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NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

Algeria

The Ministry of the Interior and Local Authorities is responsible for public order, freedoms and safety and involved in local development, territorial organization and by the multiple fundamental functions that are traditionally devolved to it, and of course those of local authorities, in a more particular way, find their full meaning only for the sole purpose. respect for national objectives and priorities.
http://www.interieur.gov.dz/

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Bahrain

The Ministry strives to achieve this out of its belief that these NGOs represent the third economic and social power along with the public and private sectors, that such power has an effective role in addressing social problems in general, and that these NGOs are an integral part of the civil society organizations that have a growing role as a result of the rapid social and economic changes in the world.
http://social.gov.bh/en/ngos

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Comoros
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Djibouti
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Egypt

The Ministry of Social Solidarity seeks to provide social protection, integrated care and economic empowerment to deserving citizens without discrimination. It also seeks to develop its services throughout the Republic and calls for coordination of efforts with the private sector and the media to invest in joint work for the development of citizens and society.
http://www.moss.gov.eg/

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Iraq

Republic of Iraq’s Ministers’ Council General Secretariat’s Non-Governmental Organizations Directorate (for both local and foreign organizations).
http://www.ngoao.gov.iq/

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Jordan

In this context the Anna Lindh Foundation firmly believes that:
1. We need alternative narratives to fight extremist discourses and radicalization.
2. We need more inclusive and empathetic societies to fight the lack of trust and intolerance.
3. We need to build a culture based on dialogue and exchange.
But the Anna Lindh Foundation is much more than that but also providing expert advice, learning, advocacy and share common goals between 22 Mediterranean & other countries, and quite active in Jordan.
https://www.annalindhfoundation.org/networks/jordan

Comprehensive Guide to Civil Society Organizations in Jordan
The Comprehensive Guide to Civil Society Organizations in Jordan is a joint effort between the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies and the Friedrech-Ebert-Stiftung to attempt to present an inclusive database for civil activists in the public life of Jordan. The Guide presents a list of different Jordanian civil society organizations, in addition to foreign organizations working in the kingdom.
http://www.civilsociety-jo.net/

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Kuwait

en.v is an organization dedicated to fostering social development and civic engagement in the Middle East by empowering individuals and organizations. Its programs focus on building capacity and creating strategic networks among local civil society organizations (CSOs), youth initiatives, the private sector and governmental actors.
http://www.envearth.com/

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Lebanon

Daleel Madani is dedicated to promoting accessible information about civil society, in a belief in the right to information and in the importance of transparent civil society work. In addition, it aims to strengthen civil society cooperation, thus limiting duplication of work, and enhancing the sector in Lebanon.
https://www.daleel-madani.org/

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Libya
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Mauritania
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Morocco

The Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development is entrusted to be in in charge of solidarity, women, family and social development and the relevant preparation and implementation of government policies in coordination with the relevant sectors.
http://www.social.gov.ma/en

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Oman

Online Donations Portal has been developed with the vision to promote charity for valuable social causes in the Sultanate of Oman, by providing an electronic gateway to facilitate payment of donations to charitable organizations supported by the Ministry of Social Development.
http://donate.om/

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Palestine
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Qatar
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Saudi Arabia
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Somalia
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Sudan
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Syria

Building Markets is a nonprofit organization that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in crisis-affected countries by connecting local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to new opportunities.
http://syriancivilsociety.org/

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Tunisia

Jamaity is the outcome of a collaborative effort among different partners, designed to give the members of the portal an evolutionary character. Jamaity.org also aims to be a privileged space, mapping out available opportunities in terms of capacity-building and funding. This portal aims to make hierarchically-structured information accessible, both in terms of language (bilingual portal) and content.
http://jamaity.org/

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United Arab Emirates

The Law authorizes IACAD to determine the overall policy of the Islamic affairs and charitable works in Dubai; spread Islamic knowledge and culture, raise religious awareness across the community; and review and print the Holy Qur’an, religious publications and multimedia, and license their distribution.
https://www.iacad.gov.ae/

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Yemen

The Directory of NGOs in Yemen is a database that includes a growing number of NGOs, CSOs and emerging organizations. The listed information consists of the organization’s general information, its aims, activities and contact information.
http://www.ngodirectory.org/yemen/

Manual of Procedures and Organization of Arab and Foreign NGOs Work in the Republic of Yemen

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Relevant Articles

The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Report for the Middle East and North Africa
This report assesses key components of the sustainability of the civil society sectors in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen, as well as the West Bank and Gaza.
Freedom of Association in Arab Countries: A Toolkit
This manual is intended to contribute to the efforts aiming to create a sound and an empowered Civil Society in Arab countries. It is primarily the fruit of efforts of the main author Ms. Mervat Rishmawi, and the kind contribution of ANND and ICNL staff.
Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa: Emerging Trends and Enduring Challenges
This report from the Foundation for the Future draws on mapping studies and research projects to identify trends in civil society across the MENA region, with a focus on Algeria, Jordan, Libya, and Tunisia.
The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Report for the Middle East and North Africa
This report assesses key components of the sustainability of the civil society sectors in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen, as well as the West Bank and Gaza in 2012.
A Survey of Arab NGO Laws
This report provides a brief history of the legal framework for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Arab region, summarizes key legal challenges confronting NGOs, and discusses various NGO law reform initiatives in the region.
Source: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

 

 

REGIONAL & GLOBAL RESOURCES

Regional Institutions

African Union
Council of Europe (CoE)
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

 

United Nations

NGO Resources

UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ NGO Branch
The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

Regional Commissions

ECA – Economic Commission for Africa
ESCWA – Economic Social Commission for Western Asia

UN and Civil Society: Cooperation Opportunities for NGOs

The UN & The Question of Palestine
United Nations and Civil Society
UN Information Centres (UNICs)
DESA NGO Branch
The Committee on NGOs
Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)
NGO Liaison Unit, The United Nations Office at Geneva
NGO Participation in the Human Rights Council (OHCHR)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNICTAD)
UNESCO Partnership
UNICEF and Civil Society
UN Women and Civil Society

Targeted Programs

GUNCTAD – UN Conference on Trade & Development
ITC – International Trade Center
SDG – Sustainable Development Goals 2030
UNDCP – UN Drug Control Program
UNEP – UN Environment Program
UNICEF – UN Children’s Fund
UNCDF – UN Capital Development Fund
UNDP – UN Development Program
UNFPA – UN Population Fund
UNGC – UN Global Compact
UNHCR – UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCHR – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNIFEM – UN Development Fund for Women
UN HABITAT – UN Settlements Program
WFP – World Food Program

Specialized Agencies

ILO – International Labor Organization
IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development
FAO – Food & Agricultural Organization
UNAIDS – Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS
UNDESA – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UNESCO – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO – UN Industrial Development Organization
UNODC – UN Office on Drugs and Crime
WTO – World Tourism Organization
WHO – World Health Organization
WTO – World Trade Organization
World Bank – World Bank Group

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Relevant Links

Gapminder
Uses data to promote a fact-based world view that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
The IHME is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems.
Worldmapper
A collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest, including those related to global health.