Good day!

Realizing that our development links directory was getting too big and
cumbersome to work with as it was, the IDN ( has
revamped our development links directory and split into categories.
This is a work in process, so the current categories are as follows:

Bilateral Aid Agencies
APEC Links
UN Links
Democracy and Election Links
Health Links
Reproductive Health/Population Related Links
Gender Resources
Microcredit and Micro-Enterprise Links
Development Research, Information Resources & News Links
Mulilateral Development Banks and Other Development Finance
Africa Related Links
Regional Organizations/Information Links
Agriculture Related Links
Trade Related Links
Water Resources Related Links
Other Links Not Yet Categorized
New Links

The category directory is available on each page of links to make your
navigation as easy as possible.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for additional

Each category page (with the exception of "other not yet categorized")
is approximately 10K in size and should make your search for links of
interest to you speedier.  If you have any suggested links, please let
us know with the form at

Here is what else is new at the IDN this week:


This week's tool is a link to the web site for the United Arab Emirates
Development Review, an information source from UAE Interact.



This week's IDN Quick Link is to the web site for the Barbados
Government Information Service.



Actions and Activism In Fostering Genuine Grassroots Participation In
Health and Nutrition

In this new edition of ViewPoints, Dr. Claudio Schuftan challenges
readers to think about their role in providing health and nutrition
services in developing countries.  You may read his submittal here.

To submit your own piece for publication, please send an e-mail to
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The following new publications are also available from the IDN

The Inter-American Development Bank has launched "Progress, Poverty and
Exclusion".  You can find out more about this title.

The International Labor Organization has launched "World Employment
Report 1998-99 - Employability in the Global Economy: How Training
Matters". You can find out more about this title.

A bookstore link is provided for each title for your convenience.  All
proceeds from the sale of books and other items are used to sustain the


Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Launched 30
years ago by Canada's Catholic bishops, laity and clergy, the
organization has a twofold purpose: ( 1 ) Educate Canadians about
North-South issues, and ( 2 ) Support initiatives by Third World people
to take control of their lives.

Catholic Fund for Overseas Development - the official relief and
development agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales.

CDR Council of Development and Reconstruction - Preparing general plan
for the country of Lebanon, investment and implementation programs for
reconstruction and development projects.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH - is
one of the world's largest consultancy organisations for development
cooperation. (German/English)

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) - promotes
economic and social development through regional and subregional
cooperation and integration.

International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity - advocates
effectively carrying out solidarity activities in the South which aim to
empower people to become authors of their destiny and development.

International Federation for Information Processing - a
non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national
societies working in the field of information processing.

MISEREOR - founded in 1958 as an agency "against hunger and disease in
the world". In its capacity as the overseas development agency of the
Catholic Church in Germany.

National Economic and Development Authority of the Philippines - the
Philippines' social and economic development planning and policy
coordinating body.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - a private, nonprofit,
grant-making organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic
institutions around the world.

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the
Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) - stimulates and assists, through
research, training and the collection and dissemination of information,
the advancement of women and making women's contribution to development
more visible.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) - an
autonomous agency engaging in multi-disciplinary research on the social
dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development.

The Turner Foundation - financial grants in the areas of population and
the environment.

World Education - provides training and technical assistance in
non-formal education for adults and children with special emphasis on
income generation, small enterprise development, literacy, adult basic
education, workplace education, environmental education, maternal and
child health, AIDS education, food production, refugee orientation and
training, and family life education.

World Relief - the international assistance arm of the National
Association of Evangelicals.

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - mission is leadership
in multi-disciplinary education and research in environmental science
and management. Its graduates work in universities, government agencies,
private corporations, and non-governmental organizations throughout the


The following stories were provided to sponsoring members of the IDN in
the daily electronic newsletter "The Development Front":

Co-operation Agreement with British Agency to Boost African Trade

George Clooney, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Hendricks, Sophia Loren,
Miriam Makeba and Other Celebrities Join the FAO Campaign Against Hunger

US$20 Million Agreement Signed Between the ITU and Argentina

Change in East Timor

New Zealand's McKinnon to Visit the Caribbean and New York

New Zealand Appoints New High Commissioner