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Expert Sitings: Kofi A. Annan
Kofi A. Annan is secretary-general of the United Nations (www.un.org). Annan's recommended sites -- some created by the United Nations, some independent -- reflect his belief that "information and communications technologies are enormously powerful tools for development. One of the most pressing challenges is to harness this extraordinary force, spread it throughout the world, and make its benefits accessible and meaningful for all humanity, in particular the poor."
The Cyberschoolbus is the education component of the U.N. Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. A related site, the Global Movement for Children (www.gmfc.org) is a collection of people and organizations dedicated to promoting children’s rights.
The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Science and Industry) is one of the largest and most innovative scientific and cultural centers in the world.
The Small Arms Survey provides accurate information on the global flow of small arms and light weapons.
OneWorld is a community of over 1,000 organizations working for social justice. Its Web site provides up-to-date news on social justice issues worldwide.
For current, strategic, and nonpartisan news on Asia and Africa’s most remote and underdeveloped areas, visit the Integrated Regional Information Networks homepage.
Digital Partners is a Seattle-based nonprofit institute bringing together IT entrepreneurs, philanthropic foundations, and development institutions to create solutions for the world’s poor.
The World Resources Institute’s mission is to promote living in ways that protect the earth’s environment.
UNAIDS supports an expanded response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This site reports on program activities and links to factual and statistical information on HIV/AIDS and related issues.
The International Commission of Jurists is a nongovernmental organization that promotes and protects judiciary independence and the rule of law.
Human Rights Internet is a leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community.