Independent Media Center
The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. It works out of an inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.

International Commission for Intervention and State Sovereignty
The independent International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty was established by the Government of Canada in September 2000 to respond to U.N. Secretary-General's challenge to the international community to find consensus on the principles of humanitarian intervention. The Commission's report, The Responsibility to Protect, is part of the response to this challenge.

Center for Civil Society Studies
The Center for Civil Society Studies of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies encourages the development and effective operation of civil society organizations. The Center carries out its work through a combination of research, training, and information-sharing both in the United States and around the world.

Common Dreams
Common Dreams is a U.S. non-profit citizens' organization committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the Internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for Internet activism.

Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
The mission of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions is to cultivate harmony between the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its other guiding institutions in order to achieve a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Its nationwide network of more than 600,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today.

United Nations' Cyber School Bus
Part of the United Nations' site, Cyber School Bus provides user-friendly information on the workings of the United Nations and provides project materials, facts, resources, quizzes, features and forthcoming events. Colourfully packed with educational activities, it is an excellent resource for teachers and students.

United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report
The Human Development Report (HDR) was first launched in 1990 with the single goal of putting people back at the centre of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy and advocacy. The goal was both massive and simple, with far-ranging implications - going beyond income to assess the level of people's long-term well-being. Follow this link to the latest report.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO was established November 16, 1945. It has its headquarters in Paris and field offices and units in different parts of the world. The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.

United Nations University
Founded in 1973, the United Nations University contributes through research and capacity-building, to find original, forward-looking solutions to the most pressing problems which concern the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University's website has been designed to give Internet users direct access to the University's research, training and dissemination activities.

World Social Forum
The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where groups and movements of civil society opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, but engaged in building a planetary society centred on the human person, come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, formulate proposals, share their experiences freely, and network for effective action.

Z Communications
A major alternative media site, Z Communications is made up of an Internet site, magazine, media institute and videos offering critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. and around the world.

The Advancement and Empowerment of Women
An excellent resource from the United Nations detailing entities, inter-governmental, and treaty bodies that deal with the advancement and empowerment of women and about international instruments on women's rights. The site provides valuable to links to U.N. Global Conferences on Women and to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Women At The Peace Table
A new book released by the UN Development Fund for Women reveals that women in all regions are challenging their exclusion and lobbying for an equal place at the peace table. The women interviewed contend that presenting these perspectives is critical to building peace that is sustainable, because in the end, local communities take the responsibility for upholding and implementing peace agreements.

Canadian Council on Social Development
Conseil Canadien de Developpement Social
Seeking to increase public participation in shaping Canada's future, the Council focuses on research and analysis of social and economic trends and their effects on the lives of Canadian children, families and communities.

Parkland Institute
Bringing together the academic and non-academic communities, the Institute publishes research and provides informed commentary on economic, social, cultural and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians.

The Hunger Project in Canada
The Hunger Project focuses its resources and activities on the human component of ending hunger, designing itself to mobilize leadership at all levels of society to confront the root causes of hunger and the threat to human development

PovertyNet: Resources and Support for People Working to Understand and Alleviate Poverty
Created by the Poverty Group in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank, the site offers valuable resources and information for anyone seeking to understand poverty, inequality and social justice.

Canadian International Development Agency
Agence canadienne de development international
CIDA delivers Canada's official development assistance programs, supporting sustainable development, fighting poverty and disease, as well as confronting other threats to human security in order to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.