The world is for the public good, such is the Great Way. Confucius Henceforth, our country should be the universe. Flora Tristan An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. *

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Web sites available in English

???? China Dialogue
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By establishing the world’s first fully bilingual website (Chinese and English) devoted to the environment we aim to promote direct dialogue and the search for solutions to our shared environmental challenges.

?????? China Development Brief
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China Development Brief is an independent publication established in 1996 to report on social development and civil society in China.

?????? China Labour Bulletin
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A non-governmental organization founded in Hong Kong in 1994, China Labour Bulletin has grown from a small monitoring and research group into a proactive outreach organization that seeks to defend and promote the rights of workers in China. We have extensive links and wide-ranging co-operative programs with labour groups, law firms and academics throughout China, as well as with the international labour movement.

AGTER - Improving the Governance of Land, Water and Natural Ressources
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AGTER is an international non-profit association (under French law). It has been created in March 2005 by a group of people of different origins that took part in works or exchanges between actors of civil society organizations on the issues of access to natural resources and land. They want to clarify the links between poverty, underdevelopment and access to resources, in order to set up lasting alternatives to the ongoing policies. AGTER aims at contributing to improve the governance of land, water and natural resources and at conceiving new ways of managing those resources, better adapted to face the challenges of the twenty-and-first century.

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The International Association of Technicians, Experts and Researchers (AITEC) is a network of professionals, researchers and citizens committed with social issues. AITEC provides also a citizen-based expertise and alternative proposals on urban public services and financing for development.

Al Jazeera English
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Aljazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions.

Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World
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The Alliance is an informal network made of people, institutions and movements that are aware of the complexity of contemporary problems and seek to find the necessary mutations so that we can together act upon the future. This network has generated a social dynamics and is inventing new forms of collective action.

Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa
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The Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (ARGA) is made up of African and non-African actors who believe that peace and development on the African continent cannot be achieved through simple reforms of the way in which public affairs are regulated, but are contingent on an in-depth re-examination of the foundations of power and governance. The Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa contributes to the development of an African way of thinking and an African governance project.

Alliance Internationale des Éditeurs Indépendants
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The Alliance of Independent Publishers is a non-profit-making association governed by French legislation, set up in the spring of 2002 on the initiative of a small group of book professionals. By gradually setting up an international network of publishers, who work independently from the major publishing groups, meet regularly, and work together on publishing projects, the Alliance of Independent Publishers is contributing to the circulation of ideas and the building of an international civil society.

Asia Sentinel

Asia Sentinel was created to provide a platform for news, analysis and opinion on national and regional issues in Asia. It is independent of all governments and major media enterprises. It is open to contributions not only from journalists but from professionals in fields such as finance, diplomacy, science and the arts. It will not publish editorials but give free rein to diverse opinions.

ATD Fourth World
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The International Movement ATD Fourth Worldis a non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation which engages with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty. Working in partnership with people in poverty, ATD Fourth World’s human rights-based approach focuses on supporting families and individuals through its grass-roots presence and involvement in disadvantaged communities, in both urban and rural areas, creating public awareness of extreme poverty and influencing policies to address it.

Attac International
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ATTAC is an international organization involved in the alter-globalization movement. We oppose neo-liberal globalization and develop social, ecological, and democratic alternatives so as to guarantee fundamental rights for all. Specifically, we fight for the regulation of financial markets, the closure of tax havens, the introduction of global taxes to finance global public goods, the cancellation of the debt of developing countries, fair trade, and the implementation of limits to free trade and capital flows.


The current global development framework, the Millennium Development Goals, expire in 2015. Beyond 2015 is a global campaign aiming to influence the creation of a post 2015 development framework.

Blue Planet Project

The Blue Planet Project is a global initiative working with partners around the world to achieve the goal of water justice now. Water Justice is based on the right to water and on the principle that water is a public trust and part of the global commons.

Bretton Woods Project
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The Bretton Woods Project works as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Building Global Democracy
French   |   English   |   Arabic   |   ??   |   Spanish   |   Hindi   |   Portuguese   |   Russian

Building Global Democracy programme (BGD) explores how globalization can be governed in democratic ways. Today’s world faces many global challenges: in economics, environment, politics and culture. To handle global problems effectively and legitimately, they need to be handled democratically.

Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy
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The Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy—or CCAP as it is more commonly known—is dedicated to high quality strategic and applied research on China’s agriculture and rural economy and its natural resource base and the environment.

Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)

The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) is a public policy center established shortly before the May 2004 elections in Phippinnes, to help promote people empowerment in governance. Mindful of the elitist and patronage-driven character of the current electoral and political system in the country, CenPEG is especially advocating the democratic representation of the poor.

Centre Europe - Tiers Monde (CETIM)
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B y its books and its work with the UN, the CETIM denounces the generalised bad-development and the responsibilities of the North.

Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPTRANS)

The Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Key Centre for Teaching and Research established in 1999. CAPSTRANS is one of Australia’s pre-eminent research centres for the intensive focus on social, cultural, economic, political and historical transformations in the Asia Pacific region.

