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Civil Society Representatives

Civil society is a natural ally of UNEP - an ally in working with peoples, governments, and non-state organizations. The role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the design, implementation and monitoring of a range of projects and programmes is widely recognised. Over the past 30 years, UNEP has established a strong linkage with civil society. Through its support to civil society participation in preparations for UNCED, and during the negotiations for the "Rio Conventions", as well as by recognition of the importance of partnerships with civil society organizations in the Nairobi and other declarations, these linkages have been clearly established.