We, representatives of Civil Society Organizations met in New York, on the margins of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on October 1-2, 2015 to deliberate on the state of affairs in The Gambia.
Coalition for Change – The Gambia
The Coalition for Change – The Gambia (CCG) – a civil, human and political rights organization which brings together a cross-section of the Gambian community at home and abroad, was launched in April 2011. The group is a non-partisan organization established to challenge the dictatorship and restore basic freedoms in The Gambia through non-violent action.
CCG engaged officials and parliamentarians of the European Union in Brussels before and after that body’s submission of a 17-point agenda during dialogue with the Gambia Government. The group provided crucial information to UN Special Rapporteurs ahead of their planne visits to The Gambia, and members continue to interact with UN agencies including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Two submissions were also made by CCG members as part of the Universal Periodic Review of The Gambia in 2014-15. Continue...