Helsinski Citizens Assembly
Organization profile published 1990

Year Published:  1990
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX4024

An invitation to create a citizens' forum composed of citizens of the 35 countries which signed the Helsinki Final Act is being circulated. The document, called the 1990 Prague Appeal, states that forthcoming changes to the European security system are too important to be left to governments, and calls on citizens to take a role in working on the challenges 'from below'. A Canadian Working Group for the Helsinki Citizens Assembly was launched in February in Waterloo Ontario and is now attempting to form a national network of Canadians supporting a Helsinki Citizens Assembly and to prepare for Canadian participation in the first Assembly. Endorsements for the project are being sought, and a conference is being planned for late summer, to be followed by Canadian participation in the first Citizens Assembly to take place in Prague, October 19 - 21, 1990. For more information contact Canadian Working Group, c/o 207 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P1.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1990.
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