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  • Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists - "non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to promoting education, understanding and awareness of the environment through the honest and accurate reporting of local, regional and international environmental and development issues"
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - an excellent web-site which holds what its title promises - check it out simply for the purpose of broadening your mind. They offer access to their reports and newsletters, an excellent resource on Canadian issues and abroad./li>

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest - "a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages. CSPI seeks to promote health through educating the public about nutrition and alcohol; it represents citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and it works to ensure advances in science are used for the public good"
  • Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIET) - "an international group of non-profit, non-governmental organizations, academic institutes, charities, foundations and trusts dedicated to building the community voice into planning and good governance. CIET is also an international group of professionals from a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, medicine, law, planning, communications and other social sciences, who bring scientific research methods to community level. By involving people at the community level in information gathering and analysis, CIET helps them to participate, in an increasingly informed way, in decisions that affect their lives. CIET implements and builds capacities to run a local stakeholder information system through which national regional and local planners are able to access community-led solutions in areas ranging from health and environment to human rights, and including the assessment of service delivery, land mine action tracking, evaluating food aid, measuring petty corruption in public services, sounding the depths of sexual violence and providing information for local economic development"
  • EQUINET - The Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa - is a network of research, civil society and health sector organisations, which offers access to its free newsletter and other publications
  • Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center of Health and Human Rights - "to catalyze thinking and to bring public health and human rights professionals together in recognition of the interaction between health and human rights. Through the development of methods, tools and skills, health professionals are encouraged to undertake concrete actions towards the promotion and protection of human rights in their work, while the capacity of human rights professionals to address public health concerns is enhanced"
  • Global Forum for Health Research - "Every year the world spends $50-60 billion for health research and development. Only 10% of this is used for research on the health problems of 90% of the world’s people. The Central Objective of the Global Forum for Health Research is to help correct the10/90 disequilibrium and focus research efforts on the health problems of the poor by improving the allocation of research funds and by facilitating collaboration among partners both in the public and private sectors"
  • Global Health Council - "a US-based, non-profit membership organization that was created 27 years ago to identify priority health problems and to report on them to the US public, Congress, international and domestic government agencies, academic institutions, and the global health community. The Global Health Council/NCIH network includes hundreds of private and public organizations as well as several thousand professionals based in and outside of the US"
  • Health Research Group - "Since 1971, Public Citizen, a non-profit, consumer research and advocacy organization, founded by Ralph Nader and Dr. Sidney Wolfe, has been fighting for citizen and consumer justice and for government and corporate accountability. The Health Research Group (HRG) is the health arm of Public Citizen and promotes research-based, system-wide changes in health care policy as well as providing advice and oversight concerning drugs, medical devices, doctors and hospitals and occupational health"
  • IPPNW - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • International Society for Equity in Health - "to promote equity in health and health services internationally through education, research, publication, communication and charitable support"
  • International Student Association for Health and Human Rights (ISAHHR) - "an association of student organizations interested in health and human rights dedicated to promoting involvement in local, national, and international health and human rights issues. In conjunction with faculties, staffs, and related organizations and institutions, the Association seeks to act on issues of social justice and to create awareness through education and praxis"
  • medicus mundi switzerland - "encourages the exchange of ideas among its member organisations and acts as a platform for all questions on health in connection with international cooperation between Switzerland and the countries of the South and the East. Medicus Mundi Switzerland plays an active role in the international network of Medicus Mundi International, an umbrella organisation in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO)"
  • Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology - "Science has reached a level where its applications can cause irreparable damage at a global scale. We, who founded PSRAST, are seriously concerned about conditions that have been hampering impartial comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation of the safety of new applications of science and technology. We invite every scientist and physician all over the world, who shares our concerns, to become a member of our network. With a large number of qualified members we will be able to contribute to responsible application of science and technology"
  • Sierra Health Foundation - "a private, independent foundation that awards grants in support of health and health-related activities in a 26 county region of northern California. Headquartered in Sacramento, the Foundation is one of several California-based philanthropic foundations concentrating on health"
  • Society for International Development - "a unique global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development which is participative, pluralistic and sustainable. SID has over 6,000 members in 115 countries and 75 local chapters. It works with more than 200 associations, networks and institutions involving academia, parliamentarians, students, political leaders and development experts, both at local and international levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations that has a holistic, multidisciplinary and multisectorial approach to development and social change"
  • UNDP
  • UNEP
  • UN Commission on Economic and Social Development
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • UN Research Institute for Social Development
  • UN Statistics Division
  • Transparency International - "a non-governmental organisation dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption. Our movement has multiple concerns:
    • humanitarian, as corruption undermines and distorts development and leads to increasing levels of human rights abuse;
    • democratic, as corruption undermines democracies and in particular the achievements of many developing countries and countries in transition;
    • ethical, as corruption undermines a society's integrity; and
    • practical, as corruption distorts the operations of markets and deprives ordinary people of the benefits which should flow from them."

  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Headquarters, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • World Bank

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