Kuwait - 8th Forum for the Future Ministerial Meeting

Kuwait, 21-22 November 2011

A delegation of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) participated in the Eigth Forum for the Future Ministerial Meeting in Kuwait, being hosted on 21-22 November 2011 by Kuwait, under the co-chairship of France. The purpose of the meeting, which was attended by high-level government delegations and civil society representatives of G8 and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, as well as regional and international organisations and institutions, was to examine the state of play of progress accomplished in the realm of political reform and human rights promotion in the region.
During the Ministerial meeting, a set of constructive proposals and recommendations that emerged from the Civil Society preparatory workshops held in Kuwait, Marseilles, and Marrakech were also be presented. These centre on reform priorities aimed at enhancing the economic and political participation of women and youth in the countries of the region.
Since 2004, NPWJ has been working to promote, within the framework of the Forum for the Future, continuous and inclusive consultation between governments and civil society representatives, aiming at the development of joint proposals to promote political reforms and human rights in the MENA Region. As highlighted by recent developments in several countries of the region, supporting active participation of civil society in the political process and its contribution to the identification of political priorities is among the essential requirements for liberal institutions and democracy to thrive as home-grown aspirations.

Additional documents:
FFF 2011 Agenda
FFF 2011 Civil Society recommendations
FFF 2011 Final Declaration
NPWJ Press release
For further information, please contact: Gianluca Eramo, email: geramo@npwj.org, phone: +32 2 548 39 25 or Nicola Giovannini on ngiovannini@npwj.org or +32 2 548 39 15.