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Other Web sites for Development Cooperation Knowledge Sharing[edit | edit source]
- The capacity building online resource centre
- European Center for Development Policy Management
- Impact Alliance
- Capacity4Dev - The European Commission's website for Capacity Development
- Learning Network on Capacity Development - LenCD
- Capacity.org - A gateway for capacity development
See also ⇒ Capacity development
- EuropeGate - Civil Society Participation Homepage
- EuropeAid's Case studies
- programme Non State Actors and Local Authorities]
- Publications and Movies]
- Decentralisation and How to Support it
- Survey on support to Local Governance and Decentralisation
- PADOR and its Online registration website
Web Sites[edit | edit source]
The MDG Monitor shows how countries are progressing in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With the 2015 target date fast approaching, it is more important than ever to understand where the goals are on track, and where additional efforts and support are needed, both globally and at the country level. The MDG Monitor is designed as a tool for policymakers, development practitioners, journalists, students and others.
The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to reverse the grinding poverty.
A film by Andrea Segre, Dagmawi Yimer</span> and Riccardo Biadene (2008, Italy). Giving voice to the Ethiopian refugees living in Rome, the film provides a direct insight into the brutal ways in which Libya, aided also by Italian and European funds, is operating to control the immigration movements of people from Africa.<span style="font-family: Arial;" />
A gateway to the United Nations System's work on the MDGs
The Millennium Declaration, the Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly
the official MDG Indicators website. This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
The UN Development Group unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development. Our common objective is to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to attain internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations Regional Information Centre was opened in Brussels on 1 January 2004. The Regional Centre replaces the nine Information Centres that were based in Europe. UNRIC is intended to cover all of Western Europe and provide information and documentation to the countries of the region with increasing effectiveness with the gradual stabilisation of its nascent structure.
CeSPI, Centre for International Policy Studies, is an independent and non-profit organisation founded in 1985, which makes policy-oriented studies and research.
Official website of Medecins Sans Frontieres' campaign for access to essential medicines.
- http:// www.millenniumcampaign.org
Website of the Millennium Campaign "End poverty by 2015".
Development Cooperation arises from the need to ensure respect for human dignity and ensure the economic growth of all peoples.
A central space today, both the site and the magazine, dedicated to journalists in the southern hemisphere, with the intent of going beyond the idea that it is always the Italian or Western journalist who writes on countries often ignoring the language, the context and background
The Italian Press Agency is among the major Italian news agencies. AGImondoONG is the first news portal reporting on non-governmental organisations. It originated from a joint initiative of Link 2007 and AGI with the support of the Directorate General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Cooperation and Development. It is open to the entire world of cooperation.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries
Pro Democracy Association.
The Inter Press Service (IPS) is the main source of independent information on the Global South. Reports and studies are published daily by IPS - which has a network of 500 correspondents stationed in 150 countries - especially regarding the process of globalisation and its effects on economic, social and political development, especially in developing areas of the planet.
Global campaing for education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis.
Sharp drop in aid to basic education jeopardizes school chances for millions
EFA Global Monitoring Report. Several interesting documents about education in the world are contained in this website.
A good example of cooperation in the health sector and projects implemented by the SDC, Switzerland.
Almost 80 million Europeans live at risk of poverty, which means they face insecurity, and go without what most people often take for granted. Living in poverty may result in a variety of problems, from not having enough money to spend on food and clothes to suffering poor housing conditions and even homelessness. Poverty also means having to cope with limited lifestyle choices that may lead to social exclusion.
Programs and projects developed in fields such: peacebuilding and conflict transformation action, gender equality, peacebuilding and conflict transformation training, peace education
National Volunteer Center exists to promote and develop volunteerism as a viable and irreplaceable resource in solving the problems the Romanian society is now facing. Pro Vobis National Volunteer Center, through its members, volunteers and employees respects and militates for equal rights for all people without discrimination, promotes active involvement in community life and believes in the unlimited ability of each community member to participate in solving the community problems
Projects aimed at building a community in which the public sector, the business environment and the civil society are cooperating for the citizens' welfare, all in the spirit of the European democracy's values.
Having as main objective the responsible and effective involvement of Romanian civil society and Government in international development cooperation and humanitarian aid and coordinating projects and programs in this specific field in Romania.
The biggest database to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. Eldis offers: 26,000 full text documents free to download - maintaining an ever-growing collection of editorially selected and abstracted full-text, online documents selected by the editors from more than 7,500 different publishers. All documents are available free of charge,
UNFPA report: Exploring links between HIV and climate change
for educational programs in the integration field
for trainings and projects regarding the civil society development
for a complete database of the non-governmental organizations in Romania and their projects, activities, fields of actions. New database of the NGO fields
A Romanian Non Governmental Organization having as mission is to enhance the democratic processes of governance and support the local development, to strengthen the civil society, to promote a new culture of change and conflict management. To be considered for the projects in the development field and the training manuals
For their general initiatives in the development fields and useful resources
The European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development. Its 18 international networks and 22 national associations from the European Member States represent more than 1600 European NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions.The main objective of the Confederation is to enhance the impact of European development NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions by combining expertise and accountability.
