CIVICUS published the ninth edition of its annual report, tracking civil society action on the significant trends that impact civil society. The report presents findings from the CIVICUS Monitor, that follow the conditions for civil society in 196 countries. It reviews and analyses leading events of 2019, exploring activism on the climate crisis; civic action to challenge exclusion; people’s mobilizations prompted by economic hardship and inequality; the state of democratic freedoms; and civil ‘society’s engagement at the international level, focusing on the opportunities for renewal offered by the 75th anniversary of the UN. The report also provides a snapshot of the world’s changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.