Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

APCTT is a United Nations regional institution under the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. APCTT promotes transfer of technology to and from small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.


The Association for Progressive Communications

The Association for Progressive Communications is an international network of civil society organisations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including the Internet.



The East African Regional Programme and Research Network for Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biotechnology Policy Development aims to build capacity in biotechnology in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and promote appropriate research and related policies. The Programme aims to use biotechnology in a sustainable manner in order to help improve livelihoods, ensure food security, and safeguard the environment.


CBDC Program
The CBDC (Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation Program) is a global initiative developed by governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in agricultural initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in cooperation with Northern partners.


The CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) aims to contribute to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnerships, capacity building, and policy support, promoting sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources.


Friends of the Earth Europe

FoEE coordinates and supports the campaigns and projects of its member groups which deal with a large variety of subjects including food, farming and biotechnology; climate change, energy, eco-taxation and nuclear safety; globalisation, trade, corporate accountability and sustainable development; EU Accession; and regional programmes in Central, Eastern
and South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.


Genetic Resources Action International is an international non-governmental organization which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people’s control over genetic resources and local knowledge. GRAIN reports and magazines can be read online.



The Greenpeace site features critical campaigns on various topics, such as climate change, forests, genetic engineering and sustainable trade.


The Human Genome Organisation 

The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) provides a global forum for addressing the scientific, medical, ethical, legal, social and commercial issues raised by the handling and use of genome knowledge, especially of the human genome.


The International Food Policy Research Institute identifies and analyses policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world.


The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
This research center conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. The site provides background information on biotechnology and biosafety in addition to descriptions of current and past research projects.


International Institute for Communication and Development

The IICS assists in developing countries to realize locally owned sustainable development by harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies.


International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development aims to advance policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management to make development sustainable.


International Institute for Trade and Sustainable Development

ICTSD facilitates interaction between policy-makers and those outside the system to help trade policy become more supportive of sustainable development. By helping parties increase capacity and become better informed about each other, ICTSD builds bridges between groups with seemingly disparate agendas. It seeks to enable these actors to discover the many places where their interests and priorities coincide, for ultimately sustainable development is their common objective


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The IITA was the first African link in the worldwide network of agricultural research centers supported by the CGIAR. IITA conducts research, germplasm conservation, training, and information exchange activities in partnership with regional bodies and national programs including universities, ngos, and the private sector.


International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


The International Service for National Agricultural Research aims to bring about innovation in agricultural research institutions in developing countries to increase the contribution of research to agricultural development for the poor.



OneWorld aims to be the online media gateway that most effectively informs a global audience about human rights and sustainable development


Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU
This organization is dedicated to advancing agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries by promoting the transfer, exchange and utilization of information.


Third World Network

The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. The Biotechnology pages provide articles and reports on biotechnology, biosafety and genetic engineering in the third world.


SEARICE – Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment

SEARICE works for the creation of a just and democratic civil society that upholds people initiatives towards the creative and sustainable utilization of the earth's resources.


South Centre

The South Centre is intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action in the international arena.


Sustainable Development Network

The Sustainable Development Network is a network of individuals and non-governmental organizations which generate policy materials, coordinate events for policymakers, and work with the news media to promote debate on issues which pertain to sustainable development including environmental and trade policy, economic policy, health, and legal frameworks.


World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works – intellectual property – are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.