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African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Caribbean Community
To provide dynamic leadership and service, in partnership with community institutions and groups, toward the attainment of a viable, internationally competitive and sustainable Community, with improved quality of life for all.
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Economic Community of Central African States
ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Hydrographic Organization
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization that was established in 1921 to support the safety in navigation and the protection of the marine environment. The object...
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...
International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 125 member states, a further 18 states ho...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, ...

News Releases

Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sources Select Resources

Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture
Branigan, Tania
Article
2012
The Guardian
Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
Fotiadis, Apostolis
Article
2014
Inter Press Service
The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the r...
A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own his...
A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
Rumble in the jungle
Carroll, Rory
Article
2009
Guardian Weekly
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.

Sources Bookshelf

Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.

Media

Making Waves
Discusses the principles and practice of economic development geared to rebuild endangered or deteriorating communities.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure
Leads and promotes Ontario economic development and markets the province as a tourist destination and place for business and job growth. Information on the ministry is available via the Internet: www....
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
Promotes and assists the financing and development of industry in the region, providing employment outside the coal-producing sector and broadening the base of the local economy.
Industry Canada
Industry Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, and innovative knowledge-based Canadian economy that provides more and better jobs for Canadians; supports stronger, sustainable business...
Newfoundland & Labrador Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
This Department of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is responsible for the planning, analysis, research, development, and promotion activity related to all aspects of the province's tourism...
Western Economic Diversification
Works to strengthen western innovation, entrepreneurship and community economic development.


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