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  Consumers International - Home
Consumers International (CI) defends the rights of all consumers, particularly the poor and marginalised, through empowering national consumer groups and campaigning at the international level.
International experts gave speeches about the scientific and legal aspects of GMO contamination and GM-free zones, and they called for consumer action.
Consumers International (CI) is a partner in a coalition working to develop a new international General Agreement on Public Services (GAPS), to improve public services worldwide, especially for the poorest and most marginalised people.
www.consumersinternational.org   (495 words)

 International Studies Association (ISA)
Our international conferences and annual convention attract scholars from all over the world.
We cooperate with 53 international studies organizations in 32 countries, and we are a member of the International Social Science Council, and have nongovernmental consultative status with the United Nations.
International Studies Perspectives began publication in 2000 and is focused on teaching, research, and the state of the profession.
www.isanet.org   (278 words)

 CAB International
CAB International is a leading global not-for-profit organisation.
Its purpose is the generation, dissemination and use of knowledge in the applied biosciences to enhance development, human welfare and the environment.
CABI's work is carried out by its Publishing and Bioscience divisions and an international network of offices and centres.
www.cabi.org   (49 words)

 KPMG International [home]
At the recent meeting of the KPMG International Board and Council, Mike Rake was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of KPMG International, the global network of professional service firms.
This global research paper by KPMG International and CREATE aims to identify the impact of hedge-funds on key components of the investment industry.
KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative that serves as a coordinating entity for a network of independent member firms.
www.kpmg.com   (215 words)

 Internet Center for Corruption Research
A Joint Initiative of The University of Passau and Transparency International.
This index is compiled at the University of Passau on behalf of Transparency International.
Official partner for Transparency International with respect to the statistical work and the Corruption Perceptions Index is the University of Passau.
www.gwdg.de /%7Euwvw/icr.htm   (296 words)

 International Programs
International Agreements, Payments Outside the United States, and Social Security in Other Countries
This site provides information about the United States program of international Social Security agreements, about receiving your U.S. Social Security benefits outside the United States and about Social Security programs in other countries.
If you have questions about your individual claim and you are in the United States, please call or visit your local Social Security office.
www.ssa.gov /international/inter_intro.html   (244 words)

 Amnesty International USA: Take Action for Human Rights!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Amnesty International believes his arrest was in retaliation for his peaceful struggle to prevent excessive logging of forests.
Amnesty International is calling on U.S. authorities to urgently deploy adequate resources to ensure the safety of all evacuees and those who remain in need in the affected areas.
In a new study, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch argue that a sentence of life without the possibility of parole is never appropriate for youth offenders, and urge the United States to put an end to this practice.
www.amnestyusa.org   (414 words)

 International Organization for Migration (IOM) / Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The report of the Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM) has cited the central role of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the international management of migration, particularly as regards its economic and social dimensions.
Concerns including the loss of jobs, lower wages, increased welfare costs and the belief that migration is spiralling out of control, are exaggerated and fly in the face of evidence.
This workshop focuses on the role of legal frameworks and administrative infrastructures, the ingredients of effective partnerships and international cooperation, and new tools and strategies to better manage migration.
www.iom.int   (575 words)

 Liberal International
Liberal International (LI) is the world federation of liberal political parties.
Liberal International has been committed to promoting the role of women in political parties, an effort that was intensified with the in...
Liberal International discussed at its most recent Congress the thorny issue of how counter-terroris...
www.liberal-international.org   (162 words)

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The fourth meeting of the Biodiversity Liaison Group discussed options for the establishment of a "global partnership on biodiversity", which is meant to foster commitment and actions among all relevant sectors towards the achievement of the 2010 target More...
The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, with support from Botanic Gardens Conservation International - HSBC Investing in Nature Programme and the Office of Public Works, Ireland, is organising an International Conference on Plant Conservation in Dublin, Ireland, 23-25th October 2005.
The aim of the Conference is to promote and support the national implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
www.biodiv.org   (392 words)

 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
He addressed international journalists at IAEA headquarters in Vienna on the occasion of the Nobel Committee´s announcement of the Peace Prize to the IAEA and its Director General.
Fourteen kilograms of highly enriched uranium that could be used to assemble a nuclear weapon have been safely returned to the Russian Federation from the Czech Republic.
International Symposium on Trends in Radiopharmaceuticals, Vienna, Austria
www.iaea.org   (500 words)

 Welcome to Women's International Center
Many of the world's finest minds and generous souls are an integral part of WIC and will be the faculty at the Institute.
Sistership Fund: In order to ensure that young women students and girls have the opportunity to experience and meet some of the world's great role models in attendance at the annual Living Legacy Awards presentations, Sisterships are provided through this vital fund.
Educating Youth is a major mission of Women's International Center.
www.wic.org   (342 words)

alliance of members, partners and international agricultural centers that mobilizes science to benefit the poor.
Eyes on Africa - The international community has declared 2005 to be the year of Africa.
The first in a series of Africa focused events is the release of the final report of the UK led Commission for Africa, March 11.
www.cgiar.org   (161 words)

 International Forum on Globalization
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
Representing over 60 organizations in 25 countries, the International Forum on Globalization associates come together out of a shared concern that the world's corporate and political leadership is undertaking a restructuring of global politics and economics that may prove as historically significant as any event since the Industrial Revolution.
This restructuring is happening at tremendous speed, with little public disclosure of the profound consequences affecting democracy, human welfare, local economies, and the natural world.
www.ifg.org   (303 words)

