MENA democracy: NPWJ takes part in a civil society coordination meeting in Amman to prepare for 2009 Forum for the Future

27 Jan, 2008 | Publications

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) will participate, on 27-28 January 2009 in Amman, Jordan, in a civil society coordination meeting in preparation for the Sixth Forum for the Future, the annual meeting of Governments and Civil Society of G8 and broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) countries, to be held this year under the co-presidency of Italy and Morocco. Participants of the Amman meeting will include prominent non-state actors from the Region, representatives of the Italian and Moroccan governments as well as of the US Department of State.

The meeting follows up with the First Coordination Meeting in preparation of the Forum for the Future of 2009, organised by NPWJ and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome on 15 December 2008, and aims at ensuring that key players in the bMENA civil society can be involved from the very earliest moment, so that the design of the FfF2009 process can incorporate the priorities of civil society from the beginning.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to identify a common platform of specific themes and initiatives to be implemented in the Forum for the Future program with the aim to promote political reforms and human rights in the Region as well as to foster co-operation on these issues between civil society and governments in a peaceful, non-violent, legitimate, open, and constructive framework.

For further information, please contact: Gianluca Eramo, email:, phone: +32 2 548 39 29 or Nicola Giovannini on or +32 (0)2 548-3914.