Global Organisations

Posted on August 20, 2011


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Official website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

EarthTrends

A comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

The Worldwatch Institute

The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. The Institute’s three main program areas include Climate & Energy, Food & Agriculture, and the Green Economy.

Blue Planet United

Blue Planet United is a public-benefit non-profit organisation that helps people make connections between three defining issues of three 21st century: population stabilization, sustainable consumption, and the preservation of wild landscapes and seascapes.

State of the World Forum

Global warming has reached a crisis point.  If unaddressed, rising global temperatures will trigger dramatic increases in extreme weather events and cause the oceans to rise, threatening all coastal cities, displacing hundreds of millions of people, and destroying thousands of species.  At the very most, we have about ten years to act before natural forces spin out of any human capacity to control events.

United Nations Global issues

As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone.

To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, in the six and a half decades since its creation the United Nations has added on new challenges, such as climate change, international terrorism and AIDS.

While conflict resolution and peacekeeping continue to be among its most visible efforts, the UN, along with its specialized agencies, is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world – from disaster relief, through education and advancement of women, to peaceful uses of atomic energy.

This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.

World Hunger

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.