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Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies is a premier institute of India in the social sciences and humanities. The Centre provides a unique institutional space which seeks to nurture intellectual interests outside the entrenched boundaries of academic disciplines. The Centre supports and nurtures interdisciplinary modes of enquiry. Over the years, the Centre has managed to generate and utilize a productive tension between rigorous scholarly work and social movements, between academic commitment and political practices. It has been frequently engaged with contentious contemporary issues which have shaped its academic programme and contributed to struggles for dignity, livelihood and creative self expression.

Centre for UN Reform Education

The mission of the Center for UN Reform is to encourage, generate and sustain discussion of various specific proposals to reform and restructure the United Nations through its website; its monographs, papers and books; and its fora and conferences.

Free online petition tools for social change.

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Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society.

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16 catholic development organisations from Europe & North America, inspired by shared Christian values, come together under the CIDSE umbrella to promote global justice and solidarity. Central to CIDSE’s policy formulation and advocacy is its member organisations’ work on a wide range of priorities, with local partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Citizens Assemblies
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The citizens’ assemblies gather women and men, association and organizations that would want to participate in renewing democracy and act in significant changes in their society and at global level. The Assemblies are not a kind of new parliaments or new institutions. First and foremost, they stand for social and participatory processes where trustful relations and cultural, ideological and religious differences are respected. They are based on organizing discussions among numerous members of the society so as to gradually deduce joint and sharing prospects and strategies to be achieved collectively

Climate Change Task Force

A synergy of climate experts, world leaders, nobel peace laureates, and shapers of opinion – helping create the political will to address climate change


CMS is a not for profit multi- disciplinary, development research and facilitative think-tank. We endeavour to work towards equity, social development and transparency in governance through research, advocacy and capacity building.

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement (CCFD - Terre Solidaire)
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The Conference of Catholic bishops of France has confided CCFD with the mission of mobilising Christian solidarity, particularly during the Lenten period, in order to promote solidarity between peoples by acting for development. In order to accomplish this mission CCFD focuses its efforts in two fields: Support for development initiatives, and raising public awareness on international solidarity issues.

Committee for the Abolition of the Third World Debt (CADTM)
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The Committee for the Cancellation of the Third World Debt (the CADTM - Comité pour l’annulation de la dette du Tiers Monde) is an international network of individuals and local committees from across Europe and Latin America, Africa and Asia. The network acts in close liaison with other movements and organisations fighting for the same ideals. Its main preoccupation, besides the debt issue, is the planning of activities and radical alternatives for the creation of a world respectful of people’s fundamental rights, needs and liberties.

Common Dreams
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Coredem is a confederation of Web sites for worldwide democracy that gathers partners around a charter, a search engine, and a wiki.

Corporate Europe Observatory

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

Dialogues, Proposals, Stories, for a World Citizenship (DPH)
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Because sharing experiences, building common references and proposals, is necessary to developing a global citizenship and empowering local actors. DPH provides more than 7,000 articles on exemplary struggles, innovative actions and organisations, collective analyses and proposals - in four languages and from all continents.


EarthAction’s mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. EarthAction is the world’s largest action network with over 2,600 organizations in 165 countries and thousands of policymakers, journalists and citizens. We have carried out 84 campaigns since we began at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

East Asia Forum

East Asia Forum provides a platform for the best in East Asian analysis, research and policy comment on the Asia Pacific region and world affairs.

Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM)
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Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) is an international non-profit organisation based in Dakar, Senegal. Founded in 1972, ENDA is an association of autonomous entities co-ordinated by an Executive Secretariat.

Environment Liaison Center International

Environment Liaison Center International is a membership Non Governmental Organization established upon creation of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi in 1973-74 as the Civil Society interface with UNEP to bring Civil Society competence to the intergovernmental environment table.

Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
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ESSF is an association for international solidarity. Covering a wide range of topics, our website offers militant information on many struggles and campaigns, as well as in-depth articles, elements of debates, documents of varied types. We would like it to become a useful tool for all those who are fighting for a world of solidarity. Our website was opened publicly at the end of September 2005, with about 450 articles, though still unevenly distributed by topics or countries. New documents will be regularly added: updates on current events, introduction of new topics, complementary articles, and also early-written texts that restitute the memory and history of movements, struggles and debates.

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

ESISC (European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center) was founded in May 2002 and since its creation it has been engaged in observing and analysing international terrorism, as well as strategic issues, conflict areas and instability that have been studied for over twenty years, in various capacities, by some of our promoters with strong experience and backgrounds in Intelligence Services, the Army and the Media.

Fair Labor Association

Since 1999, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) has helped improve the lives of thousands of workers around the globe. By bringing together multiple stakeholders, calling for greater accountability and transparency from manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains, and creating lasting solutions to exploitative labor practices, we are making steady progress toward fulfilling our mission: protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions worldwide.

