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Index September 2007

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2007-09-01: ELDIS;
2007-09-02: World Prout Assembly;
2007-09-03: Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola MPLA;
2007-09-04: Council for a Community of Democracies CCD;
2007-09-05: AHRI Association of Human Rights Institutes;
2007-09-06: The NATIONAL ARCHIVES, archives.gov;
2007-09-07: EIUC European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democracy;
2007-09-08: Combat Law;
2007-09-09: British Council;
2007-09-10: Global Fund for Women;
2007-09-11: The Skyfish Project;
2007-09-12: Youth Action Centre;
2007-09-13: Action Aid India;
2007-09-14: SURGIR (arise);
2007-09-15: Dahr Jamail’s MidEast Dispatches;
2007-09-16: all Philosophy;
2007-09-17: Irati Wanti;
2007-09-18: UFER International Movement for Fraternal Union among Races and Peoples;
2007-09-19: Ba Futuru.org;
2007-09-20: WITNESS;
2007-09-21: OHRSD;
2007-09-22: control arms;
2007-09-23: IRIS Merlin, the audiovisual law information wizard;
2007-09-23: Le numéro d’urgence 118 … ;
2007-09-24: Global Education GEDUC;
2007-09-24: MIT’s Foreign Languages & Literatures EventsArchive;
2007-09-25: One laptop per child;
2007-09-26: Axis of Logic;
2007-09-27: Jatun Sacha.org;
2007-09-28: Airline Ambassadors.org;
2007-09-29: The Goi Peace Foundation;
2007-09-30: The BAYTI Association.

The BAYTI Association

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(most pages in arab (not available), quelques pages en français, and same pages in english)

Linked with Najat M’jid – Morocco, and with Interview de Madame Najat M’jid.

BAYTI, is a non-profit association recognized as a public utility institution decree Nº 2.99.38 of 21-1-99. It targets children in difficult circumstances: Street children, working children, abandonned children, juvenile delinquent and sexually exploited children. (full text).

As a mainly arab NGO, many of their pages are only in arab (not available), some few in french, comme Alerte mondiale, et Source: l’hebdo Al Ahram.org.

Since 2000, the SUEZ Foundation has supported the Bayti Association in Morocco.

The Bayti Association was created in 1995 by the pediatrician Dr. Najat M’Jid. “Bayti” means “my house” in Arabic. The association is mainly involved in helping street children and children who have been victims of sexual abuse.

Bayti seeks to give the hope of a better life to children whose only future was misery, clandestine emigration, prostitution, and other misfortunes.

With the help of a team of educators, social service specialists, medical doctors, and teachers, Bayti has established programs for these children specifically focused on social integration through schooling, individualized education workshops, and other avenues. (full text).

Une pionnière arabe:

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The Goi Peace Foundation

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(in Japanese and English)

The Goi Peace Foundation is dedicated to promoting world peace, transcending all boundaries of race, religion, or politics, with a belief that peace begins in the mind of each individual.

Events;
Peace Prayers;
Programm United Nations;
PeaceCast;
Media;
Gallery;
Sanctuary;
Contact.

About: Peace Poles are four-sided pillars with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” inscribed on each side in a different language. There are more than 200,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries, serving as constant reminders to visualize and to pray for world peace.

Peace Poles can be planted at any place that people wish to dedicate to peace, such as town squares, universities and schools, parks, gardens and houses of worship. Political leaders and heads of international organizations, such as former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Gali, and religious leaders, such as Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama, have also dedicated Peace Poles … (full text).

Airline Ambassadors.org

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Linked with Nancy Rivard – USA, with Wings of Love, and with Nishikant Waghmare – India (the Asia & Pacific Director of Airline ambassadors).

Humanitarian Aid: Airline Ambassadors missions hand-deliver humanitarian aid to children in orphanages, clinics and remote communities on 3 – 10 missions per month. In recognizing the value of family to family relationships, we encourage families to join us and “Travel to Make a Difference,” helping with global hunger, health, education, disaster relief or the environment … (more).

