New ACT Alliance-IDS report on the implications of civic space for the SDGs

On the occasion of its General Assembly on 22 May, the Alliance EU network launched a new report analysing the implications for sustainable development of the recent wave of closures of civic space in countries around the world. Speaking at the event, Ms Rosario Bento Pais, Head of the ‘Civil Society and Foundations’ unit in DG Development of the European Commission, welcomed this timely and important report that provides a useful contribution to the work of her unit in protecting and supporting an enabling environment for civil society.  More