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International Organizations and Government Websites
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN
  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
   
International Bureau of Education
  The International Bureau of Education (IBE): a global centre in the area of curriculum development and a field-oriented institute supporting UNESCO action aimed at attaining quality Education for All.
   
International Committee of the Red Cross
  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
   
International Organization For Migration
  An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
   
ReliefWeb
  ReliefWeb is your source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis.
   
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  OCHA is the arm of the UN Secretariat that is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
   
UNESCO
  UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.
   
UN High Commission for Refugees
  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
   
UNICEF
  UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
   
UN World Food Program
  The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.
   
US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
  The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is one of the State Department's "functional," as opposed to "geographic" bureaus. This indicates a Bureau that focuses on a particular issue wherever it arises around the world. As described in our mission statement, our focus is refugees, other migrants, and conflict victims. Our goal is to protect these people, who are often living in quite dangerous conditions.
   
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Home Page
  Formed in 2003 as part of the federal government's response to the 9/11 attacks, ICE's primary mission is to protect national security, public safety and the integrity of the U.S. borders through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.
   
US Office of Foreign Humanitarian Assistance
  The United States gives more to those in crisis than any other country in the world. USAID is the U.S. Government agency that is responsible for directing these contributions to thousands of non-profit partners and international organizations like the World Food Program and UNICEF. In tandem with these organizations, the agency helps those affected by disaster to cope and then begin again by converting crisis situations into opportunities to promote peace, democracy, and economic growth. USAID ensures that all of this assistance is spent in the way that most effectively helps those who are in need.
   
World Health Organization
  WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
   


Jesuit Network
The Society of Jesus — Worldwide
  sjweb.info serves as a portal connecting Jesuits and friends around the world
   
The Social Justice Secretariat of the Society of Jesus
  To build a fuller expression of justice and love into the structures of human life in common is the purpose of the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus, among the many other works that Jesuits do.
   
Ignatian Solidarity Network
  The Ignatian Solidarity Network's purpose is to facilitate and enhance the effectiveness of existing social justice and advocacy efforts that are currently present in Jesuit affiliated high schools, universities and colleges, parishes, retreat centers, independent organizations and lay individuals across the nation. The network serves as a means to connect, strengthen, and broaden communication among these already existing groups in order to better understand what it means to live and act upon "a faith that does justice."
   
U.S. Jesuit Conference
  Jesuits around the world are organized into 91 geographic areas called provinces governed by a provincial superior who is appointed by and reports directly to the Society’s Superior General. Jesuit provinces are grouped into 10 regional “assistancies,” each with an “assistant” to Father General in Rome. In the United States, ten provinces form a single assistancy. Although each province has its own administrative headquarters, the ten provinces of the United States are organized into a conference to promote common goals and oversee international projects. The Jesuit Conference of the United States offices in Washington, DC provide liaison staffing among the ten provinces, various national associations and the Society’s international headquarters in Rome.
   
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)
  Based in four core values—social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality—the Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Jesuit Volunteers are called to the mission of serving the poor directly. They work for and with people who are homeless, unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. More than 250 grassroots organizations across the world count on Jesuit Volunteers to provide essential services.
   
Jesuit Commons
  Jesuit Commons is a "virtual meeting place" where a millions-strong, global network of individuals, schools and institutions collaborate to benefit poor communities.
   
Jesuit Secondary Education Association
  JSEA initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion.
   


Non-Governmental Organizations and Coalitions
InterAction
  Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. Collectively, InterAction’s more than 190 members work in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith-based and secular.
   
United States Campaign to Ban Landmines
  Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is a member of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL), a coalition of thousands of organizations and people working to ban further U.S. use, production, and export of anti-personnel landmines and cluster bombs, encourage the U.S. to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the cluster bomb treaty being negotiated in 2008, and get high levels of U.S. government support for demining and assistance programs for victims of landmines, cluster bombs, and other unexploded remnants of war. The USCBL is one of 90 country campaigns that comprise the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) — winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. The USCBL is also part of the global Cluster Munition Coalition, working for a strong treaty to ban use of cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians.
   


Other Useful Resources
America Magazine
  America, a Jesuit magazine, was planned as the American counterpart of The Tablet of London, a respected Catholic weekly review. America is the only national Catholic weekly magazine in the United States.
   
Exile Images
  Reportdigital.co.uk is one of the leading independent picture libraries and brings together a diverse group of photographers in depicting not only the contradictions of contemporary life in the UK but also those of an increasingly globalized world.
   
Missionary Service News Agency (MISNA)
  Misna provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense. Journalistically, the news agency – which is often described as ‘alternative’ or as providing ‘counter-information’ – has the primary aim of integrating and sometimes also ‘correcting’ the ‘genetically modified information’ put into circulation by large global news systems that have a different perception of the world.
   
University of Texas Maps
  Online maps of current and general interest.
   
ECRE
   
BBC Migrant World
  Stories dealing with the issue of migration from the BBC.
   
Brookings-Sais Project on Internal Displacement
  The Project on Internal Displacement was created to promote a more effective national, regional, and international response to this global problem and to support the work of the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in carrying out the responsibilities of the mandate. The Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement monitors displacement problems worldwide, promotes the dissemination and application of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, works with governments, regional bodies, international organizations and civil society to create more effective policies and institutional arrangements for IDPs, convenes international seminars on internal displacement, and publishes major studies, articles and reports.
   
Center for Concern
  Rooted in Catholic social tradition, the Center of Concern works collaboratively to create a world where economic and social systems guarantee basic rights, uphold human dignity, promote sustainable livelihoods and renew Earth.
   
Forced Migration Online
  Forced Migration Online provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. Designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field, FMO aims to give comprehensive information in an impartial environment and to promote increased awareness of human displacement issues to an international community of users.
   
Inter-University Committee on International Migration
  Since its establishment in 1974, the Inter-University Committee on International Migration has been a focal point for migration and refugee studies at member institutions, which include Boston University, Brandeis University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and Wellesley College.