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Group of 77

G77 / Group of 77
As the largest Third World coalition in the United Nations, the Group of 77 provides the means for the developing world to articulate and promote its collective economic interests and enhance its joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues in the United Nations system, and promote economic and technical cooperation among developing countries

Flag The Gambia

Named after The River Gambia which flows through its length from East to West for three hundred miles, The Gambia is a small country, 500 km long and 25 to 50 km wide. It has been made famous in the rest of the world by Alex Haley, author of Roots, tracing his ancestors back to the village of Juffure.

Marcus Garvey
(1887 - 1940)

Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) form a critical link in black America's centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern "black is beautiful" ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa movement. In his own time he was hailed as a redeemer, a "Black Moses." Though he failed to realize all his objectives, his movement still represents a liberation from the psychological bondage of racial inferiority.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people's lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community. The foundation was created in January of 2000, through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which focused on expanding access to technology through public libraries, and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. Led by Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an asset base of $24.2 billion.

Hope for African Children Initiative to facilitate community-based programs: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $10 million; initiative to receive portion of proceeds from all-star "What's Going On?" single.

Genocide Monument

Kofi Setordji

Part of the monument

Accra based Kofi Setordji worked two and half years on the Genocide Monument which consists of about 300 pieces. Setordji made a travelling monument from wood, metal, clay, waste materials and paint, that consists of a number of sculpture groups and objects. This artwork that weighs more than a ton, depicts the victims, refugees, politicians, judges and eyewitnesses. The directness of the imagery speaks to the conscience of the viewer. Rows of numbered terracotta faces painfully depict the anonymity of the thousands of victims: the monument was created in memory of the more than 800,000 direct and indirect victims. On the website ( in English and Dutch) the images of the work, information on the monumental project and a biography of Setordji; an infocentre about the Rwanda genocide and other genocides. Genocide Monument is the most recent production of the Virtual Museum of Contemporary African Art- an initiative of foundation Africaserver.

Flag Ghana

Ghana is an unexpected Paradise with its Volta River Estuary - most beautiful and so much potential. Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake. Much of the attraction of Ghana is based upon its legacy as the center of the gold, ivory, and slave trade during the 17th and 18th centuries, when the mighty Ashanti empire held sway here.

M.K. Ghandi Institute

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The Mission of the Gandhi Institute is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming. The Institute, founded by Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi's grandson) and his wife Sunanda, was established to promote and teach the philosophy and practice of nonviolence to help reduce the violence that consumes our hearts, our homes, and our societies.

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The Geneva Centre supports Humanitarian Mine Action through research, operational assistance and contributions to the implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. It is an independent Foundation supported by 18 governments.

logo Global Child
"Kids Making a Difference" is a unique Project where Gigglepotz connects classrooms and students in the US, UK and Australia with the needs of the people in Africa. Students are able to write letters, email and send materials or funds to a particular cause in Africa, thus making a difference to our world.
logo Global Black Women

logo Global Black Women

This beautiful designed website is a unique focus in regard to Black women - one of global outreach and self-appreciation. On this site you'll find information about Global Black Woman Magazine and Mount Meru Holistic Products. Both resources are oriented towards helping fulfill women's goals of drawing abundance into their life and to those of their family and communities. Visitors and readers will find the resources here to provide the means of prospering in the areas of human relations, career paths, finance, physical and mental health, and last, but not least, spiritual well-being.
Global Coalition for Africa

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The Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) is an innovative intergovernmental forum that brings together top African policymakers and their partners in the international community to build consensus on Africa’s priority development issues. It is based on the premise that Africa can grow only from within, but to do so it needs outside support. The uniqueness of the GCA mission and membership mean that it is: "Alert and quick in taking up sensitive issues. It has been out in front on good governance, peaceful transition of power, the new role of the military, the fight against corruption, and in identifying constraints to investment, productivity, economic growth and poverty reduction".
Global Forest Watch

Global Forest Watch
Global Forest Watch is convinced that forest degradation would be significantly slowed around the world if governments and industry were to actually implement commitments they have made -- nationally and internationally -- to manage and protect their forests. In Africa projects are implemented in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and in Gabon. Global Forest Watch's overall objective is to infuse transparency and accountability into the decision making processes that determine how forests are managed and for whom.
Global IDP Project

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"Raising awareness on the plight of people internally displaced by conflict."

The Global IDP Project offers comprehensive online information on internal displacement worlwide, including 18 African Countries. The goal of Global IDP Project is to highlight the -often very difficult- IDP situation and to advocate on their behalf.

Global Movement for Children

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"We cannot waste our precious children. Not another one, not another day."
Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel

The Global Movement for Children is a force for change, calling for people throughout the world to take action and protect the rights of children. We all have a role to play -- leaders and citizens, public and private organizations, children and young people.

António Guterres

António Guterres
Mr. António Guterres started as UN High Commissioner for Refugees on June 15, 2005, succeeding Mr. Ruud Lubbers of the Netherlands. A former Portuguese prime minister, Mr. Guterres was elected by the UN General Assembly to a five-year term and is the UN refugee agency's 10th High Commissioner.
Global Water Partnership

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The Global Water Partnership is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles.

The mission of the Global Water Partnership is to "support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources."

Global Witness

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Global Witness campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. GW works to highlight the links between the exploitation of the natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.
Jane Goodall

The young Jane Goodall
... Dr. Louis Leakey decided that Jane Goodall was the unique individual he was looking for to begin a study of wild chimpanzees on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. At first, British authorities resisted the idea of a young woman living among wild animals in Africa.

In the summer of 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa to study the area's chimpanzee population. Although it was unheard of for a woman to venture into the wilds of the African forest, the trip meant the fulfillment of Jane Goodall's childhood dream.

Green Cross

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Green Cross International was founded by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, building on the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and Agenda 21. Green Cross is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Our mission is to help create a sustainable future by cultivating harmonious relationships between humans and the environment. Green Cross concentrates its efforts on the following five programs whose common theme is to promote a significant change in human values leading to greater respect and care for Earth's community of life in all its diversity, and to address the environmental causes and consequences of wars and conflict.

Flag Guinea

After decades of isolation, Guinea is now beginning to open up to the outside world and is relying on its mineral reserves (bauxite, copper, iron, diamonds and uranium) to pull it out of its position of one of the world’s poorest countries. Guinea is considered to have the most reliable business for foreign investors, traders and companies in Africa.



Guinea-Bissau is a gem with sleepy towns, quiet beaches and beautiful offshore islands. The 200 km long coast is very rugged and has difficult access. If you want to see how colonialism has effectively ruined a country, Guinea-Bissau is the place.

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