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Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)
ACTSA campaigns with the people of Southern Africa as they strive to build a better future. Working for peace, democracy and development across the region, ACTSA is the successor organisation to the Anti-Apartheid Movement. The web site provides updated newsletters on trade and development.
Asia-Europe Dialogue Project
The Heinrich Böll Foundation, a German political institution located in Berlin and closely affiliated with the Alliance 90/The Green Party of Germany, proposed to start an Asia-Europe Dialogue on alternative political strategies in Asia in 1998. The objective is to encourage a dialogue between the organizations of civil society in both regions that could contribute towards the creation of alternative political strategies, which in turn, could lead to alternative models of development.
ATTAC International
A group linking citizens, associations, trade unions and newspapers founded ATTAC around a platform opposing the increase of economic insecurity and social inequality caused by financial globalisation.
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Statistics and indicators from the government of South America's biggest country.
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
CEPR was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. Find information here on the effects of "globalization" and the impacts of the IMF on the US and throughout the world.
Center for Global Development (CGD)
Independent, non-partisan, non-profit think thank dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries. US.
Conference of NGOs (CONGO)
An international, not-for-profit membership association of NGOs that facilitates the participation of organizations in United Nations debates and decisions. The site provides a Calendar of Substantive Committees Events.
CorpWatch's site provides in-depth information on issues involving corporate power, corporate globalization and grassroots resistance to it. Themes include biotechnology, globalization and trade. US.
Directory of Development Organizations (DevDir)
The Directory has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among NGOs, research institutions, governments and private sector organizations. The Directory lists 25,000 contacts of organizations that offer (non-) financial support, market access, information and advice to the enterprise and poverty-reducing sectors in low-income countries.
DPH: dialogues, proposals, stories for global citizenship
A resource site that aims to enhance the memory of useful actions for the future, share experience and develop joint proposals to build global democracy. It also provides the support structure for a group of resource sites that are linked.
Global Development Research Center (GDRC)
GDRC is a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective. Japan.
Global Exchange
Global Exchange works to increase global awareness among the US public while building international grass-roots partnerships around the world on issues including fair trade, human rights, foreign debts, militarism and others.
Global Policy
They monitor global policy making at the United Nations.
Globalise Resistance
This movement includes Christians campaigning for debt relief, environmentalists opposing GM food, trade unionists fighting privatization in their workplaces and students demanding that education be free to all. UK.
Idealist - Action Without Borders
Database with over 25,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 153 countries. The organizations can be searched or browsed by name, location or mission. Provides job openings, volunteer opportunities, events, internships, campaigns, and sundry other resources posted by organizations all over the world.
International Budget Project (IBP)
The IBP assists civil society organizations around the world to improve budget policies and decision-making processes.
Network Institute for Global Democratization - NIGD
NIGD promotes global democratization by producing and developing emancipatory knowledge for democratic movements, organizations and states.
Information, links, campaigns and documents on a broad range of human-rights, environment and sustainable-development issues.
Political Resources on the Net
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.
Radio Earth Summit
Radio Earth Summit is primarily focused on gathering stories from people who have been affected by the activities of multinational corporations. It's a project of Friends of the Earth International.
Reform the
Project dedicated to bringing about a just world order through a strengthened an more democratized United Nations. This web site provides updated information not only on the member states’ positions, but also on the positions of parliamentarians and civil society.
Rights and Democracy - International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
Independent organization which promotes, advocates and defends the democratic and human rights set out in the International Bill of Human Rights. Rights & Democracy focuses its work on four thematic priorities: Democratic Development, Women's Rights, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Globalization and Human Rights; and two special operations: International Human Rights Advocacy and Urgent Action and Important Opportunities.
South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS)
SACSIS is a platform for policy dialogue that has been established as a news agency to channel social justice news and analysis about policy dialogue in South Africa to the media.
Spanda Foundation
A transnational NGO learning organization for development and cooperation in the areas of culture, education, health, environment, microfinance and resaerch for the sustainable advancement of peace, knowledge and understanding.
Strategic Partnership with Africa (SPA-PSA)
SPA has been dedicated to providing assistance to African countries. The emphasis has shifted to supporting African efforts to reduce poverty.