FIDH : mouvement mondial des droits de l’Homme
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FIDH’ s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, and in the prevention of Human Rights violations along with the punishment of their perpetrators. Its priorities are set by the triennial World Congress and the International Board (22 members), with the support of the International Secretariat (30 staff members).

Finance Watch
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Finance Watch is a public interest association dedicated to making finance work for the good of society. Our mission is to strengthen the voice of society in the reform of financial regulation by conducting citizen advocacy and presenting public interest arguments to lawmakers and the public as a counterweight to the private interest lobbying of the financial industry.

Food First International Action Network (FIAN)
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FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to food for more than 20 years. FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. FIAN is a not-for-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation and has consultative status to the United Nations. FIAN’s mission is to expose violations of people’s right to food wherever they may occur. The organization stands up against unjust and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. The struggle against gender discrimination and other forms of exclusion is integral part of its mission. It strives to secure people’s access to the resources that they need in order to feed themselves, now and in the future.

Foreign Policy In Focus

Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. FPIF describes itself as a "Think Tank Without Walls" that brings together over 600 writers, scholars, academics, artists and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner. FPIF provides analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives.

Forest Peoples Programme
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Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods. We work to create political space for forest peoples to secure rights, control their lands and decide their own futures.

Forum China?Europe
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The China-Europa Forum is a society-to-society dialog process of a new kind to take up our common challenges. It is a great opportunity to strengthen the dialog between European and Chinese societies and within each society. Representatives of all sectors and of all socioprofessional backgrounds take up subjects of concern to them and discuss the issues that are common to our contemporary societies. Participants’ individual experiences are the starting point of continuous debates on the Internet, as well as at biennial meetings organised alternately in China and in Europe.

Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM)
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The Montreal International Forum (FIM) was established in 1998 as an international NGO think tank. FIM’s mission statement is as follows: FIM believes that the stated goals of the UN are beyond reasonable reproach and that the challenge of FIM is to assist meaningfully in bringing them to fruition. FIM believes that transparent and democratically accountable multilateralism offers the best hope for Global Governance. In order to best meet this challenge FIM endeavours to strengthen the influence of the voice of Southern civil society within civil society in all debates and activities affecting global governance.

Forum of Ethics & Responsibilities (FER)
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The Forum of Ethics & Responsibilities (FER) is made up of individuals, professional and thematic networks, and organizations aiming to introduce the concept of Responsibility into international debate in order to face the current multiple crises (environmental, economic, finance, and social). The FER partners’ actions aim to promote cultures of responsibility in every field of human activity.

Friends of the Earth International
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We are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

GEG Project

We aim to foster dialogue, thought and action for global environmental governance and sustainability. The Global Environmental Governance Project offers three critical functions: 1. provides a ‘clearinghouse’ of environmental governance information for scholars, researchers, students, policymakers, and diplomats; 2. serves as a ‘brutal analyst’ of available data offering rigorous theoretical, empirical and policy relevant analysis; and 3. acts as an ‘honest broker’ convening various stakeholders and facilitating dialogue and engagement.

Global Administrative Law Project
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Based in the Institute for International Law and Justice, the Global Administrative Law (GAL) Project is focused on an emerging field of research and practice: the increasing use of administrative law-type mechanisms, in particular those related to transparency, participation, accountability and review, within the regulatory institutions of global governance.

Global Alliance For Banking on Values

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment. The new partnership will develop new ways of working, build organizations better suited to long-term sustainable thinking, and new forms of ownership and economic cooperation.

Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)

GDLN is a partnership of over 120 recognized global institutions, collaborating in the design of customized learning solutions for people working in development.

Global Financial Integrity

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money. In putting forward solutions, facilitating strategic partnerships, and conducting groundbreaking research, GFI is leading the way in efforts to curtail illicit financial flows and enhance global development and security. Illicit capital flows enable drug cartels, terrorist organizations and tax evaders to move cash around the globe, undermines the goals of the World Bank and other lending institutions, strips developing nations of critical resources, and contributes to failed states

Global Footprint Network

Global Footprint Network’s goal is to create a future where all humans can live well, within the means of one planet Earth. Their short-term ambition is to have 10 countries use the Ecological Footprint by 2015. The Ecological Footprint is a data-driven metric that tells us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living

Global Governance 2020

Global Governance 2020 (GG2020) seeks to forge a strong and lasting strategic community of young leaders from China, Germany, and the United States. The program aimed to connect those who have the ambition and imagination to shape the future of international institutions.
The Program has worked in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation, climate change, economic governance.

Global Governance Institute

The Global Governance Institute (GGI) is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Brussels. GGI brings together policy-makers, scholars and practitioners from the world’s leading institutions in order to devise, strengthen and improve forward-looking approaches to global governance. Our core research areas are: peace & Security; global justice (including International Law & Human Rights); environment & sustainable development; economic policy; forward studies & innovation.

Global Governance Watch

GGW goal is to raise awareness of the growing global governance movement and to address issues of transparency and accountability at the United Nations, in NGOs, and related international organizations. In particular, the project monitors issues of national sovereignty and the ways in which the agendas of international organizations influence US domestic politics.

Global Issues

This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by the author. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.

Global Marshall Plan Initiative
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The Global Marshall Plan Initiative aims at improved and binding frameworks for the global economy, to create a balance between the economy, the environment, society, and culture.

Global Voices
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Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world

Global Witness
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For 18 years, Global Witness has run pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From Cambodia to Congo, Sierra Leone to Angola, we have exposed the brutality and injustice that results from the fight to access and control natural resource wealth, and have sought to bring the perpetrators of this corruption and conflict to book.

Globalization Monitor
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Globalization Monitor is a non-profit organization based in Hong Kong. It was founded shortly before the big Seattle protest against the WTO in l999. Its editorial board members are activists from trade unions, the green movement, regional groups and grassroots organizations. It has been the chief organization in HK to dedicate itself to promoting awareness of the negative effects of globalization.
French   |   German   |   English   |   ??   |   Spanish   |   Indonesian is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library. In addition, it facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and active sharing of information. aims especially at increasing access to ethics perspectives from Africa, Latin America and Asia. It strengthens global common values and respect of ethical contextual diversity.

Good Electronics

In the electronics industry there is still a lot to improve on human rights and sustainable production. Poor working conditions and environmental damage can be found in the production of computers, mobile phones and other electronic products. The complicated product chain, high percentage of outsourcing, rapid product developments, weak unionized structures and lack of (inter)national law implementation contribute to this situation. Civil society has an important role to play in improving human rights and environmental conditions in the corporate sector.

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This Web site was designed in Beijing by the Tianxiamingde Society of Cultural Development of was opened to the public on September 1, 2006. Its objective is to follow the evolution of thinking on governance throughout the world and its impact in China, to constitute a platform for considerations and discussion along four lines: scales of governance, theoretical thinking, case studies, and chronology of events.

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GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems

Green Cross International

Green Cross International (GCI) is a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993. It focuses on the challenges of security, poverty and the environment. It works to prevent and resolve conflicts over scarce natural resources, assist those affected by the environmental effects of wars and conflicts, and contribute to a genuine value and behaviour shift necessary to build a sustainable global community

Greenpeace International

Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its work on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals.

Habitat International Coalition
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Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is an independent, nonprofit alliance with hundreds of organizations and individuals , which has been working in housing and human settlements for more than 30 years. The Coalition comprises social movements, community-based organizations, support groups and academics. The strength of the Coalition is based on its worldwide membership (it has members in 117 nations in five continents) and on the fact that it brings together a range of civil society groups.

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Instituto Brasileiro de Análises Sociais e Econômicas (Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses), Ibase, is a civil society organization founded in 1981 by sociologist Herbert de Souza, called Betinho, and by other members. The goal of Ibase’s work is to consolidate democracy and to promote active citizenship. To meet this goal, the institute deems necessary to reinforce the associative fabric of society, develop public policies and produce a new culture on rights. Ibase’s initiatives are ruled by principles based on freedom, equality, solidarity, participation, diversity and social-environmental justice.

Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
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ISTEC’s mission is to foster sustainable socio-economic development in Ibero-America by carrying out programs focused on, among others: Advancing the state of higher education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Promoting the culture of quality, innovation and sustainability; Generating and disseminating knowledge and information; Promoting leadership models that adhere to the principles of responsibility and accountability.

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INAISE (the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy) is a global network of socially and environmentally oriented financial institutions. reated in 1989, INAISE has grown rapidly as the movement of social investors gained importance, volume and visibility in a number of European and non-European countries.

Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
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Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. Indymedia was founded as an alternative to government and corporate media, and seeks to facilitate people being able to publish their media as directly as possible.

Initiative internationale pour repenser l’économie (IRE)
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The IRE programme is designed to renew contemporary economic thought. Its mission is to encourage the emergence of new proposals in the economic field.
This programme consists in identifying themes that call for innovation, have significant social and environmental impact and lend themselves to practical applications. For that purpose, IRE has established an online documentary base with innovative discussions and reform proposals.

Institut du Développement Durable et des Rélations Internationales (IDDRI)
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IDDRI gathers knowledge and expertise on the main international themes of sustainable development, especially those which are subject to controversy, for the benefit of public and private decision-makers, both economic and social. IDDRI also carries out forward thinking, in cooperation with the actors involved, in order to anticipate emerging challenges and to deal with them from the outset. Finally, IDDRI identifies the platforms for dialogue that are required in order to remove the barriers to understanding and appreciating the issues at stake.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that promotes sustainable food, farm, and trade systems. IATP has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Geneva, Switzerland. IATP works to integrate sustainability throughout the food and farm system, from supporting farmers and the environment to securing universal access to healthy food. IATP identifies the impact trade agreements have on farmers, consumers and the environment, while promoting a fair trade system that supports locally based development, labor and human rights, and democratic institutions. IATP develops alternative economic models that integrate environmental sustainability into rural development.

Institute for Policy Studies

Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice, and the Environment

Institute for research and debate on governance
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The Institute for research and debate on governance (IRG) is a forum for international and cross-cultural debate, aiming to give rise to, confront and bring together new conceptions of governance that move away from the Western-based concepts of “good governance” and constitute a source of renewed proposals for regulating societies.

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Founded in 1986, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) has become an important international educational forum in the field of transnational arbitration, counting among its members and contributors today many of the leading arbitrators and arbitration counsel in the world.

Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
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The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) is a registered non-profit organization based in Beijing. Since our establishment in May 2006, the IPE has developed two pollution databases (water & air) to monitor corporate environmental performance and to facilitate public participation in environmental governance. Our aim is to expand environmental information disclosure to allow communities to fully understand the hazards and risks in the surrounding environment, thus promoting widespread public participation in environmental governance. The IPE is a member of a coalition of NGOs throughout China, promoting a global green supply chain by pushing large corporations to concentrate on procurement and the environmental performance of their suppliers. This ‘Green Choice Alliance’ consumer initiative takes into consideration the environmental performance of manufacturing enterprises while exercising their purchasing power to make green choices.

Integrated Social Development Centre

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) is an indigenous non-governmental organization committed to the promotion of human rights (especially social and economic rights) and social justice for all, especially those suffering marginalisation, injustice and powerlessness. ISODEC has a long history of support to grassroots groups in Ghana. From a peri-urban health and sanitation, basic education base, it grew into a formidable force in rural water and sanitation delivery. ISODEC also provides services in the areas of Girl Child Education, Family Reproductive Health and national budget analysis. ISODEC works in an integrated and multidisciplinary manner linking the grassroots to the national and global to effectively implement its programme.

Inter Press Service (IPS)
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IPS is the world´s leading provider of information on global issues, backed by a network of journalists in more than 100 countries. IPS is a communication institution with a global news agency at its core. IPS raises the voices of the South and civil society. IPS brings a fresh perspective on development and globalization.

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

The Web site of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) offers information about parliamentary democracy, elections, human rights and the participation of women in politics.

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP)

The RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT ("RtoP" or "R2P") is a new international security and human rights norm to address the international community’s failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT (ICRtoP) brings together NGOs from all regions of the world to strengthen normative consensus for RtoP, further the understanding of the norm, push for strengthened capacities to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and mobilize NGOs to push for action to save lives in RtoP country-specific situations.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.

International Forum of national NGO platforms (ONG-NGO)
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At the end of an International Conference which got them together, for the first time, 82 national NGO platforms representatives of 82 countries and NGO regional coalitions from Africa, Latin America, Europe and Oceania, decided to create an International Forum of national NGO platforms, a permanent space of cooperation and initiatives.

International Forum on Globalization

The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

As an independent international research organisation, we are specialists in linking local to global. In Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Pacific, we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to ensure they have a say in the policy arenas that most closely affect them — from village councils to international conventions.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, public policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development. The institute is a non-partisan, charitable organization specializing in policy research, analysis and information exchange.

International Labour Organization
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all.[2] Almost all (185 out of 193) UN members are part of the ILO.

International Land Coalition
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A global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

IRRI is a nonprofit research and education center established to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability through collaborative research, partnerships, and strengthening of national agricultural research and extension systems.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body. Its mission is to provide comprehensive scientific assessments of current scientific, technical and socio-economic information worldwide about the risk of climate change caused by human activity, its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, and possible options for adapting to these consequences or mitigating the effects.

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IRED is an international network of local networks, rural and urban groups, craftsmen’s and women’s organizations, cooperatives, NGOs and other fellow organizations that are eager to collaborate in order to break out of their isolation and, by joining forces, constitute an organized force to bring about change.

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The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide. The ITUC was founded at its inaugural Congress in Vienna, Austria, on 1 -3 November 2006. It groups together the former affiliates of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL), along with trade union organisations which had no global affiliation. The ICFTU and the WCL dissolved themselves on 31 October 2006, to pave the way for the creation of the ITUC.

Just Foreign Policy

Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.

La Via Campesina
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La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.

Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA)
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A social network - a new way for local economic development professionals to work together and learn from each other. This network gives you access to free, impartial, high quality knowledge and resources, from urban and rural areas, from the North and the South. These resources are specifically selected by and for professionals and program managers and LED projects.

Network Institute for Global Democratization

The aim of NIGD is to contribute to worldwide democratisation. To promote global democratisation, NIGD works to strengthen global civil society by producing and developing emanicipatory knowledge for democratic movements, organisations, and states. All of NIGD’s work is based on the conviction that globalisation, defined as the coming-together-of-humanity, must be based on cross-cultural dialogue concerning both philosophical fundamentals, and concrete reform proposals.

New Perspectives Quarterly
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New Perspectives Quarterly (NPQ) has a well-earned reputation around the world as the one publication that consistently engages the best minds and most authoritative voices in cutting-edge debate on current affairs - and does so in a way that is always interesting, accessible, and concise. Its coverage is wide-ranging, its contributors outstanding. An indispensable source of information, NPQ is avidly read, by prime ministers and corporate leaders, film directors and college students, the world over. In this so-called information age, New Perspectives Quarterly is the only world-class publication dedicated to the exchange of knowledge globally.

New Rules for Global Finance

New Rules for Global Finance promotes stable global financial systems that reduce poverty and inequality by advocating technically sound approaches to be undertaken by global financial institutions, by advancing reforms of the governance and practices of these institutions, and by organizing non-governmental organizations, policy-makers and advocates to achieve these ends.

NPI Initiative
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NPI is an aggregation of several NGO Supporting organizations which operate with contributions, both financial and otherwise, from international and domestic charity foundations, government agencies, enterprises and academies. Since its establishment in Jan 2006, NPI has worked to promote social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs in China by granting crucial support to start-up and small to medium sized NGOs and Social Enterprises.

OECD Watch
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Olivier De Schutter. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
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On 26 March 2008, the UN Human Rights Council approved the President’s proposal to appoint Prof. Olivier De Schutter the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. The right to adequate food is realized ‘when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. The right to adequate food shall therefore not be interpreted in a narrow or restrictive sense which equates it with a minimum package of calories, proteins and other specific nutrients. The right to adequate food will have to be realized progressively. However, States have a core obligation to take the necessary action to mitigate and alleviate hunger even in times of natural or other disasters’ (General Comment No. 12, at para. 6). For the Special Rapporteur, the right to food is the right to have regular, permanent and unrestricted access, either directly or by means of financial purchases, to quantitatively and qualitatively adequate and sufficient food corresponding to the cultural traditions of the people to which the consumer belongs, and which ensure a physical and mental, individual and collective, fulfilling and dignified life free of fear.

We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide.

Pambazuka News
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Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice.

Peoples Summit. On the road to Rio+20
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The next Earth Summit Rio+20—officially named the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development—will be held from 4 to 6 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This summit is a new attempt by the United Nations in this new millennium to advance the commitment of States and the world community in the major transitions of the twenty-first century. United Nations invites States, civil society and citizens to “lay the foundations of a world of prosperity, peace and sustainability.” Two questions, closely related, are placed at the heart of the summit: 1. a green economy in the perspective of sustainability and poverty eradication, and 2. the creation of an institutional framework for sustainable development. These issues are also those of all Peoples, of all men and women citizens of the planet.

Perkumpulan Prakarsa

Perkumpulan Prakarsa (The Center for Welfare Studies) seeks to promote a democratic, just, and prosperous Indonesian society by enhancing the ideas, leadership, and innovations of civil society groups and NGOs in solving major problems that beset Indonesia. Perkumpulan Prakarsa aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society through research and production of knowledge in four major thematic areas: (i) Globalization, (ii) Role of the State, (iii) Decentralization, and (iv) the Role of the Civil Society.

Peuples Solidaires
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Peuples Solidaires is an association whose mission is to mobilize people, alert the media, inform the public, and act in the long term, about human rights at work, food sovereignty, and in general all matters related t international solidarity.

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The Planetworkshops, an International Forum for Sustainable Development, is an interactive platform dedicated to the exchange ideas, experiences and best practices gathering key decision makers who want to implement a sustainable agenda in business and in the society.

Policy Innovations

Policy Innovations serves as a global commons for the stories of how people are working toward a global ethic in areas like peace, sustainability, innovation, urbanization, open government, migration, women and good business. Ideas are from anywhere, and should travel everywhere.

Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE)
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Poverty Action Network of civil society organizations in Ethiopia (PANE) was established in March 2004 as a consortium of Ethiopian Residents and Foreign Charities. PANE currently has more than 50 Ethiopian Resident and Foreign charities as its members.

Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices

Praxis is committed to mainstreaming the voices of the poor and marginalised sections of the society in the process of development. This stems from the belief that for development to be sustainable, the process must be truly participative. Praxis devises practices to enhance the participation of the community in all its endeavors while at the same time acknowledging that ‘participation’ is not a technical or a mechanical process that can be realised through the application of a set of static and universal tools and techniques, but rather a political process that requires challenging the existing power structure. Thus, for us, the community is not seen as an object but rather as an agent of change.

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate is an international not-for-profit newspaper syndicate and association of newspapers. It distributes commentaries and analysis ("opinion pieces") by experts, activists, Nobel laureates, statesmen, economists, political thinkers, business leaders and academics to its member publications, and encourages networking among its members. It is based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Public Citizen

Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch seeks to ensure that in this era of globalization, all Americans can enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making in matters that affect them and their communities.

Public Services International
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Public Services International (PSI) is a global union federation of public sector trade unions. It has 620 affiliated unions, in 160 countries, representing 20 million workers. PSI is an officially recognized non-government organization for the public sector within the International Labour Organisation, and has consultative status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC and observer status with other UN bodies such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UNESCO.

