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Land degradation is one of five priority areas for the GEF, the main UN funding agency for environment and development projects. Between 2002 and 2005, the agency invested some $250 million in projects that incorporated good land management practice into national development plans. This website provides a list of 64 land management projects from all over the world that have received GEF funding. It lists how much each project received and also provides advice and guidance to those who want to apply for GEF funds.
The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of the poor. Although it covers issues for both infectious and non-communicable diseases, the agency recognises that mental health problems are severely neglected in developing countries. As well as links to various publications and reports, the website also hosts RealHealthNews, which aims to share news on research and interventions that can improve the health of those in developing countries.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) publishes background information on water security issues and climate change. GWP advocate Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as the best route to sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. Its website provides extensive international case studies of the partnership's work, latest news and links to related IWRM.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) aims to protect the rights of scientists by working at the crossroads of the right to science and the protection of science as a right. ICSU's work, particularly through the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, promotes human rights-based approaches to climate change research, and social and environmental well-being. The ICSU website contains a collection of key international charters and declarations relevant to human rights and science.
IEA Bioenergy was set up by the International Energy Agency in 1978, with the goal of fostering collaboration between countries with national bioenergy programmes. It undertakes a series of 'tasks', each with a work programme led by a participating nation. Ongoing tasks include analysing bioenergy systems and producing biomass from sustainable forestry.
A unit within the World Health Organization, IVR aims to develop and promote a global and sustainable research and development pipeline. This would deliver cost-effective vaccines against diseases that are particularly devastating in developing countries. The website provides a useful summary of its vaccine portfolio and a report of the IVR Global Vaccine Research Forum
This website publishes information on the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's work, which aims to help UN member states manage ocean and coastal resources effectively. It and coordinates programmes in marine research, hazard mitigation and capacity building. The website provides links to news articles; access to publications, such as a blueprint for ocean and coastal sustainability; and links to resources, relevant organisations and events. It is part of UNESCO and has a specialist branch devoted to the Western Pacific region (WESTPAC).
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It does not carry out new research nor does it monitor climate related data. Instead, it bases its assessment mainly on published and peer reviewed scientific technical literature.
The International AIDS Society is the world's professional society for scientists, healthcare and public health workers, and others engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, control and care. It organises two biennial events: the International AIDS Congress, and the Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment. Other IAS activities include a clinical trials partnership for improving the coordination and information sharing of clinical trials in developing countries.
IAVI is a global organisation working to speed the development and distribution of preventive AIDS vaccines. IAVI’s work focuses on: mobilising support through advocacy and education; accelerating scientific progress; encouraging industrial participation in AIDS vaccine development; and assuring global access. Its newsletter, IAVI report, is a useful source of up-to-date information and insights, and is accompanied by a lay summary Vax. The website also includes recent policy publications, HIV/AIDS news headlines, an excellent glossary and a vaccines trials database.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, an independent UN organisation, works with member states to promote the safe, secure and peaceful development of nuclear technology. The website outlines the organisation's five key areas of work which include helping countries to use nuclear technology for sustainable development, building capacity in energy planning, and providing a framework to protect people's health against radiation. It also signposts relevant resources such as reports, conferences and research laboratories.
ICIMOD, based in Kathmandu, serves as a mountain learning and knowledge centre, committed to improving the sustainable livelihoods of mountain peoples in the extended Himalayan region. ICIMOD's strategy is based on working with its partners to identify, test, adapt and provide innovative solutions for overcoming mountain vulnerabilities. The centre builds institutional capacities and facilitates the development of mountain policy and regional cooperation, by serving as a multidisciplinary documentation centre and consultative centre on sustainable development in mountains.