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Hong Kong Institute of Education HKIEd

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  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education is a publicly-funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.
  • We nurture educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware, to become agents of change in the communities that they serve. We place great emphasis on research capability – our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation, with sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment … (about 1/2).
  • HKIEd on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Students: prospectives, currents; Research; Alumni; Media; Staff; Visitors; Jobs; Links;
Address: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China;
Map; Transportations; Contacts.

About 2/2: … The Institute aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also the Asia Pacific region.  Continue Reading…

NHS Future Forum

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It seems there exist no separate website for the NHS Future Forum, but it is named and discussed on many other sites, as:

  • on Government’s Department of Health DH: About the NHS Future Forum: The NHS Future Forum is a group of clinicians, patient representatives voluntary sector representatives and others from the health field, including frontline staff, that will oversee the NHS listening exercise.  It will drive the process of engagement with staff, patients and communities over the coming weeks. The group will be chaired by Professor Steve Field, immediate past Chairman at the Royal College of GPs.
  • The Forum’s first task will be to report to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health on what they have heard on the following four themes: … (full text about NHS Future Forum).

Just now one can find on wikipedia: NHS Future Forum; Health and Social Care Bill 2011 = redirected from NHS reforms; wikipedia’s search results.

Download: Patient Involvement and Public Accountability, 27 pdf-pages, on GPonline, 13 June 2011.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges responds to Future Forum report, by HSJ News Desk, 13 JUNE, 2011.
Gov. to unveil NHS bill changes, on channel 4 news, June 14, 2011.
Ten things you need to know today

NHS Future Forum on Google News-search /how the plans have changed (on The Telegraph, June 14, 2011):  Continue Reading…

Democratic Governance

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a project of the United Nations Develoment Programme UNDP – also in spanish and french

Democratic governance is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We aim to build effective and capable states that are accountable and transparent, inclusive and responsive — from elections to participation of women and the poor … (about 1/2).

Initiatives; Learning, Innovation; Programmes; Focus Areas; MDGs; Jobs; News; Library;

About 2/2: … Globally, the Democratic Governance Group tracks governance policy, promotes knowledge networks, and contributes to shaping the global dialogue on governance.  Continue Reading…

Poverty Reduction

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a project of United Nations Develoment Programme UNDP  – also in spanish and french

As a trusted multilateral partner serving 166 developing countries around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to accelerate the progress of human development – to achieve the MDGs and to reduce poverty … (about Poverty Reduction).

Accueil Poverty ReductionAccueil UNDP;
MDGs; News; Jobs; Library; Development Dictionary; What we do /by Focus Areas, by Project;

About Poverty Reduction: … The organization invests approximately US$1 billion each year in fighting poverty and advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through:  Continue Reading…

International Humanitarian City IHC

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The global humanitarian and aid hub: International Humanitarian City (IHC) is a global humanitarian and aid hub, which aims to facilitate aid and development efforts by providing local and international humanitarian actors with facilities and services specifically designed to meet their needs … (about 1/2).

Mission and Vision; IHC Decree; Services; Members; Press; Events; Volunteering; Join us; Careers; FAQs;
Address: International Humanitarian City, P.O. Box 506030, Dubai, United Arab Emirates;

About 2/2: … An independent free zone authority created by the Government of Dubai (through the merger of Dubai Aid City and Dubai Humanitarian City), IHC consolidates Dubai as an essential link in the humanitarian value chain.  Continue Reading…

Development Co-operation Directorate DCD-DAC

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DCD-DAC is a project of the OECD, enabling effective development

  • The OECD Development Assistance Committee is a unique international forum of many of the largest funders of aid, including 24 members. The World Bank, IMF and UNDP participate as observers.
  • The DAC’s  to countries beyond its members who are making growing contributions to development co-operation.
  • The DAC became part of the OECD by Ministerial Resolution on 23 July 1961.
  • The DAC has the mandate to: … (full text about Development Assistance Committee DAC).
  • DAC on en.wikipedia.

Homepage DCD-DAC;
Gender; Poverty Reduction; Governance; Conflict; Effectivenes; Env. and Dev; News; Glossary; Statistics;
(OECD-Website: Home, Sitemap, Departement List, FACs);
Address: DCD-DAC, c/o OECD Headquarter, 2, rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France;

Development Co-operation Directorate DCD: In DCD, we contribute to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development cooperation practices and policies.  Continue Reading…

Education Resources Information Center ERIC

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Linked on our blogs with Ask ERIC, and with National Education Association NEA.

  • ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center – is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences IES of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
  • Mission: … (full text about the Program).

My ERIC; Abstract Initiative; Steering Committee; Experts; Development Process; Policy Statements; News; Thesaurus; Search;

About the ERIC Collection: ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.  Continue Reading…

Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality

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SACMEQ’s daily operational activities are managed by the SACMEQ Coordinating Centre which is staffed by the SACMEQ Director and the SACMEQ Data Processing Manager. The SACMEQ Coordinating Centre provides administrative and technical support for the SACMEQ National Research Coordinators and their Deputies. The SACMEQ Coordinating Centre also works with partners to obtain funding for the cross-national co-operative components of SACMEQ’s research and training programmes … (full text).

In news; Archive; Gallery; Research Medals; Member Countries; Minister’s meetings; Coordinators; External friends;
SACMEQ Coordinating Centre SCC.

About SACMEQ: The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) is an international non-profit developmental organisation.  Continue Reading…

Youth Resource Centre Zambia iicd

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a project of th Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development MSYCD and its National Youth Development Council NYDC – an iicd supported programme – in en, fr, es, nl and swahili

IICD employs about 32 staff, working at the headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands. Within the internationally diverse team, the working atmosphere is informal and the management encourages teamwork and mutual learning.
Are you interested in working for IICD and contributing to sustainable development and poverty alleviation? IICD seeks to complement its team on a regular basis. Vacancies are posted on this page when available … (full text Vacancies).

ICT Roundtable processes; Projects; Knowledge Sharing; Partnerships; Countries; Sectors/Items;

Accessibility; Share; News; Press; Publications; Donate;
Address: Youth Resource Centre Zambia iicd, P.O. Box 11586, 2502 AN The Hague / Raamweg 5, 2596 HL The Hague, The Netherlands;

About /Organization: IICD is a non-profit foundation that specialises in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for development. Continue Reading…

Republican Center for social adaptation of children

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social work in Uzbekistan – also in Uz and in Ru

Following sovereignty, a new system of social protection to deliver service to the population was formed in the Republic of Uzbekistan, where casework with people needing special attention and care has been developed as a priority. Under such conditions, a need appeared for highly qualified workers within the social sphere who possess knowledge and skills to work with socially vulnerable strata within the population and, accordingly, the necessity appeared for a new professional activity – that of ‘social worker’ … (english Homepage 1/2).

Re-Trainings; National Team; Academic Education; Documents; Resources; Partners: UNICEF Uzbekistan; UNIVEF CEE/CIS;
Address: The Republican center for social adaptation of children, A. Kahhar Street, 34, Tashkent, 100100, Uzbekistan; and Yellow Pages Uzbekistan;

English Homepage 2/2: … Social work as profession began to be formed in Uzbekistan in the late 1990s.   Continue Reading…

South Centre

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the South Centre is an intergovernmental policy think tank of developing countries – in english and en espanol

Science and technology and advances in knowledge have for centuries played a central role in economic and social transformation. Today, more than ever, they are set to shape the future of humankind. The challenge facing the international community as well as local communities in the new century is how to harness and direct knowledge in the service of local, national and global needs. In its Report titled the Challenge to the South, the South Commission commenting on the measures needed to address the challenges of generating and accessing innovations and knowledge observed inter alia that: … (full text about the programme).

Programmes /Overview; Issues; Blog; Publications; Media; Staff; Board; Jobs;
Address: South Centre, 17-19 chemin du Champ d’Anier, 1209 Petit Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland; – or: CP 228, 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland;

About Us /A South IGO: The South Centre (the Centre) is an intergovernmental organization IGO of developing countries established by an Intergovernmental Agreement (Treaty) which came into force on 31 July 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva.  Continue Reading…

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA

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in swedish

  • Sida is an authority under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Swedish government manages our operations and we perform the assignments we receive to achieve the targets of Sweden’s development assistance policy.
  • The government’s guidelines describe in brief how Sida should perform its work … (full text How we are governed).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
How we operate; Research Committee; Budget, Report; Countries, Regions; Jobs; Conferences; Publications; FAQs; For Partners;
Addresses (1 of 3): SIDA Headquarters, Valhallavägen 199, 105 25 Stockholm, SWEDEN;

About /Organization: Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world.  Continue Reading…

US Census Bureau

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  • Our Mission: To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy … ;
  • Our Authority: The United States Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code;
  • Our Goal: To provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.
  • … (about /what we do 1/2).

Who we are; Subjects A to Z; Caralog; Informatiuon Quality; People/Household; Data Access Tools; Publications; News; Related sites;
Address: 1): Via U.S. Postal Service (USPS): U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, USA;
2): Via private carriers (FedEx, DHL, UPS, couriers and suppliers):  U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, USA;

About /what we do 2/2: … What Data We Collect & When:   Continue Reading…

International Migration Organization IMO

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in french: Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations OIM, in spanish: Organizacion International para las Migraciones OIM. – Linked on our blogs with Desert Flower Foundation, with C’est l’ignorance qui tue – Waris Dirie revient sur son combat contre les mutilations génitales féminines MGF (same in english), with Supporting the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in the Context of Migration IOM, with Promouvoir l’Abandon des Mutilations Génitales Féminines dans le Contexte Migratoire, with Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget, and with Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation.

  • Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
  • With 132 member states, a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
  • IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people … //
  • …IOM General Information Folder in pdf … (full text about IOM).

english Homepage;
Activities; Policy, Research; Law; Partnerships; Media; Events; Bookstore; News; Left column: links to Topics and Docs;
Addresses (1 of many): International Organization for Migration IOM, Headquarters, 17, Route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland;

About Migration: Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, as more and more people are on the move today than at any other point in human history. There are now about 192 million people living outside their place of birth, which is about three per cent of the world’s population. Continue Reading…

Fédération Nationale de l’Office Central de la Coopération à l’Ecole OCCE

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L’Office Central de la Coopération à l’Ecole (OCCE) est l’organisme national qui fédère la vie et l’action pédagogique de la plupart des coopératives scolaires de l’école primaire et d’un grand nombre de foyers coopératifs de collèges et de lycées … (Nous connaitre 1/2).

Actions; Formations; Resources pédagogiques; Gérer une COOP; Publications;
Adresse: La Fédération Nationale, Office Central de la Coopération à l’Ecole – Fédération Nationale, 101 bis rue du Ranelagh, 75016 PARIS, France;

Nous connaitre 2/2 /En bref: … L’Office Central de la Coopération à l’Ecole a été créé en 1928, sous l’impulsion de membres de l’enseignement et de militants de la coopération, adultes convaincus de la nécessité d’enseigner, dès l’école, les principes et les vertus de la coopération que l’on retrouve dans le fonctionnement de l’économie sociale et solidaire.  Continue Reading…


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trusted health information for you – also in spanish

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Health Topics; Drugs, Herbs and Supplements; Videos etc.; Websurfing guide; What’s new; Newsletter; FAQs;
Address: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.  Continue Reading…

Institutional Bodies for Development Cooperation

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany, and with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting.

This Newsletter guides you to content relevant for international co-operation and economic development. Reposted from sources linked below. Feel free to circulate it to your network. Karsten Weitzenegger, Editor.

Latest Newsletter from AGEG – Karsten Weitzenegger:

Global Food Security Crisis

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also in French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish

… The extraordinary rise of global food prices in early 2008 posed a major threat to global food and nutrition security and caused a host of humanitarian, human rights, socio-economic, environmental, velopmental, political and security-related consequences. In particular, it presented challenges for low income food deficit countries, and severely affected the world’s most vulnerable. It threatened to reverse critical gains made toward reducing poverty and hunger as outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) … (background 1/2).

english Homepage;
News; Documents; Countries; Structure, functions; Events; About this portal; Links;
Address: Global Food Security Crisis, c/o IFAD‎, Via Paolo di Dono 44, 00142 Rome, Italy; Google Map;

Background: … The soaring prices stemmed from the cumulative effects of long-term trends, like the increasing demand of food due to the growing world population and a decline in agricultural investment, more immediate supply and demand dynamics, including those related to the rapidly increasing oil prices and diversions of maize to ethanol production, and responses like hoarding which exacerbated price volatility.  Continue Reading…

