Commission for Social Development At its special session in 1996, the United Nations Commission for Social Development was given primary responsibility for follow-up to the Social Summit. At its Thirty-Seventh Session (9-19 February 1999), three valuable documents were produced: Follow-Up to the World Summit for Social Development, E/CN.5/1999/2; Further Initiatives for the Implementation of the Outcome of the WSSD, E/CN.5/1999/3; and Report of the Secretary-General on the Outcome of the WSSD, E/CN.5/1999/4. All are available on line. URL: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev.html
DAW United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women is the focal point for gender issues in the UN system. DAW services the main UN policy-making body on women's issues and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, which monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. URL: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/
ECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) The ECA has held a series of sub-regional follow-up conferences to the Social Summit. These collaborative efforts between various UN agencies have taken up the following themes: Progress in Poverty Reduction; Progress in Employment Creation; Progress in Achieving the Objectives of the Social Sectors; and Progress in Governance. Background, objectives, indicators and other information on the conferences are featured on the ECA's Web site in a section entitled The Sub-regional Follow-up Conferences to the World Summit for Social Development. URL: http://www.uneca.org/
ECLAC-CEPAL La Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL) fue establecida por la resolución 106(VI) del Consejo Económico y Social, del 25 de febrero de 1948, y comenzó a funcionar ese mismo año. En su resolución 1984/67, del 27 de julio de 1984, el Consejo decidió que la Comisión pasara a llamarse Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe.
La CEPAL es una de las cinco comisiones regionales de las Naciones Unidas y su sede está en Santiago de Chile. Se fundó para contribuir al desarrollo económico de América Latina, coordinar las acciones encaminadas a su promoción y reforzar las relaciones económicas de los países entre sí y con las demás naciones del mundo. Posteriormente, su labor se amplió a los países del Caribe y se incorporó el objetivo de promover el desarrollo social. URL: http://www.cepal.org
Global Fund for Women Global Fund for Women is the only US-based organization that exclusively supports international women's rights groups. GFW's three areas of concern are female human rights, women's access to media and communications technology and women's economic autonomy. URL: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org
InfoChange News & Features InfoChange India is a daily development news channel, providing news, views, perspectives and debates on India 's social sector. It highlights issues crucial to the development of South Asia , and brings into sharp focus agents and avenues of change. URL: http://www.infochangeindia.org
International Relations and Security Network (ISN) The ISN is run by the Zurich-based Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). It is a free public service that provides a wide range of products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals. URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/
Rio + 20 Official site for Rio + 20, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. This link lists the UN organizations involved, which includes UNRISD. URL: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=33
SIDA's Researchers for Development Analysis (REDA) Database Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have jointly launched their shared database called Researchers for Development Analysis (REDA). The database is intended as a tool in the process of strengthening the role of research in Swedish development cooperation. The database increases the accessibility to existing experts in all academic disciplines and in research management, for Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Researchers that register in the database will be considered for peer-review processes, commissioned tasks and research, evaluations or direct consultations. URL: http://sida.orbelon.com/researcher-database/search-in-reda.aspx
Social Watch Social Watch is an NGO watchdog system that monitors the performance of governments in meeting the targets of social progress to which they subscribed at United Nations summits. The Web site includes information found in the Social Watch Reports that have been published to date. URL: http://www.socwatch.org/en/portada.htm
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