People must be central to a new global partnership.
To do this they need the freedom to voice their views and participate in the decisions that affect their lives without fear. They need access to information and to an independent media. And new forms of participation such as social media and crowd-sourcing can enable governments, businesses, CSOs and academia to interact with, understand and respond to citizens’ needs in new ways.

Source: Report of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (May 2013).

See Rio Principle 10 - Participation of all concerned citizens.


Individual persons are active in society in various (pico) roles, for instance:

The Fringes

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