Agenda 21: Chapter 27 – Non-Governmental organisations as partners for sustainable development

27.1. Non-governmental organizations play a vital role in the shaping and implementation of participatory democracy. Their credibility lies in the responsible and constructive role they play in society. Formal and informal organizations, as well as grass-roots movements, should be recognized as partners in the implementation of Agenda 21. The nature of the independent role played by non-governmental organizations within a society calls for real participation; therefore, autonomy is a major attribute of non-governmental organizations and is the precondition of real participation.

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Contact Details for Organising Partners

Sustainable Development Issues Network through:

Mr. Jan-Gustav Strandenaes

Northern Alliance for Sustainable Development (ANPED)
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Mr. Bjarne Pedersen

Consumers International
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Ms. Rose Mwebaza

Institute for Security Studies
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