We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
ANND’s News Bulletins are set to provide regular updates from the Arab region, with an initial focus on the Lebanese Revolution that erupted on 17 October 2019. The Bulletins encompass the wide aspects of the protests in the region, the context, major key events, and offer a deep analysis of the social, economic and fiscal situations.Read more
27 civil society organizations and research centers in Lebanon present their basic suggestions and recommendations to address the Corona crisis and its social repercussions. The organizations start from the necessity of adopting a comprehensive approach to the crisis with its health, economic and social dimensions, provided that human rights and dignity are at the heart of the approach taken.Read more
In the face of the continuing spread of COVID-19, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness expresses solidarity with the peoples of the world, especially the poor and vulnerable communities in developed and developing countries. We also salute those in the frontlines, most of all the health workers who bravely continue to serve the peopleRead more
A joint letter– signed by 138 organizations including ANND was sent to governments and their representatives at the IMF and World Bank. It calls for: • The permanent cancellation of all external debt payments due in 2020 by developing countries, with no accrual of interest and charges and no penalties. • The provision of additional, fresh emergency finance that does not create more debt. • Debt cancellation and new financing to be provided free of demands for market-friendly and austerity-focused policy reforms in developing countries. • Measures to be put in place to protect developing countries from lawsuits when ceasing 2020 debt payments. • A process under UN auspices to be agreed in the longer term, to support systematic, timely, and fair restructuring of sovereign debt.Read more