The Simultaneous Policy (SP)
SP is a new global politics of international community and consensus based on Right Livelihood and Right Human Relations. Right Livelihood representing the need for a lifestyle more compatible with Nature and human nature. Right Human Relations representing the recognition that sustainability can be achieved only with the co-operation and unity of all peoples. SP is a means through which individuals, political parties, nation states can make the vital transition from international competition to global co-operation within the existing framework of current world politics and international relations. By reconciling the current demands of international competition with the future target of the peaceful, economically, environmentally secure world we all desire. SP provides a practical way of achieving the consensus needed to reach that target. Site available in english, french, german and spanish.
Transnational Institute (TNI)
TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation. Netherlands.
United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)
Small inter-agency programme established to strengthen UN-NGO dialogue and cooperation in the fields of development education, information and policy advocacy on global sustainable development issues. Site in english, spanish and french.
A community directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, governments, and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more.
World Economy & Development in Brief
A high-quality information service on globalisation, North-South relations, and international ecology.
World in Figures
Statistical and survey data about all countries on economies, societies, environment, politics, business, values and behaviour.
World Social Forum
Official Website for World Social Forum. Here you will find information on the organizers of the World Social Forum, who supports them and how to contact them. You will also discover the origins of this initiative.
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The Doha Non-governmental organization Group on Financing for Development (DNG) is an international coalition of civil society organizations serving as the NGO facilitating body to the official UN Financing for Development (FfD) process and engaged in the monitoring of the various agenda items of the Monterrey Consensus.
It is an open access journal and all articles published are available online without restriction to researchers in the public and private sectors, government agencies, educators and the general public. The journal also provides a medium for documentation and archiving of research articles. AJPSIR papers are exposed to the widest possible readership.
INSouth embodies an understanding, from a South perspective, of the new and emerging issues in the international arena, and the challenges and opportunities they pose for the South.
In 2005, a group of scholars and activists, mostly from the global South, created the Copy/South Research Group to analyse, criticise, and confront the oppressive nature of current global copyright regimes, such as those defended by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and similar ones around the globe.

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Selected news
Developing countries very vulnerable to global economic crisis, UN role is vital: South Centre speech at UN
Mon Jul 23 2012 - Source: Third World Network
The world economy is as fragile today as in 2009. Developing countries are very vulnerable to a slowdown caused by the Eurozone crisis. There has been no global reforms and the G20 is ineffective. Thus the role of the UN on global economic issues is vital. These are highlights of the speech by the South Centre’s Chief Economist at the UN General Assembly High Level Thematic Debate on the State of the Global Economy in New York on 18 May.
World economy in vicious cycle hindering transition, warns BIS
Thu Jul 12 2012 - Source: Third World Network
Five years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the global economy is caught in a vicious cycle in which adjustment efforts of governments, households, business and financial sectors are worsening prospects for each other, and the path for balanced self-sustaining growth remains a difficult, and unfinished task, warns the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in its annual report, released Sunday.
What now for European monetary union?
Thu Jul 12 2012 - Source: Third World Network
The Basel-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has joined a growing chorus of global institutions and leaders calling on the eurozone countries to quickly act to bring about more financial and fiscal integration, and strengthen the institutional foundations of the currency union itself.
UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development The global financial crisis: implications for the South Gender in economics The Bank of the South: An alternative to the IFIs?
Financing for Development The war on terror: a war on human rights Initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America - IIRSA World Social Forum (WSF)
Intellectual Property Rights Disarmament External debt Poverty
The G8 Summit 2005 GATS - trade in services Access to knowledge UN reform
Free Trade Agreements - FTAs Tourism Agriculture and food sovereignty World Bank
International Monetary Fund - IMF Israeli-Palestinian conflict Corporate accountability Oil fueling conflicts
New Partnership for African Development - NEPAD Social security reform International Criminal Court Software: Patents and copyrights
Iraq: the war and occupation Child soldiers The landmine problem Women for peace
World Trade Organization - WTO Millennium Development Goals - MDGs Patents and medicines  

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