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Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)

AIDC works through research, information production, dissemination, popular education, campaigning and coalition building. Its main focus areas are Unemployment and the Right to Work, Debt, Privatisation and Delivery of Social Services, Globalisation and Trade. It also produces a magazine called ‘Alternatives’, which can be accessed through the website.

Postal address: P.O. Box 129 43, Mowbray 7705 - SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: +27 (21) 447 57 70
Fax: +27 (21) 447 58 84
Email: info AT

Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) was established in June 1996, with the membership of 45 network and non-governmental organization from 12 Arab countries. The initiative for establishing ANND came from a group of Lebanese and Tunisian civil society organizations that met in 1993, during one of the preparatory meetings for the International Social Development Summit that took place in Copenhagen, in 1995.

ANND is an advocacy group. Since its establishment, it has worked extensively on strengthening and shaping the role of civil society organizations in the Arab countries. Currently, ANND has three main programs :

  • development program
  • democracy program
  • globalization and trade program

In all the aforementioned areas, ANNDs’ objectives are raising awareness and building the capacities of its members and other civil society groups. It aims at achieving that through seven main strategies : research, networking, campaigning, media and communication, lobbying, capacity building of its member organizations and active participation in relevant global and local meetings and events.

Address : 14/5792 Mazraa
1105 2070 Beirut - Lebanon
Phone : +961 1 319 366
Fax : +961 1 815 636
Contact :
Website :

Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) (...)

Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick is the largest academic centre in Europe dealing with this subject area. CSGR is a multidisciplinary project whose studies highlight issues of the definition, measurement, impacts, and policy implications of globalisation and regionalisation. More specifically, much of the Centre’s research concentrates on questions such as international financial crises, multijurisdictional tax competition, the development of global and regional governance institutions, social dimension of globalisation, social movement resistance, etc. CSGR do not promote any distinctive approach to globalisation (or regionalisation), neither does it not take any concretes measures in favour of/against the globalisation.

Address : Centre for Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 3523
Fax: +44 (0)24 7646 1606

GEMDEV (Scientific Network on Globalisation and Development)

Founded in November 1983, GIS-GEMDEV is a scientific interest grouping (GIS in French) attached to the Ministry of Education and Research. It now brings together about fifty doctorate courses and research teams from the various universities in the Paris region. It is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary body.

GEMDEV aims at providing a forum for doctorate courses, research centres and teams and other groups involved in analysing globalisation and studying developing countries as well as development-related ideas, realities, institutions and policies. GEMDEV brings together teachers and researchers from the various social science fields working on these issues.

Address : Centre Malher 9 rue Malher
75181 Paris Cedex 04 FRANCE
Phone: +33 (01) 44 78 33 15
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 78 33 88

Global Policy Forum (GPF)

Global Policy Forum’s mission is to monitor policy making at the United Nations, promote accountability of global decisions, educate and mobilize for global citizen participation, and advocate on vital issues of international peace and justice. Founded in 1993, the GPF focuses on the United Nations.

Address: 777 UN Plaza, Suite 3D, New York, NY 10017 - USA
Phone: +1-212-557-3161
Fax: +1-212-557-3165
Email: globalpolicy AT

Globalization Studies Network (GSN)

The Globalization Studies Network (GSN) endeavours to make distinctive contributions to excellence in globalization studies. It promotes innovative research and teaching collaborations involving different world regions, cultures and disciplines. It brings the results of its efforts to the public domain, engaging policy circles and wider society to work towards greater economic prosperity, human security, social justice and democracy in globalization.

Email: Website:

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

The IFG is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. Formed in 1994 and epresenting today over 60 organizations in 25 countries, the IFG produces numerous publications, organizes events, hosts issue-specific seminars, coordinates press conferences and media interviews at international events, and participates in other activities that focus on the myriad consequences of globalization.

Address: 1009 General Kennedy Avenue #2, San Francisco, CA 94129 - USA
Phone: 415.561.7650
Fax: 415.561.7651
Email :
Website :

IRENE (International Restructuring Education Network Europe)

IRENE has been stimulating and facilitating the exchange of information on labour issues since 1981 and has contacts, resources and a European programme of work which covers current international labour issues. It is an international network on development education that aims to integrate international labour issues in NGOs’ and trade unions’ mainstream education and campaign programmes.

IRENE is set up to strengthen international workers solidarity. By organising international seminars and workshops, it gives attention to new areas of work and provides new inputs in existing work. IRENE’s activities stimulate the exchange between organisations in the South and the North and within Europe.

The core question of IRENE’s work is how are workers (women and men), in different regions of the world, affected by international restructuring in the industrial and services sector. The outcome of IRENE’s work is published in the bulletin « News from IRENE ».

Address : Stationsstraat 39
5038 EC Tilburg Nederlands
Phone : +31.13.535 15 23
Fax : +31.13.544 25 78
Email :
Website :

National Labor Committee (NLC)

The mission of the National Labor Committee (NLC) is to help defend the human rights of workers in the global economy. The NLC investigates and exposes human and labor rights abuses committed by U.S. companies producing goods in the developing world. They undertake public education, research and popular campaigns that empower U.S. citizens to support the efforts of workers to learn and defend their rights. They provide international visibility to those who fight for the right to work in dignity, in healthy and safe workplaces and to earn a living wage. The NLC also press for international legal frameworks with effective enforcement mechanisms that will help create a space where fundamental internationally recognized worker rights can be assured.

The NLC’s work is helping to coalesce a new and diverse coalition that includes religious, labor, women’s, student, civil rights, solidarity, policy and grassroots groups to catalyze popular campaigns based on our original research to promote worker rights and pressure companies to end human and labor abuses. With a database of more than 22 000 organizations and individuals, NLC serve as an information center, distributing its literature and videos.

The National Labor Committee views worker rights in the global economy as indivisible and inalienable human rights and we believe that now is the time to secure them for all on the planet.

Address : 540 West 48th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036, USA
Phone :(001) 212 242 3002
Fax : (001) 212 242 3821
Email :
Website :

New Economics Foundation (NEF)

New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an independent think-tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. This foundation aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.

NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. NEF combines rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical solutions on the ground, often run and designed with the help of local people. It also creates new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability.

NEF works with all sections of society in the UK and internationally (civil society, government, individuals, businesses and academia) to create more understanding and strategies for change.

Address : 3 Jonathan Street
London, SE11 5NH, England
Phone :(+44) 020 7820 6300
Fax : (+44) 020 7820 6301
Email :
Website :

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