Startsite;
Homepage;
Volunteer Programs;
Trips/Events;
News;
Contact.

About: Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with the United Nations and recognized by the US Congress.

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Jatun Sacha.org

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(Homepage also in espanol)

Welcome – The work of Jatun Sacha /CDC-Ecuador Alliance is to Promote the conservation of forest, aquatic, and mountain ecosystems of Ecuador. Jatun Sacha does this through technical training, scientific research, environmental education, natural resource management, and community development involving structural organization with local peoples.

Homepage in english: The Jatun Sacha Foundation was established in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 1985. The foundation is a nonprofit, private Ecuadorian, non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation, investigation and management of ecologically important habitats, environmental education and community development. The principal lines of action of the organization are the conservation of eco-systems and cultural diversity through private reserves, environmental education, sustainable development projects and research that promote the improvement of the quality of life of the people living in the zones of influence of its activities.

Our reserves;
Educational Programs and Ecology Courses;
Ecuador Volunteer Programs;
Student field research and academic program;
Scout Programs;
Internship Program;
Extra Services for Vollunteers;
Community english teaching.

Contact: Oficinas, Pasaje Eugenio de Santillán N34-248 y Maurián, Urbanización Rumipamba. Tel: (5932) 2432-240/173, 3317163/3318191, Fax: 3318-156, P.O.Box 17-12-867, e-mail for info, e-mail for volunteers.

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Axis of Logic

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Finding Clarity in the 21st Century Mediaplex

Linked with Siv O’Neall – Sweden.

Presuppositions and World View: We readily confess our own set of presuppositions: Our world view consists of ideals for world peace; democracy (i.e. self-governance by the people); self-determination of all nations (people); respect for national sovereignty; noninterference in the domestic affairs of any nation by foreign governments; fair and just economic systems; responsibility for the preservation and protection of nature and compassion for ourselves and our fellow human beings.

Homepage (links to Commentaries etc.);
Fair Use Notice;
Mission Statement of Axis of Logic;
The people who do the work at Axis of Logic, By Axis of Logic Staff, May 16, 2003;

American News;
World News;
Guidelines for submission;
Send your articles/comments;
Subscribe to Ezine;
In Solidarity: with VSC (British Venezuela Solidarity Campaign); with Tlaxcala; with ‘the revoltion will not be televised‘.

About: The Editors and Website Designer of the Axis of Logic E-Zine reside in Massachusetts and Ontario. Our columnists live in 7 different countries and 5 states in the United States. Everyone working on Axis of Logic volunteers their time, skills and energy with no financial compensation for their work.

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One laptop per child

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FAQ; privat policy; (future) homepage.

One laptop per child writes: Our mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. While children are by nature eager for knowledge, many countries have insufficient resources to devote to education—sometimes less than $20 a year per child. Imagine the potential that could be unlocked by giving every child in the world the tools they need to learn, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter how little they may have.

If you’d like to donate an XO laptop today, simply click the donation button on the right, above the photo. A donation of $200 will pay for and deliver one XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, $400 will pay for and deliver two XO laptops, and so on.

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MIT’s Foreign Languages & Literatures Events Archive

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Homepage;
News;
Publications;
Contact.

Overview: The study of foreign languages and literatures provides valuable experience and a potential edge for future career development. Scientists and engineers function in a global market: they rely on primary sources published in other languages, attend international consortia, and often find themselves interacting across national, cultural, and linguistic borders. Government and industry often give preference to job applicants who are proficient in a foreign language. MIT students are encouraged to work and study abroad in conjunction with university, private and public organizations … (full text).

The Chinese Program; the Japanese Program; the French Program; the German Program; the Italian Program; the Spanish Program; the English Language Studies.

Global Education GEDUC

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GEduc (”j’éduque”), contraction de “Global/General Education”, est une organisation à but non lucratif qui travaille à placer le développement durable au centre des pratiques de l’Université. Le nom de GEduc fait référence à la mission d’éducation que doit assumer l’Université. Il s’agit en effet de transmettre une Education Générale favorisant une conscience et un savoir adapté à un développement équitable et soutenable … (texte entier sur ‘accueil‘).

Portrait;
Activités/projets;
Resources;
people;
Contact: GEDUC, 13 rue des Rois, 1204 Genève, Suisse, +41 (0) 22 321 7347.

National Forum (Switzerlad): ASSEMBLEE GENERALE 27 septembre 2006 – Renseignements ici.

Implementing the United Nations Decade (2005-2014) – Education pour un développement durable / Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung / Educazione per uno sviluppo sostenibile / Education for sustainable development.

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Le numéro d’urgence 118 …

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… il se chante et danse en rap – les pompiers professionnels font leur ‘com’. Inédit !!

Reçu par mail par une ‘pompière volontaire’, avec la consigne: ‘à diffuser sans modération’:

Publié dans la Tribune de Genève, par THIERRY MERTENAT, le 19 Septembre 2007.

Download le rap-clip (et click sur wmv ou mpg pour le voir en video).

«Non, Madame, ceci n’est pas une centrale de renseignements.» Cette petite phrase, polie mais ferme, les sapeurs-opérateurs du 118 la répètent en moyenne 20 fois par jour. Ils ne sont pas payés pour ça, surtout dans ces moments sensibles – incendie, intempéries, accident majeur – où les séquences de grande alarme se succèdent à un rythme soutenu.

La faute à qui? Aux fonctionnaires du mal nommé Office fédéral de la communication. Hier mardi, le commandant du SIS, Raymond Wicky, n’a pas mâché ses mots pour dire à la presse ce qu’il pensait de leur travail. Et notamment de la «désactivation définitive», le 31 décembre 2006, des numéros de service 111 (nationaux) et 115 (internationaux). Lesquels ont été remplacés, sans information sérieuse au public, par des numéros 18xy qui font davantage penser à d’anciens cours de génétique qu’à un annuaire citoyen.

Bref, c’est le bordel XXL et il suffit, pour s’en convaincre, de consulter l’opaque site Internet de l’OFC.

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IRIS Merlin, the audiovisual law information wizard

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Database on legal information relevant to the audiovisual sector in Europe

IRIS Merlin (homepage) covers:

  • all audiovisual media: broadcasting, film, new media;
  • all key areas: advertising, competition, consumer protection, content regulation, copyright, media concentration, tax incentives, telecommunications, … and more;
  • all key players: supranational organisations 58 countries;
  • all legal developments since 1995: legislation, court cases, administrative decisions, policy documents.

IRIS Merlin includes:

  • 4222 short descriptive articles based solely on fact;
  • with exact reference to 4816 source documents (laws, decrees, court cases, etc.);
  • and 1086 hyperlinks to the texts of the source documents.

IRIS Merlin’s website can be consulted in english, français, deutsch (click on the language inside of the homepage).

IRIS Index;
database;
newsletter;
Information sources/Network;
advanced search;
write your comments;
Contacts: EMR, Nell-Breuning-Alleee 6, 66115 SAARBRÜCKEN, GERMANY, Attorney in Law Alexander SCHEUER, Tel. +49 / (0) 681 99 275 11, Fax +49 / (0) 681 99 275 12, web of the EMR, Institut für Europäisches Medienrecht / Institut du Droit Européen des Médias / Institute of European Media Law (sorry, the EMR’s website is available only in french and german).

control arms

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also in espanol, francais, arab

Control Arms is calling for a global, legally binding Arms Trade Treaty ATT to stop weapons being used to fuel conflict, poverty and human rights abuses. Control Arms is a campaign jointly run by Amnesty International, by IANSA (international action network on small arms), and by Oxfam (international) – © Control Arms 2003 – 2006.

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Arms trade; Treaty; Resources; Events; Media; Campaigning at the UN;
3 Addresses: see on Contact.

About us: Thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the unregulated global arms trade. The Control Arms campaign, run by Amnesty International, Oxfam and IANSA is calling for a global, legally binding agreement – an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), to ease the suffering caused by irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons and munitions. (… more).  Continue Reading…

OHRSD

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Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, MAHIDOL University, Bankok

Building Human Rights and peace through active learning … Please note October 31, 2007 is the deadline for early admission. We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies (International Program) and the MA in Human Rights (International Program), at Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand … (full text).

OHRSD Graduate Programs:
- Master of Arts in Human Rights and Development (Thai Programme, only in Thai-language);
- Doctor of Philosophy in Human Rights and Peace Studies (International Program);
- Master of Arts in Human Rights (International Programme).

Training;
Salaya Campus;
Publications;
Contact.

About: OHRSD is located at Mahidol University, Bangkok. It was established in 1996 by Mahidol University with the aims of providing education and research opportunities in the area of human rights. The OHRSD runs a Graduate Program in Human Rights, leading to a Masters of Human Rights and Social Development, and a number of research and other activities. The Office also offers an International PhD course in Human Rights and Peace Studies, and a Masters of Human Rights in Thai language.

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WITNESS

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Added April 10, 2008: Linked with Videos concerning Human Rights and more.

WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.

News & Events;
Partnership;
WITNESS Training Initiatives;
Watch Videos;
Act Now;
Get Involved;
Newsletter;
Contact. WITNESS, 80 Hanson Place, 5th Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 ph: 718.783.2000 f: 718.783.1593

About:

Mission: WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

Values and Vision: We envision a just and equitable world where all individuals and communities are able to defend and uphold human rights.

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Ba Futuru.org

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Transformation Through the Arts

All links are inside of the same URL, just click on the lonks of the homepage.About: Ba Futuru, meaning “For the Future,” is a peacebuilding organization located in Timor-Leste (East Timor). The organization’s mission is to build a culture of peace and non-violence in Timor Leste (East Timor) by developing the values, skills, knowledge and wellbeing of conflict-affected, vulnerable and at-risk young people, and those who care for them. To this end, Ba Futuru engages children and youth in artistic conflict resolution and human rights activities, offers training for people working with children, and provides capacity development for government officials. (full text).

Contact:

  • Email;
  • East Timor: Ba Futuru, Rua Vila Verde, Suco Haksolok Dili, Timor-Leste, + 67 0 724 6022, + 67 0 726 2251;
  • United States: Ba Futuru, 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA;
  • Australia: Danielle Ujvari, Board President, University of Melbourne – SAGES, 221 Bouverie St, Carlton, Australia 3053, + 61 0 423 165 161.

Homepage: Ba Futuru engages children and youth in artistic, conflict resolution and human rights activities in East Timor. By facilitating healing among children afected by conflict, raising knowledge of human rights and their relevance in day-to-day living, and encouraging creative expression and co-operation, the Transformative Arts and Human Rights Education (TAHRE) program helps break the cycle of violence.

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UFER International Movement for Fraternal Union among Races and Peoples

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Linked with BASJAK’s report on Jammu and Kashmir, with Paul Beersmans – Belgium, with the Belgian Association for Solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir BASJAK, and with Professor Pandita’s Blog about Kashmir and IDPs.

Starting Page;
homepage in english;
homepage en français.

All links are on the respective homepages. Offices in Geneva, Bruxelles, New York.

ITS BASIC PRINCIPLES:

  • affirms the unity of human nature;
  • affirms the fundamental equality of all races, of all peoples, of all cultures, and works towards the advancement of a genuine international community;
  • believes in the efficacy of spiritual values to promote comprehension and collaboration among peoples; however, the Movement is non-confessional;
  • rejects every method inspired by hatred, its doctrine being a doctrine of peace in justice and love;
  • promotes the aims and objectives of the United Nations.

Mail-Contact and questions.

ACTIVITIES at the local level through various involvements in the social, medical and educational fields … (full text).

COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS.

Irati Wanti

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Linked with Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta – Australia, with UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with The Irati Wanti declaration, and with Articles for Indigenous Peoples on our blogs.

Starting page – cultural warning: Kulinma Wiya tjuta kutjupa tjutanti nyiri nyang ka ngaranyi. Ka nyura nyiri nyangatja alara nyakulan ngalturingkuku minu kuntaringkutu – Visitors to this website should be aware that if members of some Aboriginal communities see names or images of the deceased, particularly their relatives, they may be distressed.

Homepage;
news & events;
nuclear dump;
photo journal;
get involved;
links;
Contacts.

About: We are the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta, the Senior Aboriginal Women from Coober Pedy, South Australia: Ivy Makinti Stewart, Eileen Wani Wingfield, Eileen Unkari Crombie, Angelina Wonga, Emily Munyungka Austin and Myra Tjunmutja Watson. They say:

  • We are the Aboriginal women Yankunytjatjara, Antikarinya and Kokatha;
  • We know the country;
  • The poison the Government is talking about will poison the land;
  • We say “NO radioactive dump in our ngura – in our country;
  • Its strictly poison we don’t want it.

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All Philosophy

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Linked with Haris Ibrahim – Malaysia.

This website is a busy and strongly visited Forum with all-philosophical items, going from abortion, via Islam to women, through the whole abc.

You can also create your own busy item. You have to sign in. By categories seems to have some religious touch.

all today’s categories;

discussion groups;

forums;

view latest.

Dahr Jamail’s MidEast Dispatches

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Linked with Dahr Jamail – USA.
Presentation – October 17, 2007, Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.: The Center for Economic Research and Social Change and The Nation Institute present Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill Beyond the Green Zone, a talk, book launch, discussion, and book signing. (Tickets $5 at the door), at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 West 14th Street on Broadway, New York … (full invitation text).

Homepage;
Hard News;
Webblog;
Images;
Daily mosaic video;
Daily Iraq monitor;
Newsletter;
LINKS;
Contact.

Covering the Middle East: (it) provides analysis and discussion of US mainstream news in light of Dahr Jamail’s reports and photographs from the Middle East. Its intent is to identify unreported news from the Middle East and to make a broader audience aware of events there. ‘Covering the Middle East’ encourages your comments, reactions, and participation … (full text).

SURGIR (arise)

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vies perdues, vies retrouvees (lifes lost, lifes found) – in EN FR DE IT

Linked with A page full of actualities.

Contact. Fondation SURGIR, Avenue Ruchonnet 3, CH-1003 Lausanne VD, Tel : +41 21 / 311 27 31, Email.

All internal links of the WEBSITE are reached by the same external URL. Just click on the links in the left column.

Who we are: A movement which individually targets the defence and rescue of girls and women subjected to criminal traditions, martyrs in their souls and their bodies, with their children. Mutilated, prostituted, raped, rejected, burnt, lapidated, held hostage, designated victims so chosen because they are females. They can be found all over the world. Adolescents and women enslaved, girls kept illiterate and in bondage, girls sexually mutilated, women raped during wars, widows with AIDS rejected with their children, girls and women killed in the name of family honour, women assassinated for lack of dowry, etc.

Having witnessed their suffering, SURGIR wants to cry out and help them in their action, their revolt, and become the instrument of their fight.

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ActionAid India

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Latest Action (on homepage): More doctors, medicines and safe drinking water needed to contain cholera outbreak.

Government must scale up health centres to contain cholera outbreak: As a deadly cholera outbreak hits tribal areas of Orissa, ActionAid is helping to check the spread of the virus by organising health camps and awareness drives with indigenous communities in areas adjacent to those already reeling from the epidemic. (full text).

Where we work;
what we do;
taking action;
media/press releases;
donate now;
Contact.

About: ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.

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Youth Action Centre

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(français: Carrefour Jeunesse)

Linked with Severn Cullis-Suzuki – Canada, and with The Skyfish Project.

If you’re passionate, care about sustainability, love your bike, write about social justice or are just INVOLVED with the planet, then this site is for you.

What’s new;
Newsletter;
action resources;
opportunities;
Success Stories;
web links;
Contact.

About:

The Youth Engagement Program (YEP):

This website – the Youth Action Centre – is part of the Green Street’s National Youth Engagement Program (YEP). The YEP was created to link youth who had participated in a Green Street program (see below, under ‘What’s Green Street?’) with other environmental learning and action opportunities.

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The Skyfish Project

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Linked with Severn Cullis-Suzuki – Canada, and with Youth Action Centre.
… In the spring of 2002, Severn and some friends spearheaded an internet-based think-tank called The Skyfish Project. And as member of Kofi Anan�s Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the group brought their first project, a pledge called the Recognition of Responsibility to the recent UN World Summit in Johannesburg in August 2002. Their trip also was the subject of a documentary film that aired on CBC�s long running documentary series, The Nature of Things in January 2003. The African adventure was quickly followed up by a speaking tour of Japan in November, 2002. (full text).

Recognition of Responsibility: This is a statement of intent for our generation. Many nations represent a small fraction of the world’s population, but use far more than our share of the world’s energy, and emit a large percentage of the world’s carbon dioxide pollution. We are a countries with a huge ecological footprint.

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Global Fund for Women

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(Also in espanol, français, portugues, russian, arab, link on the Homepage)

Linked with Kavita Ramdas – India & USA.

The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. We advocate for and defend women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world.

Site map;
The issues;
Our work;
Press center;
blog;
Campaigns;
Contact.

About: We are part of a global women’s movement that is rooted in a commitment to justice and an appreciation of the value of women’s experience. The challenges women face vary widely across communities, cultures, religions, traditions and countries. We believe that women should have a full range of choices, and that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change. The way in which we do our work is as important as what we do. This philosophy is reflected in our flexible, respectful and responsive style of grantmaking.

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British Council

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We connect people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK to build lasting relationships around the world.

Homepage;
online service guidelines;
news;
Learning;
Teaching;
International experiences;
Youth exchange;
Connect youth international;
Contact.

About: Our purpose is to build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries and to increase appreciation of the UK’s creative ideas and achievements.

This work is driven by our strong belief in internationalism, a commitment to professionalism and an enthusiasm for creativity. These qualities, coupled with our integrity and our conviction that cultural relations can help individuals and the world community to thrive, make the British Council a good partner and a special place to work.

Combat Law

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Combat Law (a journal on human rights and law), offers you the latest on human rights issues in India. Subscribe to the magazine to access the complete website and receive regular updates. A good online journal, but:

CombatLaw.org is a subscribers-only site; you have to log in to view complete contents.

Non-subscribers, or registered users who have not logged in, will be able to see only summaries of articles, and the full contents of two articles per issue, indicated with a ‘Full Access’-icon.

Sitemap;
Writing for Combat Law;
Contact.

About: A bimonthly, Combat Law brings together diverse voices united against all forms of discrimination and exploitation in order to engage in an active, meaningful discussion and foster a climate for legal activism in pursuit of crafting a more tolerant, just, democratic and equitable world. The bimonthly provides its readers with sharp insights into some of the most pressing legal/human rights issues of our times. Our writers comprise experts, lawyers, professors and journalists, who more often are also activists, and are amongst the leaders in their fields. Though a bimonthly, Combat Law also releases special issues without adhering to the bimonthly schedule when urgent and contemporary topics require it.

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EIUC European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

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The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is a centre of education, training and research activities in European policy areas related to the promotion of human rights and democracy. The principal activities of EIUC are:

  • to ensure the continuation of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA );
  • to ensure the continuation of the EIUC EU-UN Fellowship Programme;
  • to initiate other training and research activities in the field of human rights and democratisation.

