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ENG 111 - SPRING 2019 - Climate Change & Global Migration (Cambridge): Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

LibGuide for Professor Cambridge's ENG 111 Spring 2019 class

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the main body of the United Nations with which NGOs have consultative status. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) information on the Internet can be located using the following directories  and the Google NGO search engine.

​Coaltion for the International Criminal Court.  Includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC.

The Global Compact.  UN compact with businesses worldwide to address principles in the fields of human rights, labour, the environment and corruption.

Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect.  International NGO created to "transform the principle of the responsibility to protect into a practical guide for action in the face of mass atrocities."

Human Security Report.  Information and analyses on global and regional trends in armed conflict and other forms of organized violence.  From the Human Security Report Project.

Integrated Civil Society Information Database. Provides general profiles for civil society organizations, including address, contacts, activities and meeting participation, etc.

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.  Coalition bringing together NGOs from all regions of the world to strengthen normative consensus for RtoP,

International Peace Institute. Independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions.

NGOs Associated with the UN Department of Public Information. Directory of over 1,400 NGOs affiliated with the UN Department of Public Information.

NGOs with Consultative Status with the UN Economic & Social Council. Includes la searcg engine and listing of NGOS with UN ECOSOC counsultative status, reports, and other links.

UN Democracy Fund.  A UN General Trust Fund whose chief function is funding projects that strengthen the voice of civil society in democratic processes around the world.

United Nations Foundation. Foundation created in 1998 from Ted Turner's one billion gift to support UN causes and activities.

United Nations and Civil Society. Gateway site to various elements of the UN involved in partnerships with civil society: business, the media, and NGOs.

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships. UN liaison office for the United Nations Foundation - "the UN and the private sector working together."

United Nations/NGO Liaison Service. Small office promoting partnerships between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.

World Federalist Movement. Includes programs working to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity and promote the application of the rule of law.


Official UN News outlets

The following are Official UN Media and News Sources.  This is information the UN publishes about itself and other sources offer different perspectives.

United Nations News Centre
The UN Chronicle
United Nations Radio

United Nations Facebook
UN Youtube
UN Photos
UN Twitter