This is the main site for the United Nations.
The Organization was founded in October 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is the largest autonomous agency within the United Nations system with 169 Member Nations plus Puerto Rico (Associate Member) and the EEC (Member Organization) and more than 2 000 professional staff. The Organization's 1994-95 biennial budget is set at $673.1 million and FAO-assisted projects attract more than $2 150 million per year from donor agencies and governments for investment in agricultural and rural development projects .
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is the principal organ of the General Assembly in the field of trade and development. It was established as a permanent intergovernmental body in 1964 in Geneva as a result of the first session of the Conference, with a view to accelerating economic growth and development, particularly that of the developing countries. UNCTAD discharges its mandate through: policy analysis; intergovernmental deliberations, consensus-building and negotiation; monitoring, implementation and follow-up; and technical co- operation.
UNDP promotes human development. We seek to create opportunities through which people's abilities, talents and creativity can find full expression. We aspire to a world where people can better their lives in a manner of their own choosing. We recognize that development today must safeguard the options of future generations.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, part of the system of Western international institutions developed after World War II, is a forum for monitoring economic trends in its 25 member countries, the free-market democracies of North America, Western Europe and the Pacific. The OECD is the world's largest source of comparative data on the industrial economies. It produces a wide range of publications -- country studies, comparative analyses, statistical reports.
The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.
These pages point to Internet sites regarding conflict resolution, negotiation theory, and peace studies, with specific resources for Northern Ireland and South Africa. Select one of the categories below to approach an issue.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.
The Institute for Global Communications presents the Progressive Directory-- the WWW home of the IGC Networks and your gateway to environmental and progressive resources worldwide. Enter the Progressive Directory through one of IGC's five networks: PeaceNet EcoNet ConflictNet LaborNet WomensNet
Resources for International Affairs Research and Scholarship contains a comprehensive collection of International Affairs resources on the Internet, organized by source and subfield. Content and availability of the listed resources are the sole responsibility of the providers. The International Affairs Network merely maintains links to these resources and annotates these links with information drawn from the providers.
The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) is an interdisciplinary research project that focuses on international economic competition and the development and application of advanced technologies. Founded by a group of faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982, BRIE has quickly become one of the leading intellectual voices debating government policy and business strategy in America.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-profit organization established and supported by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. IISD's mandate is to promote sustainable development in decision making within government, business and the daily lives of individuals in Canada and internationally.
The Nautilus Institute is a policy-oriented research and consulting organization that focuses on Asian-Pacific issues. Nautilus promotes international cooperation for security and ecologically sustainable development. Programs embrace both global and regional issues.
AIT offers advanced education in engineering, science, planning and management through a range of activities at levels and intensities from doctoral research to short-term training.
NetEc is a volunteer effort to improve the communication of research in Economics via electronic media. It consists of:
Regional Development Banks
The information contained in the pages that make up the IDB's World Wide Website are intended to provide users with a variety of information on the Bank, its activities, and the region that it serves. The information contained on the page About the IDB contains background information on the history of the Bank, and the $6 billion-plus annual lending program that has made the Bank the largest single source of external financing for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
The Asian Development Bank, a development finance institution consisting of 56 members, is engaged in promoting the economic and social progress of its developing member countries in the Asian and Pacific region. The Bank started functioning in 1966 with its Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by the governments of 40 countries from the region and 16 countries from outside the region.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009