(full text).

HOME;
Internships;
Events;
Activities;
News Archive;
Library;
Gallery;
Links;
EIUC venue;
Contact.

EIUC-profile: EIUC, identified by Decision N°791/2004/EC of the European Parliament and the Council (21 April 2004) as one of the 7 European Institutions which seek “to extend and deepen knowledge of the building of Europe, or to contribute to the achievement of the common policy objectives in the field of education and training both inside and outside the Community”, is founded on a commitment to the realisation of the values enshrined in the draft European Constitution and to contribute to a shared global understanding of human rights and democracy … (full text).

The NATIONAL ARCHIVES, archives.gov

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Homepage: We have more than 10 billion paper records, 30 million photographs and close to three million maps and charts, all stored in more than 30 buildings around the country.

These historical documents are available to you in our exhibits and research rooms. Some are on this web site. Visit America’s Historical Documents

Democracy starts here: watch the 11 min. video;
the NA experience;
News;
Subject Index;
Espanol;
Contact.

About the National Archives: Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

AHRI Association of Human Rights Institutes

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AHRI is located at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, in norwegian Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter SMR of the University of Oslo.

Conferences, Seminars, Announcements
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AHRI Cooperation agreement;
Member Institutions.

COST Action A28, Human Rights, Peace and Security in EU Foreign Policy – Introduction: COST Action A28 is an EU funded international academic programme in which 16 academic institutes from 12 European countries participate. The Action has been initiated by the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) and is being coordinated by the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). The main objective of the Action is to increase and deepen knowledge on the functioning of national and international instruments devised to pursue human rights, and peace and security objectives in order to recommend modifications of the foreign policy of the European Union … (full text).

Council for a Community of Democracies CCD

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CCD is different from the many NGOs that promote democracy. We believe that an environment of cooperation among nations offers the best hope for resolving the critical problems of our age and that an organization of democracies acting in concert is a vital step in that direction. What distinguishes us is that CCD is the only nongovernmental organization in the world with an exclusive focus on the Community of Democracies. We believe that an effective way to consolidate the gains of democratic expansion is by strengthening that Community. We view this effort, which includes the creation of a Democracy Caucus in the UN, as a means toward our long-range goal – consolidating democracy globally by constructing an enduring framework enabling democracies to act in concert on the issues of concern to mankind.

Community of Democracies;
News & Analysis;
Sources & Courses;
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Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola MPLA

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Linked with Maria de Jesus Haller – Angola.

O MPLA ou Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola foi um movimento de luta pela independência de Angola de inspiração comunista e apoiado pela URSS, que se transformou num partido político após a Independência. (full long text on wikipedia).

World Prout Assembly

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Economy of the People, for the People and by the People

Linked with Harsh Dobhal – India, and with Farmers’ Cooperatives (India).

The World Prout Assembly is mainly a publishing NGO. From 9/11 /Abortion /Academic Freedom /Africa /Agriculture /Animal Rights /Asia … to Weapons of Mass Destruction /What Can We Do? /Women’s Liberation /World Government /World Prout Assembly, you’ll find a mass of articles to every one of this key words … articles meant to make you question, think, contradict, move …

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PROUT stands for PROgressive UTilization Theory. It means, the progressive utilization and rational distribution of all the earth’s natural resources. PROUT advocates another type of revolution called “nuclear revolution.” In nuclear revolution, every aspect of collective life – social, economic, political, cultural, psychic and spiritual – is completely transformed. New moral and spiritual values arise in society which provide the impetus for accelerated social progress. The old era is replaced by a new era – one collective psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in all-round development and social progress. (See on their Homepage).

ELDIS

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As the links below are no more working, find an upate of ELDIS on 31 January 2010.

Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. Eldis is core funded by Sida, Norad, SDC and DFID. (full text).

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