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Civil Society

Giving people a vote

From: The United Nations in the 21st Century


This chapter focuses the ways in which Non-Governmental Organization communicate the voice of the people to the UN and shapes resolutions. This chapter also considers the term "civil society."



Douglas Roche

DOUGLAS ROCHE was Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN from 1984 to 1989, serving as Chairman of the UN Disarmament Committee in 1988. He is an author, parliamentarian, and diplomat, who has specialized throughout his forty-year public career in peace and human security issues.