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Links and Resources


Global Policy Forum provides a large collection of links to external resources relevant to GPF's work, including the UN and its agencies, NGOs, institutes, newspapers, magazines, and more. Resources related to the many issues covered by Global Policy Forum, include: the UN Security Council, social and economic policy, globalization, nations & states, NGOs, UN Finance Iraq, Empire and UN reform.

Furthermore, GPF has gathered links to United Nations resources, including information on the history of the organization, schedule of meetings, UN resolutions and other information.

A collection of news resources as well a different lists of bibliographies can also be found on our website.

Security Council links

UN Security Council website

The UN website provides a very comprehensive page on the Security Council and its work.

Background Information

The UN website provides background information about the UN Security Council.

Program of work

The daily schedules of work of the Security Council for each month and presidency.

Glossary of  Council Meeting

A concise definitional list of the different types of meetings of the Council - includes a section on informal consultations. Prepared up by the Mission of Singapore to the UN.

Resolutions and Documents

The UN Documentation Center provides access to Security Council resolutions by year, presidential statements, letters, press releases, mission reports and SG reports.

Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

Posted by the UN's Department of Political Affairs, the “Repertoire” is the only analytical record of the practices of the Security Council. It includes the Provisional Rules of Procedure.

Security Council's Public Meetings

The UN Department of Public Information provides online broadcasts and past recordings of all the Council's Public Meetings.

Security Council Report

This website provides a detailed analysis of issues, with a focus on the Council's monthly program of work.

External links by areas of work


This page provides links to various organizations and websites that cover sanctions in general and detail.


This page provides links to UN Resources, thinktanks and institutions, media, and government institutions working on Peacekeeping.

Diamonds and Conflicts

This page provides links to organizations working on conflict resources and diamonds in particular.

Small arms and Light Weapons

This page provides links to organizations working on Small Arms and Light Weapons issues.


Bibliography on the Security Council

A short bibliography of printed materials on the Security Council and Council reform.

Photo Gallery

An amusing photo gallery, showing members in the Council on the job and in other venues

Social and Economic Policy Links

This page provides external resources on Social and Economic Policy, including links to NGOs, government, directories and intergovernmental organizations concerned with social and economic policy.

The Three Sisters and Other Institutions

Poverty and Development

World Hunger

Financing for Development

International Trade and Development

International Aid

Debt Relief

Global Taxes

Global Injustice and Inequality

The Environment

Global Public Goods

Labor Rights and Labor Movements

Transnational Corporations

Globalization Links

Corporate Watch

Online magazine and resource center designed to provide an array of tools that can be used to investigate and analyze corporate activity and globalization.

Alternative Information and Development Center

A South African NGO with extensive archives on globalization.


Information on transnational corporations and cultural globalization from the BBC.

Citizens Trade Campaign

US coalition that believes trade is not a goal unto itself, but rather a means to achieve genuinely important goals like human rights and economic justice.

Club of Rome

Information and resources on several global issues.

Economic Policy Institute

Provides links to EPI press releases and several analytical articles on economic issues of trade and globalization.


European Solidarity Towards Equal Participation of People, an NGO that analyzes EU development cooperation and advocates increased civil society participation in issues of trade and development.

Focus on the Global South

Site dedicated to regional and global policy analysis, micro-macro linking and advocacy work. FOCUS works with NGOs and people's organizations in Asia Pacific and other regions.

Foreign Policy in Focus

A joint project that aims to forge a new global affairs agenda and increase the responsibility of the US as a global leader and partner.

Friends of the Earth

Articles on trade, finance, and the implications for just and sustainable development.

The Globalist

A site "for global citizens, by global citizens," containing general information on globalization and original articles.

Globalization About.Com

Site that offers information on globalization in the news as well as public views of globalization.

The Globalization Research Center of Hawaii

Scholarly work on globalization.

The Globalization Website

A broad range of usefully organized information on globalization.

Helsinki Process on Globalisation and Democracy

A joint initiative of the Finnish and Tanzanian governments, aiming at bringing together leaders, officials and NGOs from rich and poor countries to discuss globalization.

Institute for Public Accuracy

A group of researchers that seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for commonly margianalized perspectives.

Interhemispheric Resource Center

A group that focuses on aspects of the Mexican-US relationship but also provides information on many other issues of globalization.

