“Give development a human face”, Pacific civil society leaders say

SUVA, FIJI ISLANDS (11 July, 2011) ─. A Pacific regional meeting on aid and development effectiveness has reinforced an international call for people to be brought to the centre of development and that development co-operation and aid effectiveness processes are people centered, respect human rights and achieve social justice as cornerstones of aid and development effectiveness.In recent years, the Pacific region has experienced structural adjustments, political instability and policy changes in its development assistance landscape. Threats to human rights, peace and security being experienced in some Pacific countries have impacted on the enabling environment for civil society and affected the way in which civil society works.

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http://www.betteraid.org/en/press-area/479-pacific-statement.html