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  • World Trade Organization (WTO)

  • 50 years is enough - "U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice is a coalition of 205 grassroots, faith-based, policy, women's, social- and economic-justice, youth, solidarity, labor, and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)"

  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) - "founded in 1980 to promote research on economic and social issues facing Canada. The Centre monitors current developments in the economy and studies important trends that affect Canadians. Membership in the CCPA is open to individuals and organizations. Through its activities the CCPA wants to demonstrate that there are thoughtful alternatives to the limited perspective of business research institutes and many government agencies. The Centre is committed to putting forward research that reflects the concerns of women as well as men, labour as well as business, churches, cooperatives and voluntary agencies as well as governments, minorities and disadvantaged people as well as fortunate individuals"

  • Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick (UK) - "Inaugurated on 1 October 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR)--with initial baseline funding of £2.5 million for the first five years by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK--is the largest research centre dealing with the study of globalisation and regionalisation in Europe"

  • Communications for a sustainable future (CSF) - a comprehensive page providing a rich environment for studying development, environment and globalization

  • Corporate watch - "an online magazine and resource center designed to provide you--every day Internet users--activists, journalists, students, teachers and policy makers--with an array of tools that you can use to investigate and analyze corporate activity. We are committed to exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of these transnational giants"

  • Richard Eglin's WTO page

  • FOCUS on the Global South - "a program of progressive development policy research and practice, dedicated to regional and global policy analysis, micro-macro linking and advocacy work. FOCUS works with NGOs and people's organizations in Asia Pacific and other regions"

  • G8-Information Centre, University of Toronto - "founded in 1987 at the University of Toronto by Professor John Kirton and Professor Bill Graham, Co-Directors of the Centre for International Studies (CIS). The inspiration for this project took its lead from the seminal book by Professor Robert Putnam (Harvard) and Sir Nicholas Bayne (FCO), entitled, Hanging Together: Cooperation and Conflict in the Seven-Power Summits (Harvard University Press, 1987). The G8 Research Groupís original mandate was to prepare and present a full programme of public events in time for the Toronto Economic Summit in 1988. In an effort to deepen the understanding and awareness of this poorly understood system of global governance, the Research Group initiated a full-scale program of public lectures, conferences, publications, briefings and media commentary"

  • Global Exchange - "a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world"

  • Global Public Policy Project - "The United Nations Foundation is sponsoring a four-part project called "Visioning the UN." The Global Public Policy Project comprises one part of this initiative. Our purpose is to prepare a report that examines a range of global challenges and the potential contribution of global public policy networks in addressing them"

  • Global Tradewatch - "the Public Citizen division that fights for international trade and investment policies promoting government and corporate accountability, consumer health and safety, and environmental protection through research, lobbying, public education and the media. Global Trade Watch is on the cutting edge of research and advocacy in the field of international trade and investment. Public Citizen is a national consumer and environmental organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1971"

  • Global Policy Forum - "A group of citizens from several countries founded Global Policy Forum in December, 1993, to monitor global policy making at the United Nations. At a time of rapid globalization, when nation states are weakening, the founders of GPF wanted to promote a more open, accountable and democratic policy process at the global level. Seeing the UN as the most open and universal institution, they sought to make it more responsive to citizen concerns, and so to foster democracy, social justice, human rights and mutual solidarity. GPF is based in New York City and accredited to the UN"

  • Globalism and Social Policy Program (GASPP) - "a five year (1997-2002) research, advisory, education and public information programme based jointly at STAKES (National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health), Helsinki, Finland and the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Social Policy, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, England"

  • Human Development Report Office (UNDP)

  • Human Rights Web

  • Human Rights for Workers - "Human Rights for Workers analyzes and publicizes how globalization affects working men and women and how it creates the need to incorporate the human rights of workers into global rules at the national, regional, and international levels through governmental, quasi-governmental, private business, labor union, and other non-governmental channels"

  • Index on Censorship - "Index on Censorship, the bi-monthly magazine for free speech, widens the debates on freedom of expression with some of the world's best writers. Through interviews, reportage, banned literature and polemic, Index shows how free speech affects the political issues of the moment.