International Centre For Trade and Sustainable Development

Site that provides articles and other resources while focusing on issues of development and the environment in the context of globalization.

International Gender and Trade Network

A system of seven autonomous regional networks that analyzes trade's impact on women, families and communities. In both English and Spanish, the site uses research and advocacy to promote "equitable, social and sustainable trade."

International Forum on Globalization

The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to the rapidly emerging economic and political arrangement called the global economy.

International Simultaneous Policy Organisation

The ISPO presents a proposal of global cooperation to solve the globalization crisis facing today's world.

Multinational Monitor

Site that provides articles and links dealing with globalization.

One World

Link to full coverage and search tools, guides and channels to research your areas of interest.

OpenDemocracy describes itself as "a global site for the exchange of experience, independent of vested interests and political parties." The section on globalization provides articles, interviews and discussions on relevant issues.


This website contains news, articles, discussion forums, resources and links on globalization and culture.

Policy Innovations

Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to highlighting innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization.

Polity Press

The site of leading globalization scholars David Held and Anthony McGrew, it contains information on their research, their seminal Global Transformations series, and an outstanding list of globalization links.

Project Syndicate

This online resource of over 170 international newspapers in over 90 countries is an excellent source of information on globalization. In addition, renowned experts contribute monthly articles on subjects like economics and justice, world politics, development, the global economy and human rights.

Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Site that seeks to increase government and corporate accountability by providing articles and information on how to get involved.

Third World Network

Link to articles and analysis of globalization within a larger section of economic issues. The site specializes in economic and trade policies, debates at the WTO and important issues in the global economy.

Tim's Brain (formerly Baobab's Corporate Power Information Center)

Provides articles and sites that "explore, expose and critique the domination of global business, politics, and culture by large corporations."

Transnational Institute

A prominent research institute in the Netherlands that offers articles, reports, seminars and lobbying information as a means of addressing various global problems through international cooperation.

UNESCO - Management of Social Transformations

Articles, reports, and other information. Provides in-depth coverage of some special issues such as, migration, urbanization, and the globalization of the drug trade.

World Policy Institute

This group publishes an online journal that addresses many different aspects of globalization.

World Social Forum

Not an organization, but an annual "open meeting" of the global justice movement. WSF 2004 will be held January 16-21 in Mumbai, India.

World Watch Institute (WWI)

WWI conducts extensive research projects focusing on how global economics and governmental policies affect environmental health and sustainability. Its State of the World annual is justly famous as an overview of big picture environmental issues.

Yale Global Online

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization publishes this online magazine, a great resource for current events and debates about international affairs.

Nations and States Links

What is a State?


Statehood and Sovereignty

NGOs Links

Academic/Research Centers

Hauser Center for Non-Profits Organizations at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Global Equity Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Program on Non-Profit Organizations at Yale University

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Centre for Civil Society at LSE, London

International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC)

Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, UK

NGO/UN Links

NGOs and UN Conferences

Link to reference document on the participation of civil society in United Nations conferences and special sessions of the General Assembly during the 1990s (Version 1 August 2001)

UN/Civil Society

Link to UN Website : "Partners in Civil Society"


The NGO Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI) at UN Headquarters serves as the liaison between the UN and NGO associated with DPI.


UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) section on NGOs offers information on how to obtain status and how to get a pass to the UN. There is also a link to the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, responsible for accreditation and suspension of NGOs.


The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) is a small inter-agency programme established in 1975 to strengthen UN-NGO dialogue and cooperation, particularly in the fields of development education, information and policy advocacy on global sustainable development.


The Conference of Nongovernmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is an independent, international and not-for-profit membership association of nongovernmental organizations that facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decisions.

The NGOs Network

A web site with information and recent developments regarding the NGO access debate to the UN.

Other Links


The OneWorld website remains the best route to individual NGOs.

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court

NGOs at the Commission for Sustainable Development

NGO Committee on Disarmament

Our World Is Not for Sale

This international coalition of activists, social movements, and organizations critique corporate globalization as socially irresponsible. They advocate a trading system based on human rights, environmental sustainability, and democracy.

Focus on the Global South

NGO Café

Resources and tools for NGOs - including a section on "kickstarting an NGO".

Work by Peter Willetts on NGOs




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