Berne Declaration - A Swiss non-governmental organization with 21,000 members. Through research, public education and advocacy work, it has promoted more equitable, sustainable and democratic North-South relations since 1968.
Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) - A network to develop the foundations for a caring partnership economics formed with representatives from government, business, civil society, and academic sectors. CPS is a member of the NGO (nongovernmental organization) section of the United Nations and supports the UN Millennial Goals.
CoDevelopment Canada - Works for social change and global education in the Americas. Founded in 1985 by a group of activists who wanted to go beyond financial aid, CoDev builds partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and Latin America to foster learning, social change, and community empowerment. These partnerships educate Canadians about Latin America and allow them to directly support the region.
Conciliation Resources - A peacebuilding NGO supporting people at the heart of conflicts who are striving to find solutions. Working to improve global conflict policies, with a focus on the UK, EU and UN, and the regions in which it works.
Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) - An international non-governmental organization dedicated to investigating, documenting and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteers, and transnational criminal networks that fuel conflict around the globe.
Crisis Group - A leading source of information, analysis and policy advice on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
Defence for Children International - An independent non-governmental organisation that has been promoting and protecting children's rights on a global, regional, national and local level for over 30 years.
Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) - A non-governmental organisation which helps journalists and independent media outlets around the world defend their rights. Works directly with individual lawyers around the world, and also has partnerships with national organisations who provide legal aid to journalists.
NGO Monitor - Provides information and analysis, promotes accountability, and supports discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas.
NGO Research Guide - Database of some of the larger and more influential NGOs operating internationally. Organized by Full List of NGOs, NGOs by Geography, NGO Affiliations, NGOs Providing Statistical Data, Reference Works on NGOs, and Selected NGO Reference Resources.
Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO Network) - PNGO was established in September 1993, after the signing of the Oslo Accords, with the objective of enhancing coordination, consultation and cooperation among the different sectors of civil society. Since then PNGO has become an important component of Palestinian society and serves as an essential coordination mechanism for the NGO sector at the local, regional and international level.
Quango - Quango or qango is an acronym (variously spelt out as quasi non-governmental organisation, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation, and quasi-autonomous national government organisation) used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and elsewhere to label an organisation to which government has devolved power. In the United Kingdom the official term is "non-departmental public body" or NDPB. It describes an ostensibly non-governmental organisation performing governmental functions, often in receipt of funding or other support from government, while mainstream NGOs mostly get their donations or funds from the public and other organizations that support their cause. Numerous quangos were created from the 1980s onwards.
Social Accountability International (SAI) - A non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. It partners to advance the human rights of workers and to eliminate sweatshops by promoting ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility and social dialogue. The SA8000 standard is the central document of the work performed at SAI. It is one of the world's first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors.
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