Monday, December 6: All Democracy is Local
Side Event at the Summit for Democracy

When: December 6, 2021 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

A famous US politician once said “All politics is local.” By this he meant that the success of any political system depends on responding to local needs. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that every person has a right to voice in the decisions that affect their lives – which requires active citizen participation in governance at the community level.

The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) works to achieve a new level of partnership between grassroots civil society and local government. MCLD calls for local communities to have a fair share of public resources and mandatory mechanisms for citizen participation that guarantees the voice of women, youth and marginalized groups.

This side event will share the experience of both civil society and local government actors in working together to fulfill the promise of participatory local democracy.


Thursday, December 9: Locally-led Development Policy Dialogue

10am ET

Hold the date – more details will appear on December 1


Wednesday, December 15: Last Global Call for 2021 — Our Chapter Strategies For the Future

9-10:30a ET

In recent months all our National Chapters have developed their strategies going forward — this will be our opportunity to share them!


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(Featured photo: The Hunger Project).