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Blog: Au cœur d’un moment historique : le vote en direct de la nouvelle Constitution tunisienne

Les premières élections démocratiques et transparentes en Tunisie du 23 octobre 2011 ont institué l’Assemblée nationale constituante (ANC) chargée de rédiger la nouvelle Constitution en une année. Après quatre brouillons et deux longues années de commissions et de tensions, l’ANC finira par voter la nouvelle loi fondamentale tunisienne en janvier 2014.

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Blog: At the heart of an historic moment: the new Tunisian Constitution is ratified

In January 2014, following four drafts and two years of commissions and tension, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Tunisia ratified its new Constitution. The NCA was instituted by Tunisia’s first open and democratic elections which took place on October 23, 2011. It was charged with drafting the new Constitution within a year.

Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy

Blog: Working for the Few: Inequality and the threat to democracy

Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite. We live in a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population.

Une militante tanzanienne explique à un journaliste le problème des accaparements de terres dans son pays. Photo : Oxfam

Blog: Donner les moyens aux populations de lutter contre la pauvreté ? Les ONG internationales doivent lâcher prise

Les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) internationales de développement sont à juste titre très fières de leur histoire : elles ont sauvé des vies, aidé les gens à traverser des moments extrêmement difficiles, et montré aux personnes qui se sentent seules que d’autres se soucient d’elles. Mais si les ONG veulent contribuer à un avenir meilleur, elles vont devoir changer.

Coco Beach, Dar es Salaam is "SOLD". Stop land grabs now. Par Oxfam International☆1 0

Blog: Empowering people to fight poverty? International NGOs must let go

The international development Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are rightly very proud of their history: they have saved lives, helped people get through the toughest moments, and shown those who feel alone that others care. But if NGOs are to help contribute to a better future, they will need to change.

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