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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.
 
NGO sites
African Labour and Research Network - ALRN
Web site designed to provide information and services to both the public and African Labour researchers.
Civil Society Building
A network for exchange of knowledge, with mostly unique content provided by network members. The network brings together practitioners and researchers on the theme of civil society and civil society building.
Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey - ERF
ERF’s mission is to provide an institutional mechanism to initiate and fund policy-relevant economic research, to disseminate the results of research activity to scholars, policymakers, and the business community, and to function as a resource base for researchers through its databank and documentation library.
Focus on the Global South
Focus aims to consciously and consistently articulate, link and develop greater coherence between local community-based and national, regional and global paradigms of change. Thailand.
IFIs Latin American MonitoR
This initiative aims at contributing to the Latin American and global IFI campaigns for reform of the Bretton Woods institutions by translating key information, producing and disseminating analysis and providing a point of access to research results, opinions and campaigning activities, thus promoting dialogue and collaboration between key actors.
International Forum on Globalization
IFG is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
Movimientos.org
Web community of Social Movements. Available also in spanish and portuguese.
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations - PIANGO
It is a regional network of NGO focal points or coordinating bodies known as National Liaison Units (NLUs) based in 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.
Pacific Network on Globalisation - PANG
PANG is a campaign network of concerned individuals and organisations responding to economic justice issues and the impact of globalisation and free trade on Pacific communities.
Pambazuka News
It is a tool for progressive social change in Africa. Pambazuka News offers a comprehensive weekly round-up of news on human rights, conflict, health, environment, social welfare, development, the internet, literature and arts in Africa.
Research Foundation for Science,Technology and Ecology
The foundation works on the following issues: biodiversity conservation, food security, globalisation, economic liberalisation, impact of structural adjustment in India, patenting and intellectual property rights, biopiracy, biotechnology, biosafety, toxics and hazardous wastes, aquaculture, plant breeders' rights and farmers' rights over their seed, sustainable agriculture, WTO and GATT. India.
Southern African People's Solidarity Network
Newsletter on debt, structural adjustment and globalisation. South Africa.
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies - LCPS
LCPS is a research institute based in Beirut. It is concerned with issues of political, social, and economic development. Lebanon.
The Third World Institute (ITeM)
ITeM is a citizens' organization that works for civil society. It carries out information, communication and educational activities at national and international levels on issues related to environment, development and globalization. Uruguay
Third World Network (TWN)
International network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues.
 
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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.

 
Agriculture and food sovereignty - Fri Aug 19 2011
The Government of Ghana anounced that it's studying tariff and non-tariff measures to restrict the importation of poultry products, after local analysts warned that those purchases are harming the national economy. "Imported chicken is being sold at below the cost of local chicken, and farmers in Ghana cannot simply compete, resulting in the collapse of dozens of farms and the loss of hundreds of jobs," said Yaw Graham, expert of the Third World Network-Africa (TWN-A), focal point of Social Watch.

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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