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards

The REDD+ (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) Social & Environmental Standards initiative aims to build support for government-led REDD+ programs that make a significant contribution to human rights, poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation.

Reflections on a Revolution

Reflections on a Revolution (ROAR) is an online magazine that seeks to amplify the voice of our generation amidst the clamorous cacophony of a rapidly changing world. ROAR aims to bring you some of the world’s most inspiring news, stories, analysis, ideas, actions, books, poems, tunes, photos, videos and doodles from the front-lines of the global justice movement.

Research and Information Centre for Development (CRID)
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CRID is a network of French NGOs for International Solidarity which : share the same conception of a humane and sustainable development in a spirit of solidarity, through the strengthening of the civil society. They work in partnership with Southern and Eastern NGOs, they implement development education projects in France and promote public opinion campaigns, and they participate in the construction of a “ global movement for international solidarity ” and try to develop it further in France.

Research and Information System

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based autonomous think-tank under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is an organization that specializes in policy research on international economic issues and development cooperation.

Resource Conflict Institute (Reconcile)

Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) is a regional policy research and advocacy NGO registered in Kenya and implementing programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Institute conducts policy and legal research on environmental and natural resources, undertakes public interest environmental and natural resources education and litigation and advocate for policies, laws and practices that empower resource dependent communities to influence policy processes and institutions that have a bearing on their access to natural resources and management of natural resource conflicts.

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Rinoceros est le portail d’information de Ritimo sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde. Rinoceros met en avant une diversité géographique et culturelle des points de vue, en français, anglais, espagnol ou portugais. Rinoceros veut favoriser la participation de tous pour : inventer une autre mondialisation, renforcer la démocratie, soutenir un développement durable, défendre les droits fondamentaux, cultiver la paix, défendre la diversité culturelle, favoriser l’accès à l’information, cultuver une science citoyenne, promouvoir une économie au service des hommes

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SHERPA is a Paris-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and defending victims of economic crimes. The association brings together international jurists and lawyers and works in close collaboration with civil society organizations from all over the world.

Site web de Ressources pour la Paix
French   |   English   |   Spanish is a website of Resources for Peace at the service of Artisans worldwide with the goal of equipping them in their efforts to rethink peace and propose new modes of action.

Small Planet Institute

We believe that ideas have enormous power and that humans are capable of changing failing ideas in order to turn our planet toward life. At the Small Planet Institute, we seek to identify the core, often unspoken, assumptions and forces — economic, political, and psychological — now taking our planet in a direction that as individuals none of us would choose. We disseminate this deeper understanding of root causes.

Social Resources Institute (SRI)
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Social Resources Institute (SRI), founded in April 2008, provide research, evaluation, consulting and sharing services for sustainable development strategies, management, decision support organizations and projects with government, business and nonprofit organizations.

Social Watch
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Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations struggling to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. Social Watch is committed to social, economic and gender justice, and emphasizes the right of all people not to be poor. Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfillment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty. Social Watch promotes people-centered sustainable development

Southern Africa Social Forum (SASF)

Zambia will be hosting the 6th Edition of the Southern Africa Social Forum (SASF) in October 13-15 2011. The main theme is Southern Africa for Actions against Political, Economic and Social crises.

Sustainable Earth Alliance
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The mission of the Sustainable Earth alliance is to help the development of more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable societies. At the heart of the issues that concern the Sustainable Earth alliance: the future of the agricultural population and fishing communities in the world; the place of food in our increasingly globalized societies; sustainable management of our natural resources and land; the harmonious development of our territories and its inhabitants.

Tax Justice Network
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The Tax Justice Network promotes transparency in international finance and opposes secrecy. We support a level playing field on tax and we oppose loopholes and distortions in tax and regulation, and the abuses that flow from them. We promote tax compliance and we oppose tax evasion, tax avoidance, and all the mechanisms that enable owners and controllers of wealth to escape their responsibilities to the societies on which they and their wealth depend. Tax havens, or secrecy jurisdictions as we prefer to call them, lie at the centre of our concerns, and we oppose them.

Tellus Institute

Tellus Institute was established in 1976 as an interdisciplinary not-for-profit research and policy organization. The times were propitious for a young institute bringing fresh thinking and scientific rigor to environmental and social challenges, and it grew rapidly. Over the years, we conducted 3,500 projects throughout the world, becoming an international leader in resource and environmental strategies, and helping shape the embryonic field of sustainable development.

The Centre for Internet & Society

The Centre for Internet and Society will critically engage with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices, in the field of Internet and Society, with particular emphasis on South-South dialogues and exchange.

The Democratic Society

Demsoc is a non-partisan membership organisation for democracy, participation and new ways of doing government. We believe democracy is the best guarantee of good government and human dignity. We work to build better democracy, in which informed citizens and a more open state govern together. A democracy where government is transparent and reaches decisions in public. Where citizens take part in ways that work for them. Where politics and media are flexible and collaborative rather than closed and confrontational.

