The Concept of Civil Society
- In 1994, CIVICUS noted the potential civil society offered to citizens world wide to promote a better future
- In the year 1999, is a time to celebrate the growth of civil society globally and a time to reflect on its future development
- The 1999 civicus world assembly provides forum for its members and partners to assess civil societies previous progress, to chart its future direction and to begin formulating appropriate strategies for achieving shared objectives
- To understand civil society and particularly what needs strengthening and how to go about doing it requires identifying its principal functions as the first step in defining what a strong and healthy civil society might look like and the role of public actor in the promotion of sustainable Human Development in the local, national and global level says about the strengthening of civil society.