• Community Portals & The SDGs

    With any serious discussion of the current civil-society landscape, it doesn’t take long for the sentiments of ‘collaboration’ or ‘breaking out of organizational silos’ to be expressed. There is no shortage of reports or surveys to articulate why such a shift in the status-quo is so desperately needed, but if you push the conversation a […]

  • NEW! BCCIC ‘Where Canada Stands’ report for HLPF 2017

    In Where Canada Stands, BCCIC evaluates Canada’s progress on the seven UN Sustainable Development Goals under review at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Although Canada is not submitting a Voluntary National Review (VNR) this year, the report provides a civil society perspective on how Canada is doing, how we can improve, and where we […]

  • New Report – CIVICUS: Strengthening Civil Society Engagement with the United Nations

    Civil society advocates from around the world are urging newly appointed UN Secretary-General António Guterres to be a champion for civil society and to take concrete steps to build a more inclusive UN. The United Nations Association – UK, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, CIVICUS and Avaaz, four of the founding members of the 1 […]

  • Istanbul +5: The Current State of CSO Development Effectiveness

    Over the last decade a wide variety of stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, municipalities, and emerging donors have convened at a series of High Level Forums to deliberate on how to make the delivery and impact of official development assistance (ODA) more effective. Since the Paris Declaration was considered a […]