The Global Compact
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Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that businesses can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalization. In this way, the private sector—in partnership with other social actors—can help realize the UN Secretary-General’s vision: a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.

The Global Governance Project

The Global Governance Project is a joint research program of eight European research institutions that seeks to advance understanding of the new actors, institutions, and mechanisms of global governance. Most of its research projects focus on global environmental change and governance for sustainable development.

The Green Belt Movement

Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a non-profit grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya. The mission of GBM is to mobilize community consciousness- using tree planting as an entry point- for self-determination, equity, improved livelihoods and security, and environmental conservation.

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project’s mission is for the world to achieve the sustainable end of hunger and poverty: a world where all people have a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature, a life of self-reliance and dignity.

The New Economics Foundation

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.

The Real News

The Real News (TRNN) is a member-supported English language progressive, global online video news network. Launched in 2007, TRNN is "focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism", on "the critical issues of our times". TRNN uses internet broadcasting, but it has contracts with satellite and cable television channels which it intends to use for broadcast once it reaches its first sustainability goal of 50,000 supporters. TRNN is based in Washington D.C., with bureaus in Baltimore and Toronto.

Third World Forum
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Third World Forum mobilises, throughout the three continents (Africa, Asia, Latin America) about 1.000 personalities whose well known names usually associated with both creative thinking, capable of exhaustive probing and analysis of issues as well as men and women who proved their worth through their contributions in the formulation of policies, either as experts or as leaders of thought and social movements.

Third World Network (TWN)

Third World Network (TWN) is an independent non-profit international network of organisations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, Third World and North-South affairs. Its mission is to bring about a greater articulation of the needs and rights of peoples in the Third World, a fair distribution of world resources, and forms of development which are ecologically sustainable and fulfill human needs.

Toda Institute

The Toda Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war. In cooperation with other peace organizations that resist injustice and promote nonviolent conflict transformation and resolution, the Institute aims to maximize the efforts of people of peace of all backgrounds and convictions everywhere. We believe in the power of personal transformation, dialogue and effective global governance for peace.

Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)

Our goal is to accredit and promote socially-responsible money transfer companies, while redirecting corporate philanthropy to sustainable development projects. Using emerging technology, financial literacy skill and community input, we are driving sea change in the way money is sent and received, how migrant communities at home and abroad develop, and how remitters and transfer companies interact.

Transnational Institute
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The Transnational Institute (TNI) was established in 1974 as an international network of activist researchers (“scholar activists”) committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow. It aims to provide intellectual support to movements struggling for a more democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable world. TNI works on a wide range of interlinking issues.

UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the UN Charter.

United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific

United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC), the regional section of UCLG, is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The organisation is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the region.

United Cities and Local Governments
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United Cities and Local Governments is the voice of local government before the United Nations and the international community. In founding this global organisation, mayors and councillors agreed to establish a single voice for cities as a concrete and united response to the challenges of urbanisation and globalisation.

United Nations University

The mission of the UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university-level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education.


The Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.

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Vigeo was founded in 2002 by Nicole Notat and has established itself as the leading European expert in the assessment of companies and organisations with regard to their practices and performance on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues.

Voice - Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment

VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unjust and undemocratic practices.


WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.

Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WE DO)

WEDO is an international organization registered and headquartered in New York. Our goal has been to transition into a multi-locational organization with a continued presence in New York and a stronger presence in the South. As of 2011, WEDO is officially on multiple continents with staff on Togo, West Africa and Costa Rica, Central America!

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)

The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being. WANGO helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity’s basic problems.

World Forum for Alternatives
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The World Forum for Alternatives is an international network aimed at supporting the international convergence of social movements and other actors of the Civil Society from below. It creates spaces for reflection and coordination, providing social movements and ONGs, with tools for information and analysis on the globalization of resistances, and contributing to broadcast information about the existing international struggles.

World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF)
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World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF) is an international organisation that brings together small scale fisher organization for the establishment and upholding of fundamental human rights, social justice and culture of artisanal /small scale fish harvesters and fish workers, affirming the sea as source of all life and committing themselves to sustain fisheries and aquatic resources for the present and future generations to protect their livelihoods.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health

World Learning

World Learning provides education, exchange, and development programs that cultivate the global leadership and social innovation needed in a shrinking world. Our comprehensive portfolio of programs is enhanced by a worldwide network of hundreds of thousands of alumni, staff, partners, and friends.

World March of Women
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The World March of Women is an international feminist action movement connecting grass-roots groups and organizations working to eliminate the causes at the root of poverty and violence against women. We struggle against all forms of inequality and discrimination directed at women. Our values and actions are directed at making political, economic and social change. They centre on the globalization of solidarity; equality between women and men, among women themselves and between peoples; the respect and recognition of diversity among women; the multiplicity of our strategies; the appreciation of women’s leadership; and the strength of alliances among women and with other progressive social movements.

World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

World Social Forum
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The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies. This definition is in its Charter of Principles, the WSF’s guiding document.

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