Inclusive societies without civic space?



Plats: Medelhavsmuseet, 2 Fredsgatan, 103 21 Stockholm,Tid: 08:30

Inclusive societies without civic space? 
-Global trends of shrinking space for civil society and implications for achieving the SDGs

Inclusive societies and multi-stakeholder partnerships are key dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. Nevertheless, in 2015, the same year as the Agenda was universally adopted by 193 Heads of States, civil society in more than half of those countries faced violations of civic rights. What are the implications of shrinking civic space on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals?

Join us for a panel discussion with experts as they delve into this issue from their different perspectives. The discussion will be preceded by a brief presentation of Forum Syd’s forthcoming study on the trends of shrinking civic space.


  • Annika Ben David, Ambassador for Human Rights, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Alexandra Wilde, Senior Research and Policy Advisor, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre
  • Emelie Aho, Policy Advisor, Forum Syd
  • Karin Fällman, Senior Policy Specialist, Civil Society Unit, Sida

The discussion will be moderated by Matilda Hald, Programme Manager, Agenda 2030, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.

Register here!

The event forms part of the seminar series “Implementing Agenda 2030”, jointly organised by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Sweden, this time in cooperation with Forum Syd.

Coffee and sandwiches served from 8:30

Deadline: 23 mars