The World Bank and
The International Monetary Fund
Regardless of what is said about these two (and they certainly have had a lot to
say about each other recently), a great deal of 'development' is created and
funded by these two groups. In addition, researchers from the respective
organizations have created a wealth of data worth looking at, even if reading
between the lines is often also called for. 50 Years is Enough has a page
devoted to why you
shouldn't like the IMF and the World Bank
The World Trade Organization
The Inter-American Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank
The African Development Bank
The United Nations Development Program
The International Labour Organization
The Food and Agriculture Organization
The World Food Program
The United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF - One of the better known of the United Nations' programs. Their official
goal is to help children living in poverty in developing countries. This task
encompasses quite a lot these days, including helping mothers.
The World Health Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization -
One of my favourites, this organization (in addition to its other good works) designates places as a particularly notable
example of cultural or natural beauty. In other words, they make a great travel guide!
The Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Multinational Corporation Analysis
Global Policy Forum - in addition to its primary foci - monitoring policy making at the United Nations,
promoting accountability of global decisions, and encouraging citizen participation - This website has an excellent set of links related to defining and describing the issues of Globalization.
Transnational Corporations Observatory
Third World Network
Global Ethics Monitor
Global trade Watch
Debtweek, which hopes to compel governments and international financial institutions to cancel and/or repudiate illegitimate debt in poverty stricken nations.
Jubilee USA Network
The Guardian Observer has a Corporate Accountability site with subjects
like "Golden Parachutes" and "Global Debt Protests"
OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (Disclaimer - I used to work for these folks.)
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