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World Social Forum 2004 - Mumbai, India
World Social Forum 2004 (Mumbai, India)
"The World Social Forum is an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neoliberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society directed towards fruitful relationships among Humanking and between it and the Earth." (WSF Charter of Principles).
Photo (Indymedia India): Opening ceremony of the World Social Forum in Mumbai.
English, Spanish, French - Global Justice, India, Progressive Networks, Social Change, Solidarity, Sustainable Development - At

Websites about Developing Countries
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The Hunger Project   New
An unconventional, educational organization that empowers people in thousands of villages in developing countries to end their own chronic hunger. It was co-founded by John Denver and others in 1977.
English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, etc. - John Denver - At

American Himalayan Foundation
American Himalayan Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people and ecology of the Himalaya (Sherpas, Nepalis, Tibetans...). Founded in 1979.
Image: Students at the Khumjung School in Nepal, a project in partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust.
English - Nepal, Tibet - At

Builders Without Borders
International network of ecological builders who form partnerships with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable housing out of local materials, and to work together for a sustainable future.
English - Alternative Technology, Green Building, Sustainable Development, United States: Alternative Technology, United States: Developing Countries - At

FAO: SDdimensions
Sustainable Development Department (SD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
English, Spanish, French, Arabic - Organic Farming, Sustainable Development, United Nations - At

Agricultural Subsidies
Global Policy Forum: Agricultural Subsidies
Rich countries spend billions subsidizing their agricultural sector, leading to chronic overproduction and dumping surpluses on global markets. Poor countries demand reform of this trade practice that impoverishes small-scale farmers while enriching large agri-business. GPF's section with many related articles.
English - Agricultural Subsidies, Global Justice - At

Grain Banks and Edible Tomatoes
By Jacqueline and Roger Cousin, Allies of The Ark in Burkina Faso and France. (Article in Compass journal, November/December 1995).
English - Community of the Ark - At

InterAction - American Council for Voluntary International Action
The largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, with more than 160 members operating in every developing country.
English - NGOs and Volunteering, United States, United States: Developing Countries - At

International Service Agencies - ISA (USA)
Coalition of many humanitarian organizations (mainly in aid of the developing countries). Children, education, hunger relief, medical care, refugees, disaster relief, job creation, economic aid.
English - NGOs and Volunteering, United States: Developing Countries - At

International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)
An up-to-date search site for international volunteer and internship opportunities. IVPA is an alliance of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations based in North America, that regularly send groups or individuals to work abroad as volunteers or interns.
English - Volunteering - At

Involvement Volunteers - International Networked Volunteering Programs
Involvement Volunteering is a unique, cost-effective way to gain life experience while traveling and helping others as a real volunteer. "Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand." They include information on many countries, etc.
English, German - Australia, Germany, Volunteering - At

Médecins Sans Frontières International (Doctors Without Borders)
Large independent medical aid agency. Nobel Peace Prize 1999 in recognition of the organization's humanitarian work in many countries.
English - Humanitarian Emergencies, NGOs, Solidarity, Web Guide - At

NetAid: Online Volunteering
Online volunteer opportunities to work from your home computer, assisting non-profit organizations on the other side of the world, particularly in developing countries. At NetAid, through an online volunteering service managed by the United Nations Volunteers programme.
English - Volunteering - At

New Internationalist
New Internationalist
The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice. Monthly magazine -with online back issues- reporting on world poverty and inequality in both rich and poor nations, and debating on the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. They also produce films, books and other materials for various United Nations and related bodies concerned with world development.
English - Books, News and Media, Sustainable Development - At

Oxfam International
Oxfam International
A confederation of 12 organizations working together with 3000 local organizations in more than 100 countries, to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
English, Spanish, French - NGOs - At

Plenty International
Non-governmental alternative development and environment organization with projects in United States and developing countries. The hippie peace corps. Founded in 1974 by the celebrated community The Farm.
English - NGOs, Solidarity, Sustainable Development, United States, United States: Developing Countries, United States: Solidarity - At

Renewable Energy for Development
Renewable Energy for Development (SEI, Sweden)
Energy and technologies in the Third World. Newsletter of the Sustainable Energy Programme at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
English - Alternative Technology, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Sweden - At

Renewables for Sustainable Village Power
Renewables for Sustainable Village Power - RSVP
Renewable energy for rural villages in developing countries. International program of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA.
English - Alternative Technology, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, United States: Alternative Technology, United States: Developing Countries - At

Save the Children
Save the Children
Poverty need not be a life sentence. Health and nutrition, education, economic opportunity, emergencies. In United States and a large number of developing countries.
English - Childhood, NGOs, Solidarity, United States: Developing Countries, United States: Solidarity - At

Solar Electric Light Fund - SELF
A non-profit charitable organization that brings solar power and modern communications to rural villages in the developing world, for enhancements in health, education, and economic well-being. SELF projects are shaped by local people, and operate sustainably with respects to economic and ecological principles.
English - Solar Electric Power, United States: Alternative Technology, United States: Developing Countries - At

The Child Health Site
The Child Health Site - Help a Child in Need Lead a Healthy Life for Free
200,000 children die every week from preventable causes. Help save young lives. Please click once every day.
English - Childhood, Donate for Free - At

The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site - Give Food for Free to Hungry People in the World
24,000 die daily. Each click provides the hungry with staple food. Please click once every day.
English - Donate for Free - At

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
English, French, Spanish - Childhood, United Nations - At

United Nations Volunteers
United Nations Volunteers - For Peace and Development
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is the UN organization that supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism and by mobilizing volunteers. It is administered by UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).
English, Japanese - Peace and Cooperation, United Nations, Volunteering - At

Virtual Library
Virtual Library on International Development
Collection of links to international development-related sites and documents on the Internet. It is maintained by the International Development Information Centre (IDIC) of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
English, French - Canada - At

Volunteer Abroad
Directory for international volunteer programs around the world.
English - Volunteering - At

Volunteers For Peace
Volunteers For Peace - International Workcamps
Thousands of affordable short-term international voluntary service programs in a large number of countries, as a means of intercultural education and community service. With workcamp directory, volunteer comments, photos, links...
English - Volunteer Work Camps - At

WorkingAbroad - Taking Action for Nature & Society through Volunteering
International networking service for volunteers, workers and travelers, on volunteer projects in the humanitarian, educational, agricultural and environmental fields in over 150 countries. Volunteer organizations, volunteers and their stories, etc. (Formerly VWIS, Voluntary Work Information Service).
English - Ecology, Volunteering - At

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