We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
This brief resource tool aims to provide insights for future civil society groups planning to engage in the UPR mechanism and to raise awareness about the role of CSO in the process. Accordingly, it starts with a short description of the UPR process, at a glance through a Q&A section and presents the process in a diagram. Then the resource tool describes how the Arab region engaged in the process since 2008, while briefly showcasing the trends .The following section compiles cases from selected countries that could be useful for groups interested in engaging in monitoring and advocacy mechanisms.Read more
The Arab NGO Network for Development organized in collaboration with Civicus, Iraqi Al-Amal association and CSO partnership for Development Effectiveness a regional workshop at the InterContinental Hotel Cairo on the 18th and 19th of December to discuss the implementation of the Agenda 2030.Read more
The Arab NGO Network for Development and UN Development Programme organized in collaboration with the UNOHCHR, a national conference entitled: "Universal Periodic Human Rights’ Reports 2015” on Thursday December 10, 2015 from 9:00 am till 5:30 pm at the Movenpick Hotel - Beirut.Read more
In addition to Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the official request of membership made by Lebanon. If approved in December, Lebanon would then be able to apply to become a recepient of EBRD funding and investment. While ANND considers the decision as a crucial momentum to take a proactive role and to shed light on rights-based and development concerns, CSOs should be prepared to monitor the future projects funded by the Bank.Read more