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Climate Change & Global Warming

Commission on Sustainable Development
UN Web-Sites ... on gender issues...
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Other Intergovernmental Forums
Women's Organisations and Events
NGOs
CSD NGO List Servers
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Commission on Sustainable Development

UN CSD Homepage, at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd.htm

UN web-site for Earth Summit 2002, at www.un.org/rio+10

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues, at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/msdialog.htm

CSD / Issues Page at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/issueslist.htm

CSD (and other) documents, processes, national reports, links, etc. on particular issues ...:

Agriculture at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/agri.htm

Biotechnology at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/biot.htm

Finance at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finance.htm

Trade & Environment at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade.htm

Land Management at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/land.htm

Forests at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/forests.htm

Education at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/edu.htm

Freshwater at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/water.htm

Indicators at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/isd.htm

Poverty at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/poverty.htm

Consumption and Production Patterns at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/conprod.htm

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UN Web-Sites ... on gender issues ...

WomenWatch: A joint initiative of the UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). It is the UN Internet Gateway on the advancement and empowerment of women.

UN DAW: The UN Division for the Advancement of Women at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw

UNIFEM: The United Nations Development Fund for Women at http://www.undp.org/unifem/

INSTRAW: The United Nations International Reasearch and Training Centre for the Advancement of Women at http://www.un.org/instraw

UNDP Gender in Development Programme (GIDP): http://www.undp.org/gender
Also publishes a regular Email-Newsletter, GenderBeat. Contact gidp@undp.org or rosemary.kalapurakal@undp.org for subscriptions and past issues.

CSW: The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw

CEDAW: The United Nations Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw

United Nations / Gender Page, at http://www.undp.org/info21/sector/s-gender.html
Provide an overview of UN documents concerned with women’s advancements and links to other relevant programmes such as INSTRAW, UNIFEM, UN Womenwatch and UNESCO.

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UN Web-Sites ... in general ...

The United Nations Home Page at http://www.un.org

UN Wire, the daily news summary covering the UN, global affairs and key international issues is now available FREE from the United Nations Foundation's homepage at  http://www.unfoundation.org provides a concise daily summary of key stories from around the world; features direct links to full-text, audio, video and additional sources of information on the     Internet; covers a wide range of issues, including UN Affairs, Women, Children and Population,     *    Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Education, Science & Culture, Economics, Trade and Development, Humanitarian Aid and Food Security, Human Rights, Justice and Democracy, Peacekeeping and Security. For more information, contact: UN Wire, United Nations Foundation, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036, Email: unwire@unfoundation.org Send press releases & other news information to Email: unwire-submit@unfoundation.org Fax: (703) 519-6377

United Nations - Economic and Social Development Web Site

United Nations - Economic and Social Development Index

United Nations Publications at http://www.un.org/Pubs/sales.htm

UN Gateway to Social Policy and Development at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - Habitat at http://www.unhabitat.org/

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements and The Together Foundation at http://www.bestpractices.org/cgi-bin/bp98.cgi?cmd=sponsors#unchs

UN Population Division / Department of Economic and Social Affairs at http://www.undp.org/popin/popin.htm

UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development at http://www.unctad.org/

The United Nations System at http://www.unsystem.org/

The Sustainable Cities Programme, a joint Programme of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat ) at http://www.unchs.org/unon/unchs/scp/home.htm

The Urban Environment Forum, a joint initiative of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat ) at  http://www.unep.org/unon/unchs/uef/home.htm

United Nations International Computing Center at http://www.unicc.org/

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Information about the UN Summits and Conferences

The Earth Summit, Rio de Janiero, 1992 - the documents, at gopher://gopher.un.org/00/conf/unced

Agenda 21, Chapter 24: Women, at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/agenda21chapter24.htm

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Collection at http://www.ciesin.org/datasets/unced/unced.html - a set of documents produced by UNCED, also known as the Earth Summit, and various preparatory activities that led to the conference.