  • Institute of Globalization, International Economic Law and Dispute Settlement (The Netherlands) - "through interdisciplinary academic research, aims to contribute to the systematic analysis of the interaction between globalization, international economic law and the development of effective dispute settlement mechanisms. It also aims to be of service to international and national, governmental and non-governmental institutions by providing them with assistance in the areas of its expertise. The work of the Institute focuses on the enhancement of the rule of law in international economic relations and in international relations in general and thereby contributes to the development of global governance"

  • International Federation for Alternative Trade - a federation of producers and "alternative" trading organizations (ATOs). In IFAT, producers of handicrafts and food products from the developing countries come together directly with buyers and managers of ATOs as friends and partners in a spirit of mutual trust. They cast aside the traditional trading system of middlemen and create an "alternative" way of doing business that is beneficial and fair.

  • International Federation of Workers' Education Associations

  • International Forum on Globalization - "Representing 40 organizations in 19 countries, the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) participants come together out of shared cancer that the world's corporate and political leadership is undertaking s restructuring of global politics and economics that may prove as historically significant as any event since the Industrial Revolution. This restructuring is happening at tremendous speed, without full public disclosure of the profound consequences affecting democracy, communities, human welfare, local economies, and the natural world"

  • 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"

  • International Institute for Natural, Environmental and Cultural Resources Management (IIRM), New Mexico State University - "established in January of 1992. The Institute's Goal is: To assume a leading role and to work with collaborators within, and external to the University to provide assistance and support that fosters informed, participative, democratic and sustainable management of natural (humans, flora and fauna), environmental and cultural resources throughout the Americas"

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development - WTO report card - "The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) announces the release of an independent assessment of the World Trade Organization and Sustainable Development"

  • International Society for Ecological Economics - provides stimulating material and they have a listserv, so you can join their discussions

  • Justice For All Web Page

  • MAI-Not! Project - a comprehensive Canadian site critically analyzing the MAI and its impact on development, environment, public health, working conditions, etc. - rich resources
  • Multinational Monitor - "The Multinational Monitor is published monthly except bimonthly in January/February and July/August by Essential Information, Inc. The Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment. For more information on the Multinational Monitor, please send e-mail to"

  • New Economics Foundation - "The New Economics Foundation (NEF), founded in 1986, exists to 'build a just and sustainable economy with ideas and actions that put people and the environment first'. NEF challenges those who insist that there is no alternative. NEF promotes practical and creative approaches for a just and sustainable economy"

  • Oxfam - "a development, advocacy, and relief agency working to put an end to poverty world-wide. Oxfam believes that poverty is not inevitable: it can be tackled. In partnership with local groups, Oxfam works with poor people to help them help themselves"

  • People Centered Development Forum (PCDForum) - this is the organization of which David C. Korten is the President

  • Preamble Center for Public Policy (Washington D.C.) - "an independent research and public education organization based in Washington, D.C. Preamble works in partnership with a broad network of academics, policy professionals and community leaders who share our concerns about the pressing social, economic and political challenges facing the United States"

  • project underground - this site deals with the effects of the mining industry on environmental conditions of communities - scary stuff

  • Public Eye - helping you understand the threats to democracy and diversity; sponsored by Political Research Associates

  • Research Center of Globalization (Brazil) - "the objective of the Research Center of Globalization is to promote and to support debates, courses and seminars on the process of mundialization of the capital and its impacts on the most several spheres of the capitalist sociability"

  • RRojas Databank The political economy of development studies - "an academic site promoting excellence in teaching and researching economics and development, and the advancing of understanding, learning and knowledge. It has a dual purpose: a) to publish electronic versions of books, papers, notes and statistical and analytical material related to economics and development studies, and b) to facilitate easy access to major sources of academic information for development studies, and related disciplines" - this is an excellent web-site

  • Sierra Club of Canada: Common Front on the WTO

  • 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 representingly broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes"

  • Transnational Corporate Research - a rich resource of links on international treaties and multinational corporations' activities, with particular reference to environmental issues

  • UN-Organizations

  • Watching Monsanto - a grassroots initiative concerned with the growing power of the multinational corporation Monsanto which is active in agribusiness, genetechnology and other areas directly affecting public health on a global level. Some of the activities of Monsanto have frightening implications

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