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  • Action Without Borders - "a global network of individuals and organizations sharing ideas, information and resources to help build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives"; claims to provide links to more than 8.000 organizations

  • Advocacy Institute (USA) - "dedicated to strengthening the capacity of public interest / social and economic justice advocates to influence and change public policy. Focusing on effective advocacy tools and lessons drawn from advocacy campaigns, AI serves the public interest / social and economic justice community through:
    • convening potential allies for relationship building, facilitated exchange, strategy development and movement building.
    • conducting skill building workshops for skills such as message development and media advocacy.
    • conducting long-term capacity building programs.
    • identifying, building the capacity of and supporting emerging public interest /social and economic justice leaders.
    • on-going counseling of alumni and other colleagues.
    • studying and disseminating learning through capacity building programs and publications.
    AI is also an "advocate for advocacy," fighting to preserve the rights of organizations to engage in advocacy and to persuade foundations and others of the fundamental importance of supporting advocacy. Founded in 1985, AI has worked with more than 2500 non-profit and non-governmental organizations"

  • American Council for Voluntary International Action - a coalition of more than 150 non-profit organizations working worldwide

  • Centre for Civil Society - based at the London School of Economics, the center "seeks to improve understanding of the set of organisations located between the market, the state and household institutions that are variously referred to as non-governmental, voluntary, non-profit, or third-sector organisations, foundations, and social enterprises. These institutions are part of a wider civil society and form a social economy of private organisations serving public purposes"

  • Conference of Nongovernmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council -
    • "assists the great variety of nongovernmental organizations in consultative status to promote their common aim of supporting the United Nations Charter
    • works on behalf of nongovernmental organizations in consultative status to develop that status and improve their relationship and cooperation with the United Nations and its various organs
    • provides a forum for nongovernmental organizations with common interests to come together to study, plan, support, and act in relation to the principles and programmes of the United Nations"

  • Directory of non-governmental organizations in official relations to WHO

  • eDemocracy International - how to utilize electronic communication to build grassroots movements

  • FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) - "In a world of plenty, hunger and malnutrition indicate violations of human rights. FIAN-FoodFirst Information and Action Network is the first international human rights organization working in the field of economic human rights as codified in international law. With its International Secretariat in Heidelberg, Germany, and national sections in three continents, FIAN fights for the fundamental human right to feed oneself"

  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

  • 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.
    • Initiate an international dialogue for students who are interested in health and human rights
    • Promote the inclusion of health and human rights issues in graduate school curricula
    • Function as a forum for promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to health and human rights that includes academic departments outside the established health professions
    • Provide assistance and outreach to schools interested in organizing and maintaining student human rights groups
    • Establish formal relationships between student groups and human rights organizations
    • Link students to professionals, organizations, and institutions concerned with health and human rights issues
    • Help students to promote human rights education in their local community
    • Provide relevant human rights learning experiences to prepare students for situations they will encounter as professionals in their fields
    • Develop a collective student voice for advocacy"

  • International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) - "set up in 1991 to provide specially designed training, consultancy and research services to organisations involved in international development and relief. Our goal is to improve NGO performance by exploring NGO policy issues and by strengthening NGO management and organisational effectiveness"

  • Internet for NGOs in Africa - "to support the Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) and Community Based Organisations (CBO), particularly in Africa. To reach this aim NGO-NET will use one main tool : the Internet to be able to: foster local, regional and international co-operation in the sector; foster information exchange among those NGOs; foster communication between those NGOs and the "North" organisations"

  • Mandat International - "The Welcome Centre for Non-Governmental Organisations and Delegations aims at encouraging the participation of non-governmental delegates at international conferences held in Geneva and creating a place of meeting and exchange between delegates of different geographical regions and working in different fields"

  • NGO-Cafe - a rich resource of non-governmental organizations, discussion groups, etc.

  • NGO Global Network - Hosted for and maintained by The Executive Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with The United Nations Department of Public Information

  • Non-governmental organizations and the UN

  • Union of International Associations (UIA) - the ultimate web-site to connect to international and national non-governmental organizations

  • UN-Department of Public Information: NGO site - "The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI) at United Nations Headquarters serves as the liaison between the Department and NGO associated with DPI. These organizations disseminate information about the UN to their constituency, thereby building knowledge of and support for the Organization at the grassroots level. Currently, close to 1,600 NGOs from all regions of the world are associated with DPI"

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