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2010-11-01: International Foundation for Electoral Systems IFES;
2010-11-01: Network for Education and Academic Rights NEAR;
2010-11-01: Fair Trials International;
2010-11-02: Comité Contre l’Esclavage Moderne CCEM;
2010-11-02: FIAN – that is FoodFirst Information and Action Network;
2010-11-02: UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter;
2010-11-03: World Council of Churches WCC;
2010-11-04: Working Families WF / Working Families Party WFP;
2010-11-05: Stop Domestic Abuse LGBT;
2010-11-06: WSIS Forum 2011 – 16-20 May, Geneva;
2010-11-07: Hamza Foundation HF;
2010-11-08: – Connecting the Development Community;
2010-11-09: Action on Disability and Development ADD;
2010-11-10: War Child Canada;
2010-11-11: Knowledge Brokers’ Forum KBF;
2010-11-12: Digital Development Debates;
2010-11-13: Chronic Poverty Research Centre;
2010-11-14: Geneva Forum;
2010-11-15: Molinari Institute;
2010-11-16: Center for a Stateless Society C4SS;
2010-11-17: American Philosophical Association APA;
2010-11-18: Social Watch;
2010-11-19: Green Agenda;
2010-11-20: Inter-regional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations ICCDA;
2010-11-21: International Social Science Council ISSC;
2019-11-22: MORESS – Mapping of Research in European Social Sciences and Humanities;
2010-11-23: Understanding the world today;
2010-11-24: Quality of Official Development Assistance QuODA;
2010-11-25: Solar Aid;
2019-11-26: Money Party (The);
2010-11-27: Shaping Future for India SFI;
2010-11-28: Economy In;
2010-11-29: Economic Populist;
2010-11-30: Coalition for a Prosperous America CPA.

Coalition for a Prosperous America CPA

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… The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is working for a new and positive U.S. trade policy that delivers prosperity and security to America, its citizens, farms, factories and working people. We are an unrivaled coalition of manufacturing, agricultural, worker, consumer and citizen interests working together to re-build an America for ourselves, our children and our grand-children. We believe America can provide good jobs for workers, affordable goods for consumers, opportunity for farms and manufacturers and a clean environment without compromising our national sovereignty and security. We are committed to achieving this outcome … (about 1/2 /Mission).

Issues; State Chapters; Events; Library; Our Blog: Trade; Media; Join;
Address: Coalition for a Prosperous America CPA, 615 Boardman Street, Sheffield, MA 01257, USA;
Contact: Sara Haimowitz, Development Coordinator, t: 413.854.2580, f: 413.895.5355

About 2/2 /The Trade Problem: America’s trade policies have caused grave harm to our country’s economy, security and people. Continue Reading…

Economic Populist

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Linked on our blogs with The Pain Avoidance Era Ends.

The Economic Populist is a Community Blog and Forum. Leave your partisanship at the door, bring your shrinking middle class paycheck and let’s discuss real trade, economic, budget, fiscal, tax, labor and immigration policy that is in our interests and the United States National Interest. (About).

Forums; Reads; Video; Comics;
Contact online.



  • Into the Eye of the Storm: Assessing the Evidence on Science and Engineering Education, Quality, and Workforce Demand (Research Report) – Continue Reading…

Economy In

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Linked on our blogs with Imported Drugs Lack Necessary Oversight.

  • is an organization dedicated to educating legislators and the American public on the destruction of our country’s industrial base, the impact this has on national and economic security, and how it effects our standard of living. We publish critical but overlooked facts and figures, keeping our readers up-to-date with daily articles regarding the U.S. economy.
  • We compare what led to American industrial and economic world leadership with current policies and the present crippling of our industries. We then objectively extrapolate the near-term outlook and risks for our country, businesses and individuals. When possible we offer solutions to our weakening economic condition.
  • Out of concern for America’s deteriorating economic condition, the Concerned Citizens responsible for donate their expertise and time … (full text About /who we are).

Mission; Primary Concerns; We believe; Economic Statistics; Issues; News; Videos; Get involved; Donate; Links; (in french);
Staff, Contributors and their Contacts.

Solutions /Major Economic Concerns Facing the United States:   Continue Reading…

Provider’s statistics of our blogs

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Statistics for all our blogs on, November 28, 2010:

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Month……..Daily Avg…………………………………………….Monthly Totals
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Sep 2010…34424……29031…13438….4294….60523……29049103….128843…..403168…..870959….1032727
Aug 2010…33172……28327…11870….5148..140627……35235920….159590…..367979…..878141….1028359
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Feb 2010….52828……45473..15180…5052….96179……36219864…..141469…..425066…1273250…1479197
Jan 2010….64856……56826..16519….5218…111776…..47490949…..161775…..512091…1761607…2010554
Dec 2009…26199……22020….9998….3779….47082……20718669…..117169….309942…..682649…..812189

(sorry, the nice frame appearing automatically, as shown in our Web Statistics of September 2nd, 2010, is no more functionning. Provider writes he can do nothing, and I cannot handle this software).

Shaping Future for India SFI

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We Indians and our Media are proud to tell statistics about us…

  • That 38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
  • 12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
  • 36% of NASA employees are Indians.
  • 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians … //

…  Take a step back and if you genuinely ask the above Indians/or Any other country citizens to come back and work in India … Do you think will they be proud to come and work? Does India provide such better opportunity? Well I hope to see FUTURE of INDIA that way … (full text Homepage).

Election: Process, Parties, Qualification, Ministers’ Council, Lok Sabha;
Policies: Reservation, Women’s Rights, Education; Archive; Blog; Videos;
Contact online /your Thoughts and Questions.

About SFI /Vision: Shaping Future for India, is building on the movement for a new kind of politics and a better future for our country.  Continue Reading…

Money Party (The)

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we are nothing to them

… The mainstream media have been virtually silent about the issue of election fraud. The Democratic Party, the principle victim of the fraud (apart, that is, from the American voters), won’t touch the issue, Instead, the issue has been kept alive through the internet and the independent and self-financed efforts of a few determined individuals and citizen-based organizations. And now, startling new evidence has been published, not in the US but in New Zealand, offering further proof that the 2004 Presidential Election was stolen … (full text Election Fraud).

Chronologically by Michael Collins; The Money Party Series;
Categories, RSS, recent videos, blogroll, calendar: right column;
Contact: not found, but you can comment each article.

About: The Money Party is a small group of enterprises and individuals who have most of the money in this country.   Continue Reading…

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Lié sur nos blogs avec 2010-11-20: Bruxelles: Les plantes médicinales bientôt interdites dans l’UE? Signez la petition.

  • Nous ne vendons pas, nous ne louons pas, nous ne prêtons pas les informations des signataires à des tiers.
  • Pour effacer ou modifier vos données personnelles Contactez nous en nous expliquant clairement votre demande.
  • Le site est référencé par les moteurs de recherche. Pour que votre nom ne se trouve pas dans les moteurs de recherche, les noms de famille ne sont pas affichés.
  • … (texte entier Vie privée).

Créer une pétition; Toutes les pétitions, sur 15 pages; Pétitions actuelles; Autres pages /Se connecter /Rechercher: colonne de gauche;

Spécialement: Non à la suppression des plantes médicinales;   Continue Reading…

Solar Aid

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Two of the biggest threats facing humanity today are climate change and global poverty. SolarAid helps to combat both by bringing clean, renewable power to the poorest people in the world … (about 1/2).

News; Videos; Projects; Microsolar, Our History; Jobs; Support;
Address: SolarAid, Unit 2, Third Floor, Pride Court, 80-82 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PF, UK;

About 2/2: … Power to the people: SolarAid works in rural areas across East and Southern Africa; installing solar on schools, community centres and clinics. This is known as macrosolar. Continue Reading…

Quality of Official Development Assistance QuODA

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, and with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany. Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter.

Downloads: Report, 10/05/2010; Data: click on internal link (above left of the Homepage).
Address: c/o Center for Global Development CGD, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Third Floor, Washington DC 20036, USA;
Contact QuODA: c/o CGD.

Homepage /What is QuODA 2/2: … Aid quality is assessed using 30 indicators grouped in four dimensions that reflect the international consensus of what constitutes high-quality aid:

  • Maximizing Efficiency
  • Fostering Institutions
  • Reducing Burden
  • Transparency and Learning

Rankings can be viewed in separate indices and in the Quality of Aid Diamond, which makes it possible to quickly compare countries and agencies across all four dimensions. The authors hope that QuODA will be a catalyst for lively debates and, more importantly, for substantial improvements in how aid is provided.

Understanding the world today

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A web site of The Global Social Change Research Project

  • This project was created by Gene Shackman, Applied Sociologist.
  • The social change site is an ICAAP supported site.
  • Goal: Bring together knowledge of our social, political and economic world. Where we are, how we got here, and where we are going. A solid understanding of the world is the first step for improving living conditions of all people throughout the world. (Homepage).

What’s new; Reports; Basic Guides; Data Sets; Free Data; Presentations; Theories; Research; Progress; Critical Topics; Free resources /Methods;

How societies change over time /Introduction: This project examines the ways in which societies change over time.  Continue Reading…

MORESS – Mapping of Research in European Social Sciences and Humanities

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The project MORESS (”Mapping of Research in European Social Sciences and Humanities”) is an important contribution to the endeavour to establish a European Research Area in the social sciences and humanities. It has been conceived, organized and coordinated by the European University Association EUA with the aim to improve access to information on research in social sciences and humanities. Through bringing together multiple sources of information in Europe into an integrated structure, MORESS aims to provide useful tools for interested researchers and decision-makers, and to enhance the future quality of European research. (full text Homepage).

European Databases; Partners;
Addresses: MORESS, c/o EUA-European University Association, Rue d’Egmont 13, 1000 Brussels, Belgium;
or: MORESS, c/o Social Science Information Centre (IZ), Lennestr. 30, 53113 Bonn, Germany;

MORESS the project: The project MORESS (”Mapping of Research in European Social Sciences and Humanities”) is an important contribution to the endeavour to establish a European Research Area in the social sciences and humanities. Continue Reading…

International Social Science Council ISSC

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Conseil International des Sciences Sociales CISS

  • The social and behavioural sciences are those disciplines that develop and test models and interpretations of individuals and society in order to explain how humans behave and change in interaction with each other and with the natural world.
  • The mission of the ISSC is to advance the social sciences – their quality, novelty and utility – in all parts of the world.
  • The ISSC works: … (full text Mission).

Governance; Activities; Resources; Report; Calendar; Membership; Internship; Forum; Partners; Links;
Address: ISSC/CISS, UNESCO House, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France;

About ISSC: The International Social Science Council ( ISSC ) is an international non-profit-making scientific organisation with headquarters at UNESCO House in Paris. It is the primary international body representing the social and behavioural sciences at a global level. Continue Reading…

Inter-regional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations ICCDA

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  • ICCDA aims at encouraging and faciliating international cooperation in the fields of research, education and communciation by creating concrete inter-reginal cooperation between institutes and working groups, discussing issues of interest to all member associations, establishing links between ICCDA associations and international organisations. It develops South-South and North-South collaboration through its network.
  • ICCDA members … (full text about).

News; Working Groups;
Address: Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement / The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Rue de Lausanne 132, P.O. Box 136, CH – 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland;

Programme EXEMPLE (2010/02) – Launch of Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme (by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies IHEID):  Continue Reading…

Green Agenda

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  • The environmental movement has been described as the largest and most influential social phenomenon in modern history. From relative obscurity just a few decades ago it has spawned thousands of organisations and claims millions of committed activists. Reading the newspaper today it is hard to imagine a time when global warming, resource depletion, environmental catastrophes and ’saving the planet’ were barely mentioned. They now rank among the top priorities on the social, political and economic global agenda.
  • Environmental awareness is considered to be the mark of any good honest decent citizen … (Global Revolution).

