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50 Years Is Enough

The coalition was founded in 1994 and includes over 200 U.S. grassroots, women’s, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labour and development organizations dedicated to the transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The organisation aims to develop knowledge about the issues at stake, to mobilise civic groups and to promote alternative policies. Since 1998 it publishes ‘Economic Justice News’ three times a year, which analyses the impact of policies by the World Bank and the IMF.

Address: 50 Years Is Enough Network - 3628 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017 - USA
Phone: 202-463-2265

Africa Action

Created in 1953, Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Their mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis and mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission.

Address : 1634 Eye Street, NW, #810, Washington, DC 20006 - USA
Phone: (202) 546-7961
Fax: (202) 546-1545
Email: africaaction AT

Center for International Policy (CIP)

The Center for International Policy was founded in 1975, in the wake of the Vietnam War, by former diplomats and peace activists. This mix of those from inside the government and those from outside by choice has shaped both our methodology and our agenda.

CIP’s Americas Program offers timely policy analysis, North-South dialogue and in-depth reports on key issues of the hemisphere through weekly publications by its experienced staff and regional network of policy experts.

Our Win Without War project is a coalition of national organizations that oppose the militarization of U.S. foreign policy and the doctrine of unilateral military preemption. It advocates fundamental changes in U.S. policy in Iraq that will bring our troops home safely and quickly and promote the creation of a sovereign and peaceful Iraq.

Address : 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 801 - Washington, DC 20036
Phone: + 202 232-3317
Fax: +202 232-3440

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

Address : 1611 Conn. Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 293-5380
Fax: (202) 588-1356
Email: cepr AT


CorpWatch was founded in 1996 and counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. It works to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization, a diverse movement for human rights and dignity, labor rights and environmental justice. The group produces publications, launches campaigns and provides resources on its site relating to corporate responsibility.

Address: 1611 Telegraph Avenue, #702 Oakland, CA 94612 USA
Phone: 510-271-8080
Email: on website

Environmental Defense (...)

Environmental Defense is an american nonprofit organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, it is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems.

Address : 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010 - USA
Tel : (212) 505-2100
Fax : (212) 505-2375
Email :
Website :

Free Software Foundation (FSF)

The FSF is a non-profit organization based in Boston. Established in 1985, it is dedicated to promoting computer users’ rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free software, particularly the GNU operating system, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.


Global Exchange

Founded in 1988, Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.

Address : 2017 Mission Street, #303, San Francisco CA 94110 - USA
Phone: 01-415-255-7296
Fax: 415.255.7498

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

Global Response

Global Response (GR) is an Environmental Action and Education Network based in Colorado (US). It was founded in 1990, has today some 6000 members in 100 countries. GR organizes international letter-writing campaigns to help communities prevent environmental destruction (anything between the protection of sea turtles and ozone layer). GR takes action only when the requests come from the local grassroots and indigenous groups and empowers people of all ages, cultures, and nationalities to protect the environment by creating partnerships for effective citizen action.

Address : PO Box 7490, Boulder, Colorado, 80306 - USA
Phone: 303 444 0306
Fax: 303 449 9794
Email: erin AT

ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsability)

For over thirty years the ICCR has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. ICCR’s membership is an association of 275 faith- based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, endowments, hospital corporations, economic development funds and publishing companies. ICCR and its members press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible. Each year ICCR- member religious institutional investors sponsor over 100 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues. The combined portfolio value of ICCR’s member organizations is estimated to be $110 billion

Address : Room 1842, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115 - USA
Phone: 212-870-2295
Fax: 212-870-2023
Email: info AT

International Budget Project (IBP)

The International Budget Project was formed within the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in 1997 to nurture the growth of civil society capacity to analyze and influence government budget processes, institutions and outcomes. The IBP is interested particularly in working with those organizations that focus on the impact of the budget on poor and low-income people in developing countries or new democracies. The group provides training and assistance and also participates in the monitoring of budget transparency.

Address: International Budget Project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 820 First Street, NE Suite 510 Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202 408 1080
Fax: 202 408 8173
Email: info AT

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

ICNL is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world. ICNL helps establish the legal framework for a strong and effective global civil society through technical assistance to over 90 countries, the expertise of its multinational in-house staff and global network of legal specialists, and its partnerships with civil society representatives, government officials, scholars, and business leaders.

Address : 1126 16th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 - USA
Phone: (202) 452-8600
Fax: (202) 452-8555
Email: infoicnl AT

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. The Center works in societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict, as well as in established democracies where historical injustices or systemic abuse remain unresolved.

Address: 20 Exchange Place, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10005
Phone: 1.917.438.9300
Fax: 1.212.509.6036
Email: info AT

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 :

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

IFAW is dedicated to animal welfare for forty years. It is based in 13 countries and gathers two million contributors worldwide.

Address: International Headquarters, 411 Main Street, P.O. Box 193, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 - USA
Phone: 1 508 744 2000 / 1 800 932 4329
Fax: 1 508 744 2009
Email: info AT (see also: contact)
Website :

International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF)

ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide, which is committed to overcoming the problems of child labor, forced labor, and other abusive labor practices. It promotes enforcement of labor rights internationally through public education and mobilization, research, litigation, legislation, and collaboration with labor, government and business groups.

Address : 2001 S St., NW #420
Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 347-4100
Fax: (202) 347-4885

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Founded in 1933, the IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.

Address : International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
New York 10168-1289 - USA
Phone : (212) 551-3000
Fax : (212) 551-3180
Contact :
Website :

New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

Started in 1998, New Rules for Global Finance is a coalition of development, human rights, labor, environmental, and religious organizations and scholars dedicated to the reform of the global financial architecture in order to stabilize the world economy, reduce poverty and inequality, uphold fundamental rights, and protect the environment.

Address : 1660 L Street, NW, Ste 1200, Washington, DC 20036 - USA
Fax: 202-775-0819
Email: jbaker AT

No bases - International network for the abolition of foreign military bases

Opposition to foreign military presence has a long and rich history. Wherever there’s a military base, there is usually a movement resisting its encroachment on sovereignty and democracy. Around the world, communities, social movements, women’s organisations, political parties, environmental groups, intellectuals and religious groups have been campaigning in various ways through the years against foreign military presence, militarisation, and milsitary interventions. In some cases, such efforts have taken the form of a specific single-issue campaign. In others, the campaign has been part of broader movements for independence and social justice.

For these campaigns, the issue of foreign military presence has served as a rallying and unifying cause that has driven grassroots organising, educational campaigns, and political mobilisation. In a number of places, notably in the Philippines or in Puerto Rico, popular movements against foreign bases succeeded in adding to the social pressure that led to the termination of basing agreements with the United States. Even then, campaigns to force the US to clean up the toxic legacy of their vacated military bases continue. In many places, such as Korea or Japan, the campaigns have been going on for generations. In others, such as Ecuador, Paraguay, Uzbekistan or Bulgaria, the struggle has only recently begun.

Website :
Phone : +63 24330899

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. They campaign for openness and democratic accountability in government; for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care.

Address: 1600 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 588-1000
Email: See website for list of email addresses.

The Democracy Center

The Democracy Center works globally to advance human rights through a combination of investigation and reporting, training citizens in the art of public advocacy, and organizing international citizen campaigns. Much of their work is based in Bolivia. The campaign Human Rights First looks at the conflict of interests between world trade agreements and conventions for the protection of human rights. The Center has also produced publications on empowering citizens in the political process and monitoring public budget spending.

Address: The Democracy Center, P.O. Box 22157, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: 415/564 4767
Fax: 978/383 1269
Email: info AT

The Educational Travel Community

Building upon 20 years of a successful conference platform facilitating industry partnerships and professional development, ETC is broadening its’ base with the online Educational Travel Community. Its implementation of a web-based educational travel community is aimed at streamlining the way colleagues communicate quickly and efficiently with one another, accessing educational resources and timely information critical to their jobs.

Address : PO Box 159, Ronan, MT 59864-0159 - USA
Phone: 406-745-4800

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

For more than four decades, IPS has strengthened and linked social movements through articulation of root principles and fundamental rights, research and analysis on current events and issues, and connections to policymakers, academics, and activists at all levels. As a multi-issue think tank, it proposes information regarding Action Agenda for Electoral Reform; Drug Policies; Ecotourism and Sustainable Development; Foreign Policies; Global Economy; Nuclear Policies; UN; Peace and Security; Progressive Challenge; Social Action and Leadership School; Sustainable Energy and Economy Network.

Address : 1112 16th Street NW Suite 600 Washington DC 20036 - USA
Phone: (202) 234-9382
Fax: (202) 387-7915
Email: scott AT

Tobin Tax Initiative

The Tobin Tax Initiative’s goal is to increase a national dialogue on the Tobin Tax proposal by raising awareness and education among grassroots organizations, opinion leaders, and policymakers in the United States. TTI-USA also acts in cooperation with international efforts to get Tobin-style taxes adopted around the world. The TTI-USA is a program of the International Innovative Revenue Project (itself a project of the Center for Environmental Economic Development).
The group’s sister organizations include ATTAC and the Halifax Initiative. See particularly the currently more active sister site for the UK group at which also campaigns for a currency transaction tax (CTT), as well as

Address : Tobin Tax Initiative, CEED/IIRP, PO Box 4167, Arcata, CA 95518-4167 - USA
Phone: (707) 822-8347
Fax: (707) 822-4457
Email: cecilr AT

World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)

Created in 1946 - one year after the establishment of the UN -, the World Federation has become a global network of hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 states. It is an independent, non-governmental organization with Category One Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and consultative or liaison links with many other UN organizations and agencies. Its mission of the World Federation of United Nations Associations is to inform, sustain and energize a global network of United Nations Associations to support the principles and programs of the United Nations and to help shape its agenda.

Address : 1 United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-1177, New York, NY 10017 - USA
Phone: (212) 963-5610
Fax: (212) 963- 0447
Email: wfunany AT

World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.

Address : 10 G Street, NE (Suite 800), Washington, DC 20002 - USA
Phone: 1+202/729-7600
Fax: 1+202/729-7610
Email :
Website :

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