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Civil Society: A Resource for Peace

In this presentation and subsequent panel discussion, I shall refer to the term “role of civil societies” as the function or responsibility of the other stakeholders outside government and business. Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon defines civil society as 1) the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens or 2) individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of the government. It is also referred to as a “third sector,” distinct from government and business.

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