Turning Point; Global Revolution; Great Shift; Earth Charter; Sustainable Development; Gaia Hypothesis; Carbon Currency; New Economy; LinksWatchman’s Post;

Global Consciousness: In my previous article, the Green Web, I discussed various organizations that have been directly founded by Club of Rome members. Continue Reading…

Social Watch

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poverty and gender situation in the world – also in french and spanish

“Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations in the struggle to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to end all forms of discrimination and racism, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. We are committed to peace, social, economic, environment and gender justice, and we emphasize the right of all people not to be poor … (about 1/2).

Panel; Press releases; MDGs; Bridging Chasm; Financial Crisis; Statement; History; Social Watch Report 2010 online;
Main Address: Social Watch, 18 de Julio 1077/902, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay;
Regional Addresses with Contacts: see for each country on NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfilment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty. Continue Reading…

American Philosophical Association APA

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University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • The American Philosophical Association was founded in 1900 to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline … (APA’s History 1/2).
  • … is the main professional organization for philosophers in the United States. Founded in 1900, its mission is to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline … (full long text on wikipedia).

APA CommitteesAd Hoc Committee’s reportMembership; Member Services; Guide;
Meetings /Divisions: Eastern Div./Index; Central Div./Index; Pacific Div./Index,
Address: National Office Information, The American Philosophical Association APA, University of Delaware, 31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE  19716-4797, USA;

APA’s History 2/2: … Having grown from a few hundred members to over 10,000, the American Philosophical Association is one of the largest philosophical societies in the world and the only American philosophical society not devoted to a particular school or philosophical approach. Continue Reading…

Center for a Stateless Society C4SS

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building awareness of the market anarchist alternative – Linked on our blogs with Citizens United — Is the Gas Pedal Stuck? and with Molinari Institute.

  • The Center for a Stateless Society is a project of the Molinari Institute USA and dedicated to building public awareness of, and support for, market anarchism. We provide news commentary, related analysis and original research from our unique perspective, serving as a market anarchist media center …
  • Staff: … (full text about the Center).

Press; Stateless University; Philosophy Quiz; Partner: Molinari, Belgium; FAQs; Support;
Contacts: General inquiries about this web site, or for Media inquiries.

About Market Anarchism /see also on Molinari Insitute, USA: Market Anarchism is the doctrine that the legislative, adjudicative, and protective functions unjustly and inefficiently monopolised by the coercive State should be entirely turned over to the voluntary, consensual forces of market society. Continue Reading…

Molinari Institute

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english Homepage;
Anti Copyright; Dissent (Radical Library); News; Industrial Radical; Discussion Groups; Get Involved; Donate / Shop;
Address /Contact: Molinari Institute, 402 Martin Avenue, Auburn, AL 3683,| USA.

About Market Anarchism 2/2: … As Thomas Paine wrote in The Rights of Man (1792): Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It has its origin in the principles of society and the natural constitution of man.  Continue Reading…

Geneva Forum

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Building Peace and Security Partnerships – in english and french

Linked on these blogs with Conference on Disarmament CD – 3 and 13 December 2010;

All pages of this website have the same URL. Click on the links in the left column, as: in English, in French, About Us, Partners, Donors, Activities, Resources, Calendar, Media Guide, Vacancies, Internships, Contacts.

Address and map: The Geneva Forum, Pavillon Rigot, Avenue de la Paix 11a, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

Homepage 2/2: … The work of the Geneva Forum comprises three main tracks:  Continue Reading…

Chronic Poverty Research Centre

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, and with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany. Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter.

CPRC is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs established in 2000 with initial funding from the UK’s Department for International Development DFID. Many organisations work to address poverty issues, but what distinguishes CPRC is its focus on persistent or chronic poverty. The program is currently on its Phase 3 stage, where important work on thematic research, policy analysis and policy engagement are carried out … (about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
News; Blog; Research Themes; Chronic Poverty Reports; Gender Report; 2010 Conference; Partners; Links;
Address: CPRC, c/o Institute for Development Policy and Management, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Humanities Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK;

About /CPRC’s agenda: Well over a billion people – about a fifth of the world’s population – live in absolute poverty. Continue Reading…

Digital Development Debates

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Digital Development Debates is published by Inwent, Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH / Capacity Building International, Germany. Each issue focuses on a prevailing topic from the development policy sector. Our authors – all experts from their respective fields – explore different facets of this central topic in their contributions … (about 1/2).

Homepage/Debates; Sitemap;
Biodiversity; Introduction; Editorial Sept. 2010 /Ute Lange; More projects by Inwent:  University Capacity Building Program UCBP, Ethiopia; Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini /RMP Knowledge of Excellence Center; ECBCHECK, Quality Label for Capacity Building in e-learning, also called OPEN ECBcheck)
Address /Imprint: c/o Inwent Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany;

About 2/2: … Digital Development Debates takes a two-tiered approach: We offer short journalistic articles aimed at interested laypeople, and more in-depth technical articles that provide well-founded and detailed information.

Digital Development Debates is an interdisciplinary format that takes advantage of every interactive opportunity: we want to encourage conversation between readers and authors. Our goal is to create a lively platform where experts, journalists, students, business people and other interested parties can continue to expand the existing pool of information and with room for debate – as the name Digital Development Debates promises.

Find Inwent on this blog.

Knowledge Brokers’ Forum KBF

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, and with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany. Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter.
Linked also with Analysis of the In-Depth Interviews in Kenya.

The Knowledge Brokers’ Forum (KBF) is a collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination on knowledge brokering (KB) and the role of intermediaries in international development. Our aim is to foster a global community of peers interested in KB from a diversity of sectors and practices, consolidate information and resources on intermediaries and help promote experiences and refine practices in knowledge brokering and knowledge translation (KT) … (about 1/2).

Blogs; Resources; IDS; FAQs; Links;

About 2/2 … /What can you do on KBF?  Continue Reading…

War Child Canada

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also in french – Linked with A week in Kabul.

  • MISSION: War Child works with children all over the world to reduce poverty, to provide education and to defend their rights. We work tirelessly to help children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict, providing them with the means to build a brighter future.
  • VISION: A world where no child knows war.
  • … (full text about).

Programs; News; Features; Press; Get involved; FAQ; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 3): War Child Canada and War Child USA, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada;

Report 2009 /What you need to know – What is War Child: Continue Reading…

Action on Disability and Development ADD

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ADD International is a UK-based development agency working as an ally to the disability movements in Africa and Asia. ADD works from a human rights perspective and since 1985 has played a key role in facilitating disabled people to come together to make decisions about their own lives and to campaign for their rights; basic rights that most people take for granted such as family life, means of earning a living, education, basic healthcare and respect from other members of the community … (who we are 1/2).

How; Where; News; Help; Jobs; History; FAQs; Links;
Addresse: ADD International, Vallis House, 57 Vallis Road, Frome,  Somerset, BA11 3EG, UK;

Who we are 2/2: … ADD works in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia with disabled people’s organisations ranging from small village groups to large national federations.  Continue Reading… – Connecting the Development Community

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, and with Karsten Weitzenegger – Germany. Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter. is a growing online community for development practitioners. This interactive platform was set up by EuropeAid to enhance knowledge through the exchange of practices on effective international cooperation. provides an open forum for all commission staff, partner countries, other donors, researchers and civil society representatives to share ideas and expertise … (about 1/2).

Topics; People; Groups; The Magazine; FAQs; Join; Partner EuropeAid;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … was originally set up to support a comprehensive reform, called the Backbone Strategy on “Reforming Technical Cooperation (TC) and Project Implementation Units (PIU)”, launched in July 2008. The platform has since expanded to incorporate a host of topic areas relevant to the development community.  Continue Reading…

Hamza Foundation HF

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welfare hospital and blood services

  • … Thus from today the organization will be known as “Hamza Foundation”.
  • Hamza Foundation aims to provide Blood Services to the Thalassaemia patients, the ones who have no or less ability to generate blood in a natural way. The organization will not only provide safe blood to the Thalassaemia patients but also trigger a campaign to aware the population about the deadly disease. Not only the Thalassaemia but also any other disease related to the genetic or blood disorders will be treated by the organization on humanitarian basis free of charge and without any material greed. All we want to have a healthy society and smiling faces around us … (full text Chairman’s Message).

Activities; Projects; Services; Thalassemia; What’s new; Join;
Address: Hamza Foundation HF, Mr. Ijaz Ali, 2-A Park Avenue, University Town Peshawar NWFP Pakisntan, Peshawar, NWFP, 25000, Pakistan;

About us /WHAT WE DO: Hamza Foundation Welfare Hospital and Blood Services is a Charitable organization, runs through public Charity, Zakat, Sadaqat, qurbani hides and Donations of kind hearted people of the society.  Continue Reading…

WSIS Forum 2011 – 16-20 May, Geneva

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Remote Participation will be an integral feature of the WSIS Forum 2011. Building on the success of WSIS Forum 2010, the WSIS Organizers are working towards integrating the most user friendly and widely used tools for encouraging remote participation. During WSIS Forum 2010 the following tools were used successfully and were widely appreciated: … (full text remote participation).

Forum’s Homepage;
News Room; WSIS flash; Open Consultations: Venue; Thematics; See also: About; .
Address: International Telecommunication Union ITU, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland;

Consolidation of Views and Analysis: In order to ensure the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2011, the organizers i.e. ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP announced an open consultation process on the Venue for the WSIS Forum 2011.   Continue Reading…

Stop Domestic Abuse LGBT

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Scotland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Domestic Abuse Project

  • This website is for service providers who work with people who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, domestic abuse. It has information specific to the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.
  • This website is part of a project to work on LGBT domestic abuse in Scotland, hosted by LGBT Youth Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government. The project is focused on working with service providers, initially through development of this website. A training package for service providers on LGBT domestic abuse has also been developed and is being provided across Scotland, the project will also raise awareness of the existence of domestic abuse within the LGBT community. More information on the project can be found in the About the Project section. (Homepage).

Campaign; Info; Children, young people; Newsletter; Signposts, Resources; Support;
Contact online.

About LGTB: The LGBT Domestic Abuse Project has been funded by the Scottish Government as a project working on LGBT Domestic Abuse.  Continue Reading…

Working Families WF – Working Families Party WFP

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Linked with There Is a Progressive Alternative for NY Voters.

  • The Working Families Party is fighting for a more just world.
  • One where the economy works for everyone. One where politicians are held accountable to working people, instead of big-money backers. One where all of us, no matter where we come from, can find a good job, get healthcare when we need it, afford a home, send our kids to good schools, and have a secure retirement.
  • We’re fighting to bring back the American Dream, and we want you to join us … (full text Issues).
  • Also on wikipedia.

Secret to Success; Elections; Take Action; Register to vote; Join; Jobs; Support us;
Address: Working Families Party, 2 Nevins Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA;

About: The Working Families Party (WFP) is New York’s liveliest and most progressive political party. Formed by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together build a society that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected.  Continue Reading…

World Council of Churches WCC

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a worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service – in several languages – Linked with International Muslim-Christian Consultation Transforming Communities.

  • At its founding assembly In 1948, WCC member churches understood that the new Council was not a church above them, certainly not the church universal or incipient “world church”. They understood it to be an instrument whereby the churches bear witness together in their common allegiance to Jesus Christ, search for that unity which Christ wills for his one and only church, and co-operate in matters which require common statements and actions … (full text Self Understanding and Vision).
  • Introduction Brochure, 8 pages;

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Who; Member Churches; Programmes; first 60 years; Communication; Annual Review; Background; FAQs;
Address: WCC, P.O. Box 2100, CH-1211 Geneva 2 /or: 150 Route de Ferney, Grand-Saconnex/Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact: Tel: (+41 22) 791 6111, Fax: (+41 22) 791 0361

History: The historical roots of the World Council of Churches are found in student and lay movements of the 19th century, the 1910 Edinburgh world missionary conference, and a 1920 encyclical from the (Orthodox) Synod of Constantinople suggesting a “fellowship of churches” similar to the League of Nations. Continue Reading…

I am again out for longer divings

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… and I will put you one Civil Society or project per day

.IMG_1743 korrigiert 30p.

Picture by Suntorn Suntornrat, Dive Instructor in Bang Tao, Phuket, Thailand.

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…

FIAN – that is FoodFirst Information and Action Network

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Linked with Jean Ziegler – Switzerland and its links.

FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to food for more than 20 years. FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. FIAN is a not-for-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation and has consultative status to the United Nations … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Who; What; News; Programs (rights); Cases; Resources; Urgent actions; Publications; Annual report; Get involved; World-Wide;
RTFN Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2009;
Address: FIAN International e.V., Willy-Brandt-Platz 5, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany;

About 2/2: … FIAN’s mission is to expose violations of people’s right to food wherever they may occur. We stand up against unjust and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. Continue Reading…

Comité Contre l’Esclavage Moderne CCEM

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in french only

  • Par millions. A nos portes ou à l’autre bout du monde, des esclaves travaillent et suent et souffrent. En silence et dans l’indifférence. Des esclaves ont peut-être cousu les chaussures que vous portez ou tissé le tapis que vous foulez. Des enfants sans enfance fabriquent les jouets de nos enfants. Bien sûr, les esclaves ne sont jamais payés.
  • La France, comme tous les pays riches, n’est pas épargnée par ce fléau … (texte entier CCEM 1/2).

Actions; Soutiens; Actualité juridique; Traite humains; Adhérer; Docs esclaves; Publications; e-lettre; Partenaires; Commerce éthique;

CCEM 2/2: … Pourtant vous ne serez probablement jamais confronté à l’esclavage car il se dissimule derrière des façades cossues ou des pavillons anodins. Continue Reading…

Fair Trials International

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Fair Trials International (FTI) works for fair trials according to international standards of justice and defends the rights of those facing charges in a country other than their own … (about 1/2).

News; Cases; Campaigns; Networks; Need Help? Membership; Support us;
Address: Fair Trials International, 3rd Floor, 59 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AQ,UK;

About 2/2: … FTI pursues its mission by providing individual legal assistance through its expert casework practice. It also addresses the root causes of injustice through broader research and campaigning and builds local legal capacity through targeted training, mentoring and network activities.  Continue Reading…

Network for Education and Academic Rights NEAR

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Linked with Council for Assisting Refugee Academics CARA.

Academic and educational rights are most frequently abused at the hand of repressive regimes, often during times of political instability. Academics, educators, students and unionists can face curtailment of their research activities, detention or in the most extreme cases, even murder. Infringements of this kind demand worldwide publicity and immediate action. Through its website, NEAR brings international attention to violations of academic freedom and educational rights … (full text Campaigns).

Alerts, Archive; Members; Workshops; Research, articles; Newsletters;
Address: , London South Bank University, 90 London Road, SE1 6LN, UK;
Contact: Phone +44 (0)207 902 7700, Fax: +44 (0)207 021 0881, e-mail.

About NEAR: The Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) is a membership-based, non-governmental organisation which facilitates international collaboration … Continue Reading…

International Foundation for Electoral Systems IFES

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… Through its program on Political Finance and Public Ethics and with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund, IFES is assembling a coalition of researchers, experts, anti-corruption activists, and practitioners in the field of political finance to develop a set of global standards that clarify and define article 7 (3), both within the context of the Convention and the emerging set of global best-practices … (full text  Global Standards).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Library/Resources; Election Guide; Divisions, Projects; Topics; Countries; Experts; Events; Donate;
Address: IFES, 1850 K Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006, USA;

About Us /Overview: Political finance accountability and reform has emerged as a new area of democracy development programming by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), political reformers, academics, and bilateral assistance agencies that have traditionally assisted or funded elections and political process programming.  Continue Reading…