 Center For Strategic & International Studies
Now is the time to convene a high-level meeting to address what the international community can do to help mitigate violence and instability in the region.
In their recent op-ed in the Financial Times, CSIS senior fellow Sarah E. Mendelson and Fiona Hill, of the Brookings Institution put forth recommendations for the international community to address the crisis in Russia’s North Caucasus region before it becomes an all-out war.
Co-authors David Heyman, director of the CSIS Homeland Security Program, and James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation, offered a series of recommendations in their report that are currently being implement by DHS to make the department a more effective instrument for preventing and responding to terrorism.
www.csis.org   (1824 words)

 ICC - The world business organization
Top international lawyers will meet in Paris later this month to discuss and adopt a wide range of new International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules and tools of vital importance for business contracts.
A seminar on arbitration of particular value to people in industry is to be held at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris on 25 October.
The International Chamber of Commerce today issued a tougher version of its Rules of Conduct to Combat Extortion and Bribery, including a stronger rejection of facilitation payments and a requirement that companies establish confidential channels for staff members to seek advice and report violations without fear of retaliation.
www.iccwbo.org   (263 words)

 International Campaign for Tibet!!
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet.
The Dalai Lama will present Holocaust survivor, writer and peace activist Elie Wiesel with the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth award during the Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to Washington DC in November.
The Dalai Lama will also present the award, which honors individuals and institutions who have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet, to correspondent Lowell Thomas Jr, one of the first Westerners to visit Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion in 1949, and President of the National Endowment for Democracy Carl Gershman.
www.savetibet.org   (395 words)

 News - Emmaüs International
A group of social organisations has decided to launch a citizen audit of the Uruguayan public debt in order to differentiate the debt “that the country has to pay back” and the loans that are “illegitimate” because of their origin or because of the way the funds were used...
Following the tragic events that occurred on the Boulevard Vincent Auriol and the Rue du Roi-Doré, and in sympathy with all the victims of inadequate housing...
The new Board of Emmaus International met at the end of April in Lisbon, Portugal.
www.emmaus-international.org   (370 words)

 International Coffee Organisation - News From The Executive Director
International Coffee Council and ICO meetings, September 2005: The International Coffee Council held its 94
It brought together around 1200 coffee growers and representatives from government, the private sector and international agencies.
Ideas put forward at the Conference will be used in discussions for the next International Coffee Agreement.
www.ico.org   (798 words)

 Amnesty International Canada
According to Amnesty International, Canada's human rights record has been seriously compromised, and significant improvements are needed.
In a new publication, five international experts discuss the achievements of Indigenous Peoples within the United Nations and the prospects for adoption of a U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary, activist movement that works impartially to prevent violations of people's fundamental rights.
www.amnesty.ca   (606 words)

 International Human Rights Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid*
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families *
Principles of international co-operation in the detection, arrest, extradition and punishment of persons guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
www.unhchr.ch /html/intlinst.htm   (1164 words)

 International Encyclopedia of Military History
With its impressive breath of coverage — both geographically and chronologically — the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history.
From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the brilliant military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multi-cultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history.
James C. Bradford is Associate Professor of History at Texas AandM University and a naval historian with an international reputation.
www.routledge-ny.com /IntlMilitaryHistory   (505 words)

 Amnesty International - Working To Protect Human Rights Worldwide
Human rights activists around the world tell their stories about violence against women in interviews with Amnesty International.
Join Amnesty International and speak out for human rights
Human beings have human rights, whatever label they are given and wherever they are.
www.amnesty.org   (299 words)

 ICC International Court of Arbitration
A wide-ranging conference on international arbitration in the context of foreign trade and investment will take place in Karachi on
The conference will also consider the recent developments in Pakistan’s arbitration legislation and their effect as they are put into practice.
International construction contracts and the resolution of disputes
www.iccwbo.org /index_court.asp   (109 words)

 Welcome to the International Institute for Sustainable Development
A pre-Hong Kong assessment of progress (or rather, lack of it) on the key issues in the Doha talks, as of September 2005.
This paper explores the various linkages that exist between trade policy and environmental health and examines the potential impact pathways by which trade policy might affect environmental health.
This new paper illustrates some methodological tools to define and measure policy coherence in multilateral environmental agreements in order to begin to address concerns among the international and national communities regarding overlap and duplication of goals and programs.
iisd1.iisd.ca   (751 words)

Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, with 184 member countries.
The 74th Interpol General Assembly took place in Berlin, Germany from 19 to 22 September, 2005.
In addition to focusing on National Central Bureaus and their role in combating international crime, including terrorism, drugs, human trafficking and financial crime, member countries were updated on the expansion and successes of Interpol’s databases, such as those on DNA, stolen travel documents and internet child abuse.
www.interpol.int   (92 words)

The International Programs Center (IPC), part of the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products.
Its work is commissioned and funded by federal agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and other governments.
International Data Base (IDB) Note: Data updated 4-26-2005 (Release notes).
www.census.gov /ipc/www   (135 words)

 IEFA - International Education Financial Aid College Scholarship Search
Our scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad.
Our mission is to promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet.
We are constantly striving to provide a resources for students so that they can learn more about international financial aid, and work towards their goal of studying in another country.
www.iefa.org   (170 words)

 MSU-CIBER - A Resource for International Business
The Center for International Business Education and Research in The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER) was designated in 1990 as a National Resource Center in international business by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Second Annual Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business Studies was held on September 16-19, 2004 at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University.
The event was organized by the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and the Academy of International Business (AIB), and was co-sponsored by 29 CIBERs (Centers of International Business Education and Research).
ciber.bus.msu.edu   (331 words)

Leonnel, Director of International Relations of Madagascar´s Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Private-Sector Development and Mr.
Mohammad Taslim, Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, shared with the board, what they saw as some of the potential impacts on their countries.
Leiv Lunde, Vice-Minister for International Development of Norway, explained his view that development partners should not be coerced into accepting strategies they don´t agree with.
www.unctad.org   (385 words)

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