Earth Summit II, also known as UNGASS (United Nations General Assembly 19th Special Session) or Rio+5, 1997, at gopher://gopher.un.org/00/ga/recs/spec/res-s19.2

The World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, 1993, http://www.unchr.ch/html/menu5/d/vienna.htm

The World Conference on Human Rights 5 Year Review, 1998, http://www.unchr.ch/html/vdparev.htm

ICPD, The International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 1994, at http://www.undp.org/popin/icpd2.htm

ICPD +5, The International Conference on Population and Development 5 year Reviw, 1999, http://www.undp.org/popin/icpd5.htm

Beijing, Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995, at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/

Beijing +5, The Fourth World Conference on Women 5 year Reviw, 2000, at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/news/review.htm

WSSD, The World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 1995, at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/wssd.htm

WSSD +5, The World Summit for Social Development 5 year Review, also known as Copenhagen+5, 2000, at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/wssdy2k0.htm

Habitat II, The World Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, 1996, at http://www.unhabitat.org/habitat2/index.html

Habitat II +5, The World Conference on Human Settlements / Habitat II 5 year Review, 2001, at ...

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UN Commissions

CSD, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development at http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd.htm

CSW, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw

CSocD, the UN Commission on Social Development, at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/social.htm

CHS, the UN Commission Human Settlements, at http://www.unhabitat.org/

CPD, the UN Commission on Population and Development, at http://www.undp.org/popin/unpopcom.htm

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United Nations Regional Commissions

UN ECE, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, at http://www.unece.org

UN ESCAP, the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, at http://www.unescap.org

UN ECA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, , at http://www.un.org/debts/eca

UN ECLAC, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, at http://www.eclac.cl

UN ESCWA, the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia, at http://www.escwa.org.lb

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UN Agencies and other UN Bodies

UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, at http://www.unep.org

UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme, at http://www.undp.org

UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation, at http://www.unesco.org

ILO, the International Labour Organisation at  http://www.essential.org/orgs/ilo/

WHO, the World Health Organisation, at http://www.who.ch and http://www.who.dk

FAO, the Food  Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, at http://www.fao.org

 

UN Conventions

CBD, Convention on Biodiversity at http://www.biodiv.org
Serving the Convention: German Clearing-House Mechanism

UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at http://www.unfccc.de/index.html

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Other Intergovernmental Forums

OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-orperation and Development, at http://www.oecd.org/

WTO, the World Trade Organisation, at http://www.wto.org/

The World Bank Group at http://www.worldbank.org/

European Commission, Directorate Generale XI, DG XI - Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection -homepage

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Women's Organisations / Events

Gender Perspectives for Earth Summit 2002. Energy; Transport; Information for Decision-Making, workshop web-site at www.earthsummit2002.org/workshop
International expert workshop in preparation for CSD-9 and Earth Summit 2002 in Berlin, Germany, 10-12 January 2001
Jointly hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Nature Conservation
and the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Substantive coordination by UNED Forum
Workshop background papers on energy; transport; and information for decision-making

Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) at http://www.wedo.org

UNED Forum's Stakeholder Toolkit for Women: UN & NGO Documents, networking information, links, document packages on current & upcoming issues, etc..

WOMEN, INK. at http://www.womenink.org

The International Women's Tribunal Centre (IWTC) at http://www.womenink.org/iwtc.html

Habitat International Coalition Women and Shelter Network at http://www.kabissa.org/hicwas
HIC
WAS is an international network of organisations and individual members who are involved in women and shelter issues. The HIC WAS site is currently in English only but in future it will also be mirrored in French and Spanish. The site contains useful publications, including the Habitat Agenda Booklet (Engendering our Human Settlements) in which gender clauses from the Habitat Agenda have been rewritten in simple, non-technical language. The site also has electronic versions of the HIC WAS newsletter as well as information on women and shelter around the world.

Women Advancement Trust at http://www.kabissa.org/wat

Abantu at http://www.abantu.org

Women's Human Rights Database Group: DIANA at the University of Toronto

The European Women's Lobby at http://www.womenlobby.org

The Global Fund for Women at http://www.igc.apc.org/gfw

OneWorld News Service - Gender

Womens National Commission in the UK at http://193.128.244.178/wnc/index.htm

Virtual Sisterhood at http://www.igc.apc.org/vsister/vsister.html

Women's Feature Service, USA, at http://www.igc.org/wfs/

Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT), based in Canada, at http://www.wigsat.org/index.html

Once and Future Action Network (OFAN), based in Canada, at http://www.wigsat.org/ofan/ofan.html

The African Gender Institute (AGI), South Africa, at http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/
Furthering institutional change and women’s leadership