The Cotonou Agreement is the most comprehensive partnership agreement between developing countries and the EU. Since 2000, it has been the framework for the EU's relations with 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) .
the website of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
CWISH (Children – Women in Social Service and Human Rights) is a religiously and politically non-aligned NGO striving to protect rights of the Nepali children, youth and women.
DEEEP (Developing Europeans' Engagement for the Eradication of the global Poverty) is a programme initiated by the Development Education Forum of CONCORD that aims at strengthening capacities of NGDOs to raise awareness, educate and mobilise the European public for world-wide poverty eradication and social inclusion.
Mission of EUROSTEP (European Solidarity Towards Equal Partecipation of People) is re-affirmation as the NGO network focusing on European development co-operation with a politically progressive secular identity committed to promoting a forward looking agenda.
(European Development Portal)
Media Portal to EU Development Aid.
A project to strengthen civil society and raise awareness of development issues in the enlarged EU.
Instruments adopted by the EU in imlementing external assistance.
EU strategy on the Rights of the Child
The Emilia Romagna region (Italy) has arranged a web site specifically dedicated to support Environmental Sustainability, providing information about the different behaviors we can assume, and the relative advantages we can get, in our daily life, to fight Environmental issues, with details about what we can eat, how much money we can save, which natural resources we can regenerate, which way we can move, how much energy we can save in our homes.
Oxfam Education website for Global Citizenship, to look for useful information, support and ideas for developing a Global Citizenship approach in your school, plenty of material to help any teacher develop both his thinking and his practice.
MDG BLOG RATIONALE This Blog has been set up to reach out a broader audience to participate in discussions on major thematic areas related to the Millennium Development Goals prior to the High-Level Event on MDGs
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The fourth edition of the Global Hunger Index 2009, the second to be translated in Italian translation by Link 2007, enhances the discussion on the Global Hunger Index 2008 report on the multiple causes of hunger and strategies for addressing it. Thanks to the collaboration between Link 2007 and three leading organisations in addressing issues of food security the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, the German NGO Welthungerhilfe and the Irish NGO Concern1, this edition will be available to the Italian public so that they can study indepth the links between the challenge of hunger, the global financial crisis and gender issues.
The data of the 2009 Caritas Dossier point out that foreigners are not people with the highest crime rates, are not giving rise to an invasion of a religious nature, do not consume more public resources than they pay in taxes and contributions, are not alienated from the country that has welcomed them and ... in contrast, are an effective demographic and employment shock absorber. "
Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution – A Euro-Indian Workshop. The proceedings of this workshop - which was convened by DG Research, in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Commission to India, The Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, with the support of the Transcultura International Institute, Paris - present some highlights of research conducted in Europe and India on issues of common interest and high policy relevance such as governance, democracy and conflict resolution where mutual learning can enhance current and future analytical work. The debate at the workshop was organised around four interconnected themes: Cultures of Governance and Perspectives on Diversity; Global Governance and the Universal Values Quest; Cultures of governance and Mutual Perceptions; Conflict Resolution and Human Rights; and Cultural Traditions and the Road Ahead.
Manual for environmental protection and the local implementation of Agenda 21.
Report: The State of World Population 2009, released by the United Nations Population Fund
Report Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda
International implementation scheme for the United Nations decade of education for sustainable development
- UN system
A pdf file containing a scheme of the UN system
- UN system – an introduction by students
YouTube and Media Providers[edit | edit source]
CONFIDENZE al FAROL: prostitution and sexual exploitation at Fortaleza - by Fina Bianco, Giulia Matzè - A documentary shot in Fortaleza, Brazil, 2008, where children sexual abuse is a serious social evil. Action of APROCE (Brasil Prostitute Association) and MODENA TERZO MONDO (Italian NGO) to give children education and move them away from prostitution. Documentary based on interviews. Language: Portoguese; Subtitles: Italian
UGUALMENTE DIVERSI Interviews to Italians and immigrants living in Italy, in order to investigate about: power and influence of media, relationship between Italians and immigrants, the way how you look at the other and how the other looks at you, suggestions for media operators. References: CGIL, Leonardo Carocci for Progetto Mediazione Intercultuarle, Federazione delle Associazioni Cinesi. Language: Italian
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HIV in Modena (Italy), an interview to Giovanni Guaraldi (Director of Cuscos).
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Francois Bourguignon, former Chief Economist at the World Bank, presents his research on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. He explains where the goals are being met and where they're not, and also describes ways in which the goals can be achieved more efficiently.
Make poverty history by Bono Vox
The ONE Campaign - ONE's new ad "Voices" features Matt Damon with different Americans' voices - among them Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain and Mayor Bloomberg.
International Women's Day Clip
Over 43.7 million people, in 127 countries have broken the Guinness World Record – set last year at 23.5 million – for the largest number of people to “STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY” in 24 hours. The “Stand Up and Speak Out” record attempt took place over 16th and 17th October and was jointly organised by the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) with a wide range of other partners. The challenge saw millions of people physically and intentionally standing up against poverty, inequality and in support of the Millennium Development Goals. They spoke out to demand a more urgent political response to the growing crisis of global poverty