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Under its Framework Six funding programme, this new European Union initiative aims to translate medical research results into clinical trials in developing countries, particularly in Africa. The first move is to provide 200 million Euros for the development of new medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The website contains a general outline of this scheme and information about its projects.
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.
ISESCO aims to promote the separate and distinct educational, scientific and cultural heritage that combines the 57 OIC member countries. The primary purpose of the organisation is to coordinate the activities of specialist agencies responsible for similar functions within each of the OIC member countries.
ISESCO has helped develop a number of action plans and strategies on an OIC-wide basis in areas such as water resources, university education and Islamic culture. ISESCO has also started awarding prizes in education and literacy, sciences and university research, and culture and communication to individuals within the OIC member countries.
The NCCR North–South organisation, one of twenty National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) set up by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is a network of more than 350 researchers from more than 40 countries dedicated to finding sustainable, practical solutions to the challenges of global change. It focuses on themes that include livelihoods, health and natural resources and works through partnerships between institutions and individuals in the North and South.
The website details information on current partnerships and research projects, and provides free access to publications such as reports, PhD theses, policy briefs and project results. Videos, images and an events and jobs section are also available free of charge.
This web portal publishes information and documents about emerging perspectives on human rights and development. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) works to create links between human rights experts, policymakers, and development planners. It directs these efforts towards bringing rights-based development paradigms to contribute to poverty prevention, conflict eradication, and improved aid. The website provides a link to key human rights and development documents.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a policymaking organisation committed to gender equality and women's advancement worldwide. It prepares reports and gives recommendations to the ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in education, for example, and advises the council on women's rights problems. The website provides information on the commission's mandate, procedures and agreements. It also provides access to documents associated with their 55th session that focused on women and girls' access and participation in education, training and science and technology.
This website summarises activities undertaken by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address gender inequalities in science. It provides useful links to gender-related data, key publications, as well as UNESCO and UN initiatives that aim to promote gender equality. The website also makes available reports on topic areas such as science and technology policy and disaster risk reduction, and provides information about an awards programme that recognises the achievements of women researchers.
This is the official website of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, taking place in Brazil on 20–22 June 2012.
The conference will bring together world leaders, governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organisations to formulate a plan to reduce poverty, create social equity and protect the environment. It is organised around two themes: the green economy, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.
The website publishes information about the conference including background information, overviews and briefing papers on key themes, and other relevant publications. It lists all events and meetings relevant to the conference, and provides information about news and links to external sources as well as ways to connect with involved parties.
This organisation promotes the peaceful use of nuclear power and supports the global nuclear energy industry through expert working groups, representation in policy forums, and information sharing. The website publishes news, public information on nuclear energy — including country-specific analysis and background information on nuclear fuel cycles — a communication network for members, an index of nuclear stocks, and relevant publications. It also provides access to a database of nuclear reactors and information on conferences.