"Democracy requires the practice of dialogue at all levels, between citizens, between social partners, between political parties, and between the State and civil society. Democracy implies participation by citizens in political life and allows them to exercise their right of control."
- Everyone has the right to participate in the public affairs of his/her country.
- States should recognize accredited NGOs and facilitate their ability to conduct their activities.
- States should involve civil society organizations and facilitate their effective participation in public decision-making processes.