Kenya: National AIDS Control Council NACC

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  • About: The National AIDS Control Council was established as a corporate body under the State Corporations Act by a Presidential Order in Legal Notice No. 170 of 26th September 1999 soon after HIV/AIDS was declared a national disaster in Kenya.
  • Mission Statement: To provide policy and a strategic framework for mobilizing resources and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected in Kenya … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
National Priority Areas; Monitoring, Evaluation; Coordination, Support; Gallery; FAQs;

Mandate: To provide policy and strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and the affected in Kenya.   Continue Reading…

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry ATSDR

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also in spanish

  • Serve the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures.
  • ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances … (full text about ATSDR).

A-Z Index; Data Resources; Education; Emergency response; Calendar; Employment; Funding; Regionals; Publications; Accessibility; e-Government; CDC-FOIA;
Address: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA;

Vision, Mission, Goals, & Core Values:    Continue Reading…

UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter

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also in french and spanish – Linked with Jean Ziegler – Switzerland and its links.

  • 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. Prof. De Schutter thus succeeds to Prof. Jean Ziegler, who had been holding this mandate since 2000.
  • Under the terms of the resolution it adopted on the mandate on 26 September 2007 (A/HRC/6/L.5/Rev.1), the Special Rapporteur is expected: … (full text Special Raporteur).

Calendar; Country Missions; Areas; Team; Docs; Multimedia; Links;
Adresse: Olivier De Schutter, Rapporteur Spécial des Nations Unies pour le Droit à l’Alimentation, Collège Thomas More, Place Montesquieu 2, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique;
Contact: Fax: +32 10 47 24 03, e-mail.

Right to Food – The meaning of the right to food as a human right: The right to adequate food is recognized in specific instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Art. 24(2)(c) and 27(3)), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Art. 12(2)), or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Art. 25(f) and 28(1)).  Continue Reading…

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

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For more than 2,000 years people in many different parts of the world have forced their fellow humans into slavery. Between about 1500 and 1900, Europeans forcibly uprooted millions of people from throughout West Africa and West Central Africa and shipped them across the Atlantic in conditions of great cruelty. To refer to the Africans who were enslaved only as ’slaves’ strips them of their identity. They were, for instance, farmers, merchants, priests, soldiers, goldsmiths and musicians. They were husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. They could be Yoruba, Igbo, Akan or Kongolese … (full text History of the slave trade).

Slavery; Work; Projects; Black History Month; Visitor Infos; Exhibitions; Shopping; Highlights; Events, activities; Blog;
Links: Homepage Liverpool Museum; Federation of International Human Rights Museums; Capital Projects;
Address: International Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX, England;
Contact us.

About the museum /Our vision for the museum:  Continue Reading…

Commission for Africa

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  • The Commission for Africa was set up by Tony Blair in early 2004. The Commission had seventeen members, nine of which were from Africa, all working in their individual and personal capacities.
  • The Commission published its report “Our Common Interest” on 11 March 2005. It recognised that everyone would benefit from – and has a role in creating – a strong and prosperous Africa. It put forward a coherent package of measures to achieve this goal … (about 1/2).

Commissioners /members; News, articles; 2010 report;

About 2/2: … Many of its recommendations were taken forward by the G8 when they met in Gleneagles in July 2005 and in other major African and international commitments made in 2005.  Continue Reading…

E-MINE – Electronic Mine Information Network

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  • Mine action entails more than removing landmines from the ground. It includes actions ranging from teaching people how to protect themselves from danger in a mine-affected environment to advocating for a mine-free world.
  • Mine action is not just about landmines. In many countries, unexploded ordnance, or UXO, poses an even greater threat to people’s safety. UXO comprises bombs, mortars, grenades, missiles or other devices that fail to detonate on impact but remain volatile and can kill if touched or moved … (What is Mine Action 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
How do it; How help; Who pays; Who does it; Where; Strategy; Treaties, Law; Projects; UN doc Library;
Address: United Nations Mine Action Service, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, 380 Madison Ave., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA;

What is Mine Action 2/2: … Some of the main sources of UXO are cluster bombs.  Continue Reading…

Kenya Anti-corruption Commission KACC

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on the frontline against corruption

The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission is a public body created by the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.
The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) is headed by the Director (who is also the Chief Executive) assisted by up to four Assistant Directors. The Director and the Assistant Directors are selected by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Advisory Board and appointed by the President after vetting by Parliament … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Vision, Mission; News; Articles; How to report; Reports; Surveys;
Address: KACC, Headquarters, Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Integrity Centre, Milimani/Valley Road Junction, P.O. Box 61130-00200, Nairobi, Kenya;

History: Kenya has had an anti-corruption legislation from way back in 1956. The Prevention of Corruption Act (Cap. 65) was in operation from August 1956 to May 2003. Continue Reading…

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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in french: Commission Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples

  • The African States members of the Organisation of African Unity, parties to the present Convention entitled “African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Recalling Decision 115 (XVI) of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government at its Sixteenth Ordinary Session held in Monrovia, Liberia, from 17 to 20 July 1979 on the preparation of “a preliminary draft on an African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, providing inter alia for the establishment of bodies to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights”;
  • Considering the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity, which stipulates that “freedom, equality, justice and dignity are essential objectives for the achievement of the legitimate aspirations of the African peoples”; … (full long text AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS).

english Homepage and latest News;
Procedure; Guidelines; Decisions; Affiliate Status; About Sessions; Child Charter; Members; Observers; News; Docs /Communiques; Special Rapporteurs;
Address: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, No 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District, Western Region, P.O.Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia;
Contact online.

Mandate: In addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions:  Continue Reading…

US geological survey – USGS

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Science for a changing world

  • Mission: The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
  • Vision: USGS has become a world leader in the natural sciences thanks to our scientific excellence and responsiveness to society’s needs. (Our Mission and Vision).

Who, What, How, Budget, Working with us, Organization, News: see all on about;
Publications; Education; we on Social Medias; Hazards; Partnerships; largest earth science library /databases;
Contacts online and regional Adresses.

USGS Science Strategy: In order to respond to evolving national priorities, the USGS must periodically reflect on and optimize its strategic directions. This report is the first comprehensive science strategy since the early 1990s to critically examine our major science goals and priorities.  Continue Reading…

Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC

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Linked with Tutu, 78, to bow out of public life.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid. The conflict during this period resulted in violence and human rights abuses from all sides. No section of society escaped these abuses … (full text Homepage).

Amnesty Hearings; Special Hearings; Human Rights Violations; Media; Reparation, Rehabilitation; Report; Links;

Legal Background: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is based on the final clause of the Interim Constitution of 1993 and passed in Parliament as the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, No 34 of 1995.  Continue Reading…

Governance Assessment Portal GAP

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(Found on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter/websites of the moment, June 2010).

Too often, governance assessments end up being stand-alone exercises with little practical results, influence on reform or impact on democratization. In addition, capacity deficits, a lack of political commitment, poor coordination, low stakeholder engagement, poor institutionalization, unsustainable resources and little ownership represent pitfalls of conducting country-led governance assessments … (Evaluate country preparedness).

Homepage; Sitemap;
News; How to; Areas; Initiatives: global I.; Resources: GovTools; UNDP: global programme; Database;
no direct Contact link, go to UNDP’s Mainpage.

About: The Governance Assessment Portal aims to be a hub of information and a valuable entry-point on democratic governance assessments. It seeks to provide UNDP staff, national counterparts and the wider community of stakeholders with information on:  Continue Reading…

Dynamics of Migrant Labour

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seasonal and casual working in South Lincolnshire – Linked with A prosperous lawyer aids China’s migrant workers.

For Migrant Workers: We would like to welcome you in the UK. As you are starting a new life in the UK, it is important for you to have all kind of information which might help you in various situations. We hope you will be able to find relevant information on this website. The research carried out in South Lincolnshire revealed that migrant workers experience a range of problems associated with working in the UK … (full text For Migrant Workers).

Your Rights; Training, Courses; GMB trade union; Projects; News; Forum; Docs: links in left column of the Homepage;
Employers; Law; GLA; Health, Safety; Partners; Organizations;
Address: South Holland District Council, Council offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2XE, UK;

About the dynamics of migrant labour project: Seasonal and Casual Working in South Lincolnshire: The Dynamics of Migrant Labour.   Continue Reading…

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A platform on evaluating coordination, complementarity and coherence (3Cs) in the European Union’s development co-operation policies and operations.

