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International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs)

A. General sites

  • IGC Institute for Global Communications links to six progressive networks
  • NGO Cafe Links, bibliography, practical information (by Hari Srinivas, Tokyo)
  • UIA/data Union of International Associations online organizational information
  • UMN/HR University of Minnesota Human Rights Library links and documents
  • UN-DPI Directory of NGOs associated with UN Department of Public Information
  • UN-ESA UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs NGO Connection
  • UNESCO NGO's maintaining official relations with UNESCO
  • UN-NGO UN partners in civil society by issue area

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B. Selected NGO sites by issue area


  • AWID Association for Women in Development
  • ENDA Environmental Development Action in the Third World
  • SID Society for International Development
  • TWN Third World Network

Education, arts

  • AIESEC AIESEC organization for student exchange
  • AMI Association Montessori International
  • IAU International Association of Universities
  • ICOM International Council of Museums


  • EarthAction EarthAction
  • Earth Council Earth Council
  • FOE Friends of the Earth
  • GCI Green Cross International
  • Greenpeace Greenpeace International
  • RA Rainforest Alliance
  • WWF Worldwide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund)

Industry, trade

  • IATA International Air Transport Association
  • ICC International Chamber of Commerce
  • ICS International Chamber of Shipping
  • IHRA International Hotel & Restaurant Association
  • IMF links IMF links to economic, commodity, and development organizations

Justice, rights, welfare

  • AHR Asian Human Rights Commission
  • AI Amnesty International
  • ASI Anti-Slavery International
  • CARE Co-operative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
  • DCI Defence for Children International
  • DPI Disabled Peoples' International
  • GAWH Global Alliance for Women's Health
  • HRW Human Rights Watch
  • ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • MSF Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Labor, professional

  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • IFBPW International Federation of Business and Professional Women
  • WCL World Confederation of Labour
  • WCT World Council of Teachers
  • WFEO World Federation of Engineering Organisations
  • WFTU World Federation of Trade Unions

Peace, conflict resolution, arms control

  • A2000 Abolition 2000: A Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear War
  • GAPW Global Action to Prevent War
  • GPF Global Policy Forum
  • ICBL International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • IPPNW International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Pugwash Pugwash Conferences on arms control


  • CDI Christian Democrat International
  • LI Liberal International
  • SI Socialist International


  • FGBMFI Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International
  • MWL Muslim World League
  • WCC World Council of Churches
  • WFB World Fellowship of Buddhists


  • IAU International Astronomical Union
  • ICSU International Council for Science (union of scientific unions)
  • IMU International Mathematical Union
  • INES International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied Physics


  • IOC International Olympic Committee
  • sports links IOC links to many international sports federations

Technical standards

  • IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
  • ISO International Organization for Standardization


  • CWGL Center for Women's Global Leadership links to many women's groups

Organizations links are listed on separate pages as follows:

  1. IGOs
  2. INGOs
  3. MNCs
  4. Resources

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