April 18, 2005 - April 20, 2005

Amman, Jordan

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=141983
A three day international conference exploring the interface between civil society and community development.

The aim of this conference is to open up debate on the issue of community development and the recent resurgence of interest, on the part of international bilateral and multilateral agencies, in engagement at the grassroots. In particular, the conference wishes to examine the link between support for community development initiatives and broader aims of civil society strengthening.

May 2, 2005 - May 5, 2005

Veracruz, Mexico

http://www.uv.mx/CITRO/reunion/congreso/english/01invita.htm
The Congress will have the following objectives:
  • Create a forum for discussing, learning and communicating ideas and processes about sustainable development in the tropics
  • Illustrate successful cases of sustainable development that represent an alternative option for people in the tropics
  • Promote a direct dialog between the different actors who are successful in resource conservation management

May 2, 2005 - May 3, 2005

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/forum2005
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) annual civil society summit, with the theme 'Fuelling the Future: Security, Stability, Development', brings together business and labour leaders, civil society personalities, government ministers and leaders of international organisations to discuss the key issues of the 21st century. Issues to discuss will include energy and sustainable development, Millennium Development Goals, world economy and international trade and investment.

May 29, 2005 - June 1, 2005

Montréal, Canada

http://www.G05.org
Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies

The conference entitled "Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies", will explore civil society's role in building a democratic and participatory form of global governance.

Close to 700 participants are expected: civil society practitioners, multilateral representatives, government officials, parliamentarians, representatives from the business and the labour sectors, indigenous peoples, scholars, journalists etc.

September 4, 2005 - September 7, 2005

Edinburgh, Scotland

http://www.div.ed.ac.uk/aworldforall.html
Can we speak of an emerging global civil society? Does it promise a world for all? The Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, are holding this international, interdisciplinary conference to explore these empirical and ethical questions. Abstracts of 200 words should be submitted by 4 March, 2005. Details of the conference research streams, programme and registration can be found on the CTPI conference website: www.div.ed.ac.uk/aworldforall.html.