First of all, just wanted to let you know that we are looking at ways to
significantly reduce your download time of the IDN Web Site
(http://www.idn.org/). If anyone would be willing to host a mirror
site, please let us know.
The IDN quick link of the week may be of Interest to many of you in the
The IDN has introduced its first Discussion forum to be added to the IDN
Web Site at http://www.idn.org/. It provides readers to respond to the
newly updated ViewPoints Column, "Information Technology and Third World
Countries" (http://www.idn.org/viewpoints/view98-4.htm). From my
experience on this list, none of you strike me as being reluctant to
share your views, to take a look at the piece by Ms. Oldham and feel
free to respond to her view.
Other new items this week on the IDN Web Site (http://www.idn.org/):
IDN Membership Directory
Biographical sketches of IDN Members and list of pending membership
Tools You Can Use:
UNIDO Interactive Guide to Business Networking
Quick Link of the Week:
3rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting on
the Telecommunications and Information Industry
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - primary regional vehicle for
promoting open trade and practical economic cooperation.
APEC Internet Collaboration Center - provides a new model of how
policy-makers in government, business and academia can work
collaboratively across the Internet to advance foreign policy
initiatives in the Asia Pacific region.
APEC Sustainable Development Training & Information Network - links
training and information resources throughout APEC to promote capacity
building and human resources development.
APEC Telecommunications Network for Emerging Infections - provides a new
avenue for enhanced, rapid communications about disease threats in the
Asia Pacific Region.
CharityVillage - Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector.
Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam in Australia) - an independent, democratic,
community-based Australian organisation promoting social justice and the
alleviation of poverty through the funding of development projects both
overseas and in Aboriginal Australia.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) - a multi-donor effort
to address poverty through the support and promotion of micro-finance
Export-Import Bank of the United States - aids in financing and to
facilitate U.S. exports.
Global Fund for Women - a global network of women and men committed to a
world of equality and social justice, works with women and provides them
with the financial means to enable them to attain this vision.
National Center for APEC - serves as a liaison between the U.S. private
sector and U.S. government representatives to the APEC process,
encourages U.S. involvement in APEC, and works to expand public
understanding of the benefits of APEC to the U.S. economy and society.
Organization of African Unity - Official Web Site of the Organization of
African Unity Headquarters in Addis Ababa, contains OAU News, Documents
and Publications, Overview information, Conference information and other
Overseas Service Bureau - a not-for-profit development agency that aims
to build links and increase cooperation between Australians and people
living in developing countries.
Pax World Service - works toward a more just and equitable world by
initiating and supporting innovative, catalytic programs that encourage
peacemaking, citizen diplomacy and sustainable
PLAN International - Started during the Spanish Civil War in 1937, PLAN
International is now one of the world's largest and most experienced
child-focused development organisations.
United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi, India - Sustainable
Human Development programmes with focus on Poverty Alleviation,
promoting Gender Equality, Environment Regeneration and better
United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- collection of United Nations documents relating to the question of
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East since 1947.
United States APEC Index - Index of US-Based APEC Related Sites.
US-ASEAN Business Council - premier national private organization in
the United States representing private sector interests in ASEAN, the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency - A service of the U.S. government
helping American companies create jobs through exports.
Women's Village Banking - dedicated to fighting poverty in Central
America through a unique partnership relationship with indigenous
Women's World Banking - global not-for-profit financial institution
established to advance and promote the full economic participation of
Women's Development Banking (WDB) - To increase women's capacity to
control their environment and take their rightful place in the
development of a democratic and non-sexist South Africa.