The Heads of Evaluation for External Cooperation of the EU Member States and the European Commission have initiated a series of evaluation studies with a view:

  • To explore and assess the role played by the Maastricht Treaty precepts, coordination, complementarity and coherence (3Cs), in the European Union’s development co-operation policies and operations;
  • To determine how far these have been applied in practice and with what impact.

… (about 1/2).

Resource Corner; Evaluation Hub; Tools, guidelines; Networking; Studies; 3Cs; Orgs involved; Practise; News, events;
Contact: go to orgs involved and click on the country.

About 2/22: … The series of evaluations is not a goal in itself; it is expected to produce evidence, lessons and recommendations to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of European development assistance.  Continue Reading…

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment ACIA

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Linked with Arctic Council, and with Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme AMAP.

… The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum. The members are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America. IASC (international arctic science committee) is a non-governmental organization that facilitates cooperation in all aspects of arctic research in all countries engaged in arctic research and in all areas of the arctic region … (Homepage 1/2).  /

Mission; Background; Assessment Steering Committee;
Contact: Lars-Otto Reiersen.

Homepage 2/2: (ACIA is) an international project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences. Continue Reading…

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme AMAP

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Linked with Arctic Council, and with Arctic Climate Impact Assessment ACIA.

  • AMAP is an international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy AEPS, (45 pdf pages).
  • Now a programme group of the Arctic Council, AMAP’s current objective is “providing reliable and sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic environment, and providing scientific advice on actions to be taken in order to support Arctic governments in their efforts to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants” … (full text Homepage).

All pages of this website have the same URL, as: Homepage, About, Assessment results, Resources and Projects, Publications online, Meeting schedule, Search, Passwowrd area, Contacts and links.
Address: AMAP Secretariat, Strømsveien 96, P.O. Box 8100 Dep., N-0032 Oslo, Norway;

About /Introduction: The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. Continue Reading…

US aid

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Linked with Famine Early Warning Systems Network FEWS Net, with; and with US aid Partners with Swedish Development Agency.

  • … USAID’s history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration’s Point Four Program. In 1961, the Foreign Assistance Act was signed into law and USAID was created by executive order.
  • Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms … (about 1/2).
  • See also on wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
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Address: Information Center, U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. 20523-1000, USA;

About 2/2: … USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: Continue Reading…

Arctic Council

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Linked with Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme AMAP, and with Arctic Climate Impact Assessment ACIA.

The Arctic is an enormous area, sprawling over one sixth of the earths’ landmass; more than 30 million km2 and twenty-four time zones. It has a population of about four million, including over thirty different indigenous peoples and dozens of languages. The Arctic is a region of vast natural resources and a very clean environment compared with most areas of the world … (about 1/2).

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Permanent Participants (find link to each down under about);
Address: Arctic Council Secretariat, Polarmiljøsenteret, 9296 Tromsø, Norway;

About 2/2: … The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.  Continue Reading…

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence NCFV

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a project of the Public Health Agency of Canada

  • On behalf of the Government of Canada and its Family Violence Initiative (FVI), the Public Health Agency of Canada operates the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence NCFV.
  • The NCFV is Canada’s resource centre for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust.
  • NCFV resources and services are available free of charge in both English and French.
  • (NCFV Home).

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Address: National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Family Violence Prevention Unit, Public Health Agency of Canada, 200 Eglantine Driveway, (Address Locator: 1909D1), 9th Floor, Jeanne Mance Building, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0K9, Canada;

About NCFV: The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a one-stop source for information on violence and abuse within the family. It operates on behalf of the 15 partner departments, agencies and Crown corporations of the federal Family Violence Initiative. Continue Reading…

The Group of 77 at the UN

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(as many people – including myself – do not know much about, here the presentation of this group, receiving a new category).

Linked on our blogs with What happened at the summit.

Establishement: The Group of 77 (G-77) was established on 15 June 1964 by seventy-seven developing countries signatories of the “Joint Declaration of the Seventy-Seven Countries” issued at the end of the first session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD in Geneva. Continue Reading…