Consider the three pie charts below, which show (1) the percentage of NGOs at the UN headquartered in OECD nations, G77 nations, or nations that are neither OECD nor G77 members against (2) the percentage of world population living in each group and (3) the percentage of world GDP (by purchasing-power parity) living in each group. Note that the UN representation is much closer to GDP percentage than to population percentage.
Nonkosi Khumalo, the chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign South Africa, asks whether African civil society has “lost the plot” in its efforts to encourage stronger international action on the AIDS crisis in Africa.
James Traub, writing in Foreign Policy, discusses the failed effort of the Arab “Forum for the Future” to incorporate civil society, and its ramifications: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”.
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