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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.
AfricaFiles is a network of people committed to Africa through its promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses.
AsiaSource is an online resource developed by the Asia Society to meet the need for timely, reliable, unbiased information and assistance regarding the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Asia.
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Statistics and indicators from the government of South America's biggest country.
CETIM - Europe - Third World Centre
CETIM intends to contribute to an exchange of critical views from both southern and northern societies in response to what appear to be the emerging trends for the 21st century.
Citizens Network for Democracy in the Americas
Democracy portal for Latin America.
Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador (CISPES)
CISPES currently works within the solidarity and anti-corporate globalization movements, to build a cross-border movement that can confront the injustices of the neoliberal economic model that is ravaging El Salvador and much of the globe.
This portal seeks to strengthen respect for human rights around the world by stimulating dialogue, exchange of information and cooperation on human rights in the southern hemisphere.
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.
A gateway to Information Sources on Development and the Environment. The web site provides descriptions and links to information sources, including online documents, organisation's web sites, databases, library catalogues, bibliographies, and email discussion lists, research project information, map and newspaper collections. Eldis is hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.
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.
Institute for Palestine Studies
Independent, non-profit Arab research organization, which is not affiliated with any political organization or government. The Institute is devoted to a better understanding of the question of Palestine.
International Peace Bureau
International peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors.
International Society for Third-Sector Research - ISTR
They promote research and education in the fields of philanthropy, civil society and the nonprofit sector.
The International Training and Research Centre in Oxford, UK specialises in strengthening civil society organisations worldwide, providing free resources on CS strengthening (capacity building, M&E etc), tools and resources for practitioners, conferences, training courses, consultancy and research.
Iraq Foundation
They work for democracy and human rights in Iraq, and for a better international understanding of Iraq's potential as a contributor to political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
LaborNet was founded to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement. LaborNet's founders believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalize and rebuild the labor movement.
Daily-updated online service with labour news from around the world, maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways.
Information, links, campaigns and documents on a broad range of human-rights, environment and sustainable-development issues.
Participatory governance Exchange (PG Exchange)
This site provides information on participatory governance practices and tools – all aimed at achieving more transparent, responsive, accountable and effective governance, at both the local and national level, through active citizen participation.
Poverty Portal - Sri Lanka
Online portal for practitioners and researchers who want to share or use information, and will pull together macro and micro level information on poverty in Sri Lanka.
Social Science Research Council - SSRC
They are committed to international, interdisciplinary social science that focuses on themes of public importance: from human sexuality to the challenges of globalization, from the impacts of information technology to current transformations in international higher education.
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.
Tanzania on-line
Tanzania Online is a gateway to information on development issues in Tanzania. It is an initiative to address problems faced by Government officials, policy makers, private sector, civil society, donor community, researchers and academicians accessing information on development issues in Tanzania.
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center
Organization dedicated to improving humanitarian conditions in Iraq and defending the human rights of the Iraqi people through the education and involvement of Americans in a national dialogue about Iraq.
Site about citizen participation in local governance.
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.
WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
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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International and Regional Organizations
International NGOs and Networks
International and Regional Organizations
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This Network is a group of trade union-linked researchers from all over Africa. It provides information and services to both the public and African Labour researchers.
Its aim is to work for a society that is peaceful, free, equal, just and sustainable by a process of empowering people and building a mass movement to uphold human rights. Malaysia.
The Sonke Gender Justice project tries to address the social aspects of the HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on gender issues. South Africa.
SWAA is a pan-African women's organization dedicated to women and their families in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It has 39 branch offices in Africa.
Regional network on human settlements and urban issues consulted by many UN agencies.

Right to health and health care campaign
Support the women in India brutally attacked by the police
Selected news
SOS Appeal from Bahrain
Wed Mar 16 2011 -
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Bahrain , appeal for help in face of mass systematic murder against the unarmed people of Bahrain.
Registration for the 2011 WSF is now open
Wed Nov 24 2010 - Source: FSM 2011
Registration for the centralized edition of the WSF, to be held on February 06-11 in Dakar (Senegal), is now open. Registration will close on December 15th.
Human development report 2010
Tue Nov 16 2010 - Source: UNDP
For the first time since 1990, the 2010 report "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development", looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies often surprising trends and patterns with important lessons for the future.
Children's rights Financing for Development The war on terror: a war on human rights World Social Forum (WSF)
Poverty Global labour rights Agriculture and food sovereignty Civil and political rights
Economic, social and cultural rights - ESCR Making literacy a priority Education on the market Social security reform
International Criminal Court The gender gap in education The right to adequate housing Health and health services, goods for sale
Child soldiers Millennium Development Goals - MDGs Patents and medicines  

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