By Namrata Hazarika / GICJ 

From 31st October-2nd November, the 6th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development was held in Geneva. The main provision of this annual session is to identify and assess the hindrances to the implementation of the right to development, across member-states.

On 1st November, in the session on the engagement of civil society in support of the right to development, GICJ identified complicated and opaque processes to acquire funding for CSOs as one such obstruction to said participation. Accumulation of which limits the scope of CSOs to contribute to and advance policymaking.   

Geneva International Centre for Justice and Ma’onah highlighted the need for transparent, non-discriminatory, and inexpensive processes to obtain funding. NGOs are immense contributors to the progressive realisation of economic, social, and cultural rights. Hence, provisions that reduce the participatory capability of CSO and a community-based approach, need further assessment and revision.

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