Civil Society Forum on BRICS Summit on 19 June 2024 (online)




Aoi Horiuchi

Global Summit Watch of Peoples 20 plus and Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia (CSDR) will jointly organize Civil Society Forum on BRICS Summit on June 19, 2024, online.

As Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates officially joined BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2024, we would like to invite civil society representatives from those countries, as well as global civil society. See details below.

Aoi Horiuchi, Deputy Director of THINK Lobby, serves as co-convener of Peoples 20 plus.



Civil Society Forum on BRICS Summit
June 19, 2024 / Online

20:00 – 22:00 CST / 14:00–16:00 CEST / 9:00 – 11:00 BRT

The official BRICS Civil Forum, scheduled for July 3rd-4th in Moscow, aims to bring together civil society (CSO) representatives from BRICS nations and its five new members. Meanwhile, recognizing the limitations placed on civil society in many BRICS countries, we propose an alternative online forum to convene independent CSO representatives from the region.

Objectives of the Civil Society Forum:

To provide a platform for independent CSO representatives from BRICS countries to exchange open opinions.
To collectively assess the current state of civil society within BRICS nations.
To formulate a joint statement reflecting the concerns and aspirations of independent CSOs in the region.
To present this joint statement to the official BRICS Civil Forum in Moscow.

Forum Agenda:

1. Setting the Background – Explore the role of BRICS, its expansion, and the importance of civil society organizations (CSOs) within BRICS member states.

2. Civil Society Positions on the BRICS Summit – Learn about civil society perspectives and positions on key issues to be addressed at the BRICS Summit.

3. Collaborative Declaration – Collaborate on creating a joint statement from independent CSOs across BRICS nations.


Distribution of the invitation to this event is only possible with the organizers’ consent and strictly among independent organizations and activists.


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Aoi Horiuchi