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Last updated: 5 April 2001

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Clearinghouse - covers Australia and provides access to relevant resources and organizations
  • Amnesty International
  • Chemical Industry Archives - "describes how large chemical corporations knew for decades that their products posed serious, even life-threatening health risks to their workers and customers. It describes how these companies concealed this information from the public -- and continued to sell products that they knew were dangerous. This website also exposes the industry-funded public relations and lobbying campaigns that were designed to obscure the truth about the health risks of toxic chemicals. The Chemical Industry Archives consists of thousands of internal documents from the chemical industry and from its national trade associations. Most of these documents were obtained in connection with legal proceedings against the chemical industry"
  • Communications for a sustainable future (CSF), Colorado - one of the best servers regarding all aspects of sustainable development and environment, highly recommended
  • Equity in Health - "provided by the International Health Program of the Department of Health Services at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine in the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Health Alliance International, Seattle, USA, this web site is devoted to providing the background scientific evidence that demonstrates and seeks to explain the association between income inequality and health. The epidemiologic criteria for considering a relationship as causal are discussed. The scientific papers and books are presented under subject categories with brief summaries of their contents and some commentary. Some papers and materials are presented in full-text form if we have obtained permission to do so, while others are cited and may be reviewed in various libraries. Commonly asked questions are answered in another section"
  • Forum: Habitat in developing countries - "an internet resource aimed at providing information to researchers and professionals working for the improvement of the built environment in developing countries, and at facilitating communications among them"
  • Greenpeace International
  • Health policy page - a US-based information source provided by The Virtual Magazine of the Electronic Policy Network which is itself a liberal organization of national and international institutes and professionals active to provide relevant information to the public; though US-based, this source is highly recommended as it provides numerous links to other organization active in public health
  • Human Rights Internet - "a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. Launched in the U.S., HRI has its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. From Ottawa, HRI communicates by phone, fax, mail and the information highway with more than 5,000 organizations and individuals around the world working for the advancement of human rights. A key objective of the organization is to support the work of the global non-governmental community in its struggle to obtain human rights for all. To this end, HRI promotes human rights education, stimulates research, encourages the sharing of information, and builds international solidarity among those committed to the principles enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights"
  • Human Rights Library - located at the University of Minnesota, this comprehensive web-site offers access to documents, reports, legislation, and reports from national and international organizations
  • Human Rights Watch - "We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all"
  • IGC - Institute for Global Communication - the progressive gateway to the web, offering access to a wide range of web-sites: Anti-RacismNet, EcoNet, PeaceNet, WomensNet
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) - "an independent, non-profit organisation which promotes sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, consensus building and public information. With a focus on issues of equity and justice, and the rights and needs of poor people, the Institute works in an interdisciplinary way, addressing the connections between economic development, the environment and human needs"; IIED also publishes one of the best journals I know Environment and Urbanization
  • London School of Economics (LSE) offers via its multidisciplinary research centre LSE Health access to policy papers and a quarterly newsletter eurohealth. A recent (Jan 2000) publication deals with "Public Health in the European Union: Making it Relevant" and is available as a PDF-file (300KB) at:

  • North-South Institute - "the only independent research institute in Canada focused on international development. The Institute conducts research on Canada's relations with developing countries and on a wide range of foreign policy issues. Established in 1976, NSI is a non-profit and non-partisan organization"
  • OneWorldNet - "to advance global development education - and to do so primarily by harnessing the powerful medium of broadcasting"
  • Peoples' Decade of Human Rights Education - "Founded in 1988, the People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates primarily women's and social justice organizations to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy"
  • Peoples' Health Assembly - "to re-establish health and equitable development as top priorities in local, national and international policy-making, with primary health care being the strategy to achieve these priorities. The Assembly aims to draw on and support people’s movements in their struggles to build long-term and sustainable solutions to health problems"
  • Third World Network - "an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes"
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • WWW Virtual Library: Public Health - a comprehensive meta-site offering access to public health resources regarding all countries of the world and 85 selected topics

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