Bangkok Unity Statement: CSOs Renewing Commitment to the Istanbul Principles

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On 30-31 March, CSOs from around the world gathered in Bangkok as part of CPDE’s Breaking Ground and Taking Root: The Istanbul Principles @ 7 event. More than 100 CSOs, alongside representatives of partners in national governments and international institutions, marked the 7th anniversary of the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness, unanimously adopted by almost 200 CSOs from 82 countries in 2010. These Principles constitute a statement of common values and approaches to guide CSO work and represent a meaningful commitment by CSOs to the practical implementation of the four development effectiveness principles (democratic ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability). CSOs have reaffirmed their commitment to take action to continue improving, and to be fully accountable for their development practice, issuing a so-called Bankok Unity Statement. The full Statement is available for your information, use and sharing here.

Source: CSO Partnership


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