African Women Global Network (AWOGNet), USA, at http://www.osu.edu/org/awognet/main.html
Networking of women’s organisations in Africa concerned with the improvement of living conditions of women and children

ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), Ecuador, http://www.ecuanex.apc.org./alai/comgenen.html
Communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean Ecuador, http://www.ecuanex.apc.org./alai/comgenen.html
Communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean

Association for Progressive Communications (APC), UK, Women’s Networking Support Programme, http://www.apc.org/apcwomen/
Global computer network for social change. The Women’s Networking Support Programme facilitates training and information and hosts a list of around 150 women’s initiatives working with the Net.

AVIVA, UK, http://www.aviva.org/
Political ‘Web-zine’, which comes out monthly, covering women’s news globally, including action campaigns.

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Canada, http://www.web.net/~kpate/
Works with women who are in conflict with the law, offering legal advice and support

Canadian Women’s Health Network, http://www.cwhn.ca/
Practical information about women’s health and advocacy for discriminated women through race, age, religion, language etc.

Connected, Switzerland, http://www.connected.org/index.html
General development page with a section on women and the Internet Switzerland, http://www.connected.org/index.html
General development page with a section on women and the Internet

Feminist Majority Foundation (U.S.), USA, http://www.feminist.org/
Fosters world-wide political campaigns, for instance about the situation in Afghanistan or ‘women’s budgets’. Provides valuable links to other organisations

FEMNET, Kenya, http://www.africaonline.co.ke/femnet/index.html
Networking of African women’s organisation to monitor Beijing follow-up in development practice.

Geekgirl, Australia, http://www.geekgirl.com/
‘Cyberfeminist zine’, concerned with social change in Australia

Gender, Science and Development Program (GSD), International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study, http://www.ifias.ca/gsd/gsdinfo.html
Engages in research and facilitates networking around selected international gender, science and technology issues http://www.ifias.ca/gsd/gsdinfo.html
Engages in research and facilitates networking around selected international gender, science and technology issues

Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), South Africa, http://www.idasa.org.za/bis/women.htm
General public interest organisation, involved in democratisation process in SA, hosts information of the ‘Women’s Budget Initiative’ (WBI)

International Information centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement (IIAV), Netherlands, http://www.iiav.nl/
Women’s (not only!) academic resource centre

International Center for research on women, USA, http://www.icrw.org/
Gender research and advocacy USA, http://www.icrw.org/
Gender research and advocacy

The Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA, http://www.igc.org USA, http://www.igc.org

IGC Womensnet, http://www.igc.org/igc/womensnet/
Support of women’s organisations world-wide by providing and adapting telecommunications. Information on women’s political activities.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), USA, http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/women/
Academic database with section on women’s issues in Latin America

Network of East-West Women (NEWW), FSU area, Russia, http://www.glasnet.ru/neww/
Provision of Internet training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area FSU area, Russia, http://www.glasnet.ru/neww/
Provision of Internet training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area

South Asian Women’s NETwork (SAWNET), Canada, http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/sawweb/sawnet/
Network with associated mailing list, run by Asian women on a voluntary basis.

Synergy Gender and Development, Senegal, http://www.enda.sn/synfev/synfev.htm
African partner organisation to the APC Women’s Network Support Programme.

The Women Leaders’ Network (WLN), http://www.bellanet.org/partners/wln/
Promotion of gender perspectives into APEC (Asia Pacific Cooperation)

Women’s net, South Africa, http://www.womensnet.org.za
Training programmes for South African women in the use of Internet resources, facilitation of access and practical information for women already using the Net. Also provides a large compilation of links.

W.I.S.D.O.M. – Women’s Internet Site Development and On-line Mentoring, Australia, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wisdom/
Skill enhancement for women in the use of Internet resources

Women of Africa Resources, USA, http://www.lawrence.edu/~bradleyc/war.html
Links to African women’s literature available via the Internet

Yokohama Women's Association for Communication & Networking, Japan, http://www.women.city.yokohama.jp/
Information for community practitioners in practical issues. Japan, http://www.women.city.yokohama.jp/
Information for community practitioners in practical issues.

