal of NGO Federation of Nepal for support to the earthquake-stricken people
In this critical situation, we appeal our well wishers to contribute in the Disaster Relief Fund so that we could manage for small support to the quake-stricken people who have lost their relatives, have been displaced and going through painful situation. Read more

IFP's regional members met in Tunisia in order to work on civil society's structuring
Alongside the IFP General Assembly and the World Social Forum in Tunisia, two IFP associate members, the regional NGO networks from Western Africa (REPAOC) and Central Africa (REPONGAC) organized two regional meetings related to the civil society’s governance and structuring. Read More

The final stretch for an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals
Since January 2015, the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda translated into monthly Intergovernmental Negotiations Sessions (IGNs) taking place in New York at the UN headquarters until July. The aim of those sessions until now has been to take stock and bring output to the future agenda in order to achieve a truly transformative, overreaching and universal post-2015 agenda through the collaboration of Members States, CSO and other relevant stakeholders. Read More
Terrorist attack in Kenya: the IFP expresses its solidarity to the kenyan people

The platform and regional coalitions members of the IFP express their solidarity to the kenyan people and to the victims’ relatives and firmly condemn the terrorists attack killing 147 people at the Garissa University CollegeRead more


World Social Forum 2015: Positive points and ambiguities

By Damien Hazard, Executive director of the Brazilian Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (ABONG).

The city of Tunis said goodbye to the 10th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF). The capital of Tunisia became, together with Porto Alegre, another large WSF identity territory, since it has hosted the global edition of the event more than once. This 2015 WSF edition, whose theme was “Dignity, Rights,” took place under unexpected adverse conditions that partially changed the course of and expectations regarding the event and made its organizers as well as participating people, institutions and movements make decisions and adapt. Read More


Building Civil Society Movements: Strategic non-violent activism and advocacy

4-12 may 2015, Virginia, United States
This course stresses the need to focus on non-adversarial, relationship-based approaches found in the field of conflict transformation. Read More 

FCRA Renewal through FCRA Clinics

7th may 2015, Ranchi, India 
The FCRA law amended in 2010 and implemented with effect from 1st May 2011 brought in a major change in the area of registration. It has been one of the major challenges for Voluntary Organizations. Read More

14th International Human Rights Colloquium

24-29 may 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
This year, considering the intensified use of protests as a strategy for voicing social demands in various countries, the central theme of the Colloquium will be the relationship between human rights and the streets. Read More
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