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.
Perceived as a tool for continuous monitoring and advocacy on human rights and rights-based policy changes, ANND engages in the process focusing on economic and social rights conditions and highlighting root causes of violations; fostering coalition-building and networking among civil society groups.
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
The Arab NGO Network for development along with The Geneva Office of the Friederich - Ebert - stiftung, The Geneva Institute for Human Rights, The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, UPR-Lebanon.org, The Najdeh Association, and The Human Development Center organised a discussion panel at the Palais des Nations Geneva.Read more
ANND, along with its partner organizations, organized a press conference at the Press Club in Beirut on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 to launch the joint publication that brings together civil society submissions presented to the OHCHR concerning Lebanon.Read more
Today on January 23rd, 2018 a three and a half an hour session at United Nations Office in Geneva, during the 29th session of the Universal Periodic Review will be another test for international community to hold Israeli occupation accountable for fundamental violations of international law. Unfortunately, the answer will not only remain on the recommendations directed to delegation representing Israeli occupation, but more on the follow-up of the process, and whether we can ensure that those recommendations turn into action.Read more
Before the adoption of the second cycle uiversal Periodic Review of Lebanon during the Human Rights Council 31st session , ANND submitted a written statement highlighting the need for Lebanon to translate all recommendations accepted into comprehensive, concrete and effective action at national level. This requires a serious commitment by adopting a road map and defining a clear timeline for implementation. Lebanon should establish a follow-up and monitoring mechanism that involves all relevant stakeholders including the civil society, and to engage with the media to raise further awareness and ensure accountability.Read more
ANND together with its partners presented two joint submissions for the third cycle Universal Periodic Review of Jordan, focusing on economic and social rights and civic space. The review of Jordan will take place during the 31st session, by October-November 2018.Read more
The Palestinian Coalition for Economic and Social Rights Calls for Full Implementation of the Legitimate Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Rejects any Abuse of their DignityRead more
Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon: The Rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were overshadowed by the ‘’refugee crisis’’Read more