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UNDP and Civil Society Organizations form a consortium to promote citizen participation in ColungaHUB

April 27, 2017
Communications Colunga Foundation

In ColungaHUB, the first meeting of the consortium of civil society organizations was held in the framework of the project "Promoting electoral participation in Chile, for a more involved and participatory citizenship", coordinated by the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP) in Chile.

The purpose of this project is to encourage synergy among the different actors of society to promote civic values, stimulate the appreciation of democracy and encourage participation in a broad sense, with a special focus on electoral participation.

The meeting was attended by representatives of civil society organizations that make up the consortium: América Solidaria, Fundación Colunga, ComunidadMujer, Educación 2020, Foundation for Overcoming Poverty, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, Fundación Iguales, Enseña Chile, Hogar de Cristo, Y THE CEILING. Also present were the UNDP Representative in Chile, Silvia Rucks, and the UNDP Democratic Governance Program Officer and project coordinator, Marcela Ríos.

Silvia Rucks, Resident Representative of the UNDP, welcomed the assistants assuring that "for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda it is vital to generate alliances in order to strengthen democracy and achieve an increase in electoral participation. In that sense, this project is part of our work at the service of the people and the accompaniment of the country in that task ".

On the other hand, Marcela Ríos, Democratic Governance Officer of UNDP, appreciated the wide participation of diverse actors of the civil society. "Through this consortium, we want to lay the foundations for the recomposition of the link between citizens and the community. Without democracy, sustainable development is not possible, so we hope to achieve a substantive impact to continue strengthening democracy. "

Source: UNDP Chile

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