People speak up at the Climate Summit – #Climate2014

After one of the most inspiring experiences to march along the 400.000 people strong climate movement in NY city.. and to celebrate every photo, story and testimonial of the more than 2.000 solidarity actions held in over 160 countries over the weekend.

Today, more than 120 world leaders are at the United Nations Headquarters for the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our times!

Presidents, prime-ministers and all sorts of authorities gathered together to share commitments and pledge to take real action to solve this climate chaos.

But to kick off the debate, and remind all global leaders why we gathered here today, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands along with her beautiful family came to share some wise words filled with inspiration!

This was the message delivered by her today, which knocked all of the people at the General Assembly hall off their chairs, with a long and strong standing ovation!

I just hope that the leaders here will take on the words from Kathy, and deliver real, bold and ambition commitments and will walk the talk!

You can watch the Climate Summit live on & follow the conversation on twitter #climate2014.

CIVICUS World Assembly is on!

The World Assembly is a key global gathering for civil society and governments, donors and business, to engage constructively in finding common solutions to building a more just world. Its a great opportunity to try bringing together traditionally unconnected sectors to engage in dialogue and to seek ways to collaborate more and better!

The key objective of the World Assembly is to address global participatory governance by opening a meeting space for all members, collaborators and friends of the CIVICUS community to work to improve participatory governance and bring grassroots voices to the international level.

Much more than training sessions, the WA actively engages all parts of civil society to work together across sectors in tackling sustainable development and human rights issues.

There are plenty of different plenary sessions, workshops, learning exchanges and this year, there is an incredible team of people working hard to broadcast what’s on through twitter and livestreaming!

You can follow the hashtag: #CivWA

Or through the official website: