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The SOAS in London is one of the largest research centers worldwide in the study of the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East (founded in 1916). African languages taught at the SOAS: Afrikaans, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Yoruba, Zulu. [editors ilissAfrica]
The United Evangelical Mission is an international communion of 34 churches in Africa, Asia and Germany, and the v Bodelschwingh Institutions Bethel. The UEM has regional offices in Africa (Dar-es-Salaam), Asia (Medan) and Germany (Wuppertal). The aim of the member churches of the UEM is to work together as equal partners between North-South and South-South. Priorities include diaconal work, combating HIV/Aids, working for the rights of women and children, scholarships, development co-operation, intercultural encounter and project promotion. Peace and human rights work is a specific programme priority. ... [according to site editor's information]
"IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) is part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; its services are editorially independent. IRIN's principal role is to provide news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia for the humanitarian community." Among others IRIN provides a series of humanitarian films that can be watched online or downloaded for free."Today, in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia the need for an accurate picture of events on the ground is being met by the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). IRIN, which was born out of the 1994 crisis in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, pioneered the use of e-mail and web technology to deliver and receive information to and from some of the most remote and underdeveloped places in Africa, cheaply and efficiently. Its reporting focuses on strengthening universal access to timely, strategic and non-partisan information so as to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian community to understand, respond to and avert emergencies. IRIN further supports efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation by countering misinformation and propaganda."[according to site editors`information] ... [supplemented]
AARDO is an autonomous inter-governmental organisation comprising thirty members from Africa and Asia. Its objectives are inter alia
- to explore collectively opportunities for coordination of efforts to promote welfare of the rural masses,
- to help the member countries in obtaining financial and technical assistance for rural development programmes,
- to assist in the development of organisation of farmers,
- to organise international and regional meetings,
- to initiate studies on subjects of common interest.
Regional offices are in Seoul (South Korea), Amman (Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Lusaka (Zambia) and Accra (Ghana).
Some publications are accessible online. ... [according to site editor's information and Redaktion ilissAfrica]
AALCO, originally known as the Asian Legal Consultative Committee (ALCC) was constituted in 1956. The purposes and objectives of the Organization are inter alia
* to serve as an advisory body to its Member States in the field of international law and as a forum for Asian-African co-operation in legal matters of common concern;
* to consider and deliberate on issues related to international law that may be referred to the Organization by the Member States and to make such recommendations to governments as deemed necessary.
Members are 47 countries from Asia and Africa. Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
In 2003 UNFPA and partners launched a global Campaign to end Fistula. The Campaign is working in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Arab region and involves a range of partners. It focuses on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. [according to site editor's information]