United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organisation's stated mission is:
To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local
self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.
United Cities and Local Governments supports international cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programmes, networks and partnerships to build the capacity of local governments. It promotes the role of women in local decision-making, and is a gateway to relevant information on local government across the world.
Oxfam International is a confederation of 14 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. With many of the causes of poverty global in nature, the 14 affiliate members of Oxfam International believe they can achieve greater impact through their collective efforts. ... [according to site editor's information]
ENDA-TM is an international NGO based in Dakar, Senegal. Enda collaborates with grassroots groups in search of alternative development models on the basis of the experience, expectations and objectives of marginalised peoples. [according to site editor's information]
The International Peacebuilding Alliance, Interpeace, works only with local partners in divided societies to build lasting peace. It works in close partnership with the United Nations and this relationship is formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding and is carried out operationally through the UN Development Programme/Interpeace Joint Programme Unit (JPU). ... [according to site editor's information]
According to their own statement, "[t]he Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." The website offers a lot of fulltexts (a lot for free, some, like e-books, are subject to a fee), like reports, analyses and others. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The International Migration Institute (IMI) is committed to developing a long-term and forward-looking perspective on international migration. Migration is seen as part of broader processes of global change and development.
IMI has been developing its two online tools: a database of African migrations references and a directory of researchers working on African migrations:
The database of African migrations references contains over 2000 references on aspects of migration within, from, and to Africa. Includes keyword search and facility to export search results.
The directory of researchers working on African migrations provides access to IMI’s growing list of academic contacts with expertise in African migrations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The international community has long recognized that desertification is a major economic, social and environmental problem of concern to many countries in all regions of the world. In 1977, the United Nations Conference on Desertification (UNCOD) adopted a Plan of Action to Combat Desertification (PACD). Unfortunately, despite this and other efforts, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) concluded in 1991 that the problem of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas had intensified, although there were "local examples of success". ... [according to site editors' information]
Prometra is an international organization with its general objective the pro-motion and preservation of Traditional Medicine and the creation of links among cultures throughout the world. Prometra is as much an organism of cultural research, medical practice, scientific research structure works as an instrument of African integration and international relations through the rehabilitation of traditional medicine, ancient religions and universal spirituality. Having its headquarters in Dakar the Government of Senegal has granted it diplomatic status. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Some publications are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian. ... [according to site editors' information]