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IGOs | NGOs | Library Sites

Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Networks Thereof:  A Selection

  • CARE provides emergency assistance and development programs in small-business support, health care, nutrition, family planning, girl's education, agriculture, and the environment.
  • Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and education at the nexus of ethics and international affairs.
  • Global Policy Forum monitors global policy-making at the United Nations. Topics include the UN financial crisis, Security Council reform, social and economic policy, and events and resources.
  • Institute of World Affairs was founded in 1924 as a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization devoted to international understanding, multilateralism and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
  • Mennonite Central Committee is the relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Founded in 1920, MCC has over 700 volunteers in around 50 developing countries around the world involved in food relief, agriculture, health, and education and social services.
  • The Population Council is a nongovernmental research organization established in 1952. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices. The Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world, and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.
  • Save the Children, U.K. is Britain's leading international children's charity. Save the Children, U.K. is committed to fighting poverty and discrimination, protecting children from the fall-out of war and famine, and defending the rights of the child everywhere.
  • OneWorld US - is the United States branch of a "global information network developed to support communication media of the people, by the people and for the people"
  • Amnesty International
  • International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent
  • Union of International Associations is a clearing house for information on over 40,000 international organizations and constituencies. The site also includes information on The Yearbook of International Organizations and The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (both now available on CD-ROM).  Over 11,000 web pages are listed on this site, accessible through table.
  • Geneva International Forum is a gateway to hundreds of international institutions and their information resources.
  • InterAction, the American Council for Voluntary International Action is a coalition of over 150 US-based non-profits working to promote human dignity and development in 165 countries around the world. InterAction is the nation's leading advocate for humanitarian aid to the world's poorer countries.
  • ReliefNet offers a comprehensive listing and description of NGOs and others involved in emergency relief, disaster preparedness, development assistance, and medical assistance. Also included are links to those organizations that have their own web sites.
  • (South African) SANGO Net - is a regional electronic information and communications network for development and human rights workers.
  • United Nations Youth Association of Australia (UNYA) - is a dynamic youth organization involved with the representation and education of Australia's youth.

International Organization:  Prominent Library Sites