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NGOs

Gender Perspectives for Earth Summit 2002. Energy; Transport; Information for Decision-Making
International expert workshop in preparation for CSD-9 and Earth Summit 2002 in Berlin, Germany, 10-12 January 2001
Jointly hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Nature Conservation
and the Heinrich Boell Foundation
Substantive coordination by UNED Forum
Workshop background papers on energy; transport; and information for decision-making
Co-chair's summary of the workshop proceedings and recommendations

NGO Steering Committee for the U.N. CSD at http://www.igc.org/csdngo/

Environmental Organizations WebDirectory at www.WebDirectory.com/

Commented, rich list of links on Sustainable Development, at http://www.sustainabledevelopment.org/links/communications.html

Best Environmental Resources Directories at www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/cds.html

APC, Association for Progressive Communications, at http://www.apc.org/

UNED Forum at http://www.unedforum.org
The Stakeholder Toolkit for Women at http://www.earthsummit2002.org/toolkits/women/index.htm
Towards Earth Summit 2002 at www.earthsummit2002.org
The Roadmap to 2002 at http://www.uned-uk.org/roadmap/default.htm

The Earth Council, at http://www.ecouncil.ac.cr/

The WorldWatch Institute, at http://www.worldwatch.org/

IISD / Linkages A Multimedia Resource for Environment & Development Policy Makers

WWF, World Wide Fund for Nature at http://www.wwf.org

Greenpeace International, at http://www.greenpeace.org/

World Conservation Union, IUCN, at http://www.iucn.org/

EarthAction, at http://www.earthaction.org/index.html

OXFAM, at http://www.oneworld.org/oxfam/index.html

Natural Resources Defense Council, at http://www.nrdc.org/nrdc/

The NGO Alternative Treaties for Rio, 1992

CUTS, Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment, at http://www.cuts-india.org under construction)

Friends of the Earth international, at http://www.foe.org

International Coalition for Development Action, http://www.icda.be

World Neighbors, at http://www.wn.org

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CSD NGO List Servers

CSDGen, general NGO list server around CSD issues and process. Send an email to owner-csdgen@undp.org to join or visit the CSD NGO Steering Committee web-site at http://www.igc.org/csdngo

CSD NGO Caucuses

Agriculture safs-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Education education-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Energy energy-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Finance and Trade finance-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Forests forests-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Freshwater freshwater-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Oceans oceans-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Tourism tourism-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Transport transport-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Women women-csd-subscribe@egroups.com

Consumption contact: jbarber@econet.org

2002 contact uned at una@mcr1.poptel.org.uk

Voluntary Initiatives contact: anped@antenna.nl

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Other Major Groups

Trade Unions

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, ICFTU, at http://www.icftu.org

 

Local Authorities

International Council for Local Environment Initiatives: I C L E I Home Page

International Union of Local Authorities: IULA

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements Best Practices Database

European Union Cities 21 Programme: Local Sustainability Home Page

 

Business and Industry

WBCSD, World Business Council for Sustainable Development at www.wbcsd.org/ch

ICC, International Chamber of Commerce, at http://www.iccwbo.org/

 

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News & Information

International Institute for Sustainable Development - Key Resources on Women and Sustainable Development at http://www.iised1.iisd.ca/women/read4.htm

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Networking Sites

mailbase.uk: A site hosting more than 2300 discussion lists (list servers) with more than 150.000 members worldwide. Based at the University of Newcastle, the site is easy to search, provides the latest postings of discussion groups, and subscription forms.

eGroups.com: A site hosting over 200.000 electronic mailing groups (list servers) with million sof users world-wide. You can search the site for groups interesting for you and access the postings of most of these groups. You can very easily set up your own list server; there is an option free of charge (with very little advertising).

Deja News - Search Engine for Newsgroups / Discussiongroups on Usenet at http://www.dejanews.com/

WomenLinks at http://www.womenslinks.com/

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Foundations

The Foundation Center at http://www.foundationcenter.org Foundation Center is collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Aimed at servicing grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Funders Online of the European Foundation Centre at http://www.fundersonline.org
Directory of independent funder web-sites - over 300 foundations and corporate funders in Europe.

The Heinrich Boell Foundation, working on environment, gender and democratization, at www.boell.de

The Ford Foundation at http://www.fordfound.org/

The Rockefeller Foundation at http://www.rockfound.org/

The Soros Foundation at http://www.soros.org/

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