Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

The Academic Council on the United Nations System seeks to stimulate, support, and disseminate research, analysis on the United Nations, multilateralism, and international organization. ACUNS also promotes teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between the academic and practitioner communities.

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. 


Focus on the Global South

Focus on the Global South was established in 1995 to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and corporate-driven globalisation while strengthening just and equitable alternatives.  The organisation works in solidarity with the Global South, based on the belief that progressive social change and Global South solidarity are imperative if the needs and aspirations of oppressed peoples, particularly in Asia, Latin America and Africa, are to be met.


Greenpeace is a global environmental organisation, consisting of Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Amsterdam, and 28 natio


International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC was established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961. Today, the OECD is a forum of 34 industrialised countries that develops and promotes economic and social policies.

Oxfam International

Oxfam international is the umbrella body for 17 organizations (affiliates) working in over 90 countries to overocme poverty and what it considers as injustice in different parts of the world. A key key Oxfam objective is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own l


Sydney Peace Foundation

Sydney Peace Foundation is a University of Sydney foundation established in 1998. It promotes peace with justice and the practice of non-violence and awards the Sydney Peace Prize. Past recipients of the award include Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Hans Arundhati Roy and Hanah Ashrawi.


The Institute of International Finance (IIF)

The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry. Members include commercial and investment banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks, and development banks. Membership currently stands at close to 500 financial institutions from 70 countries.

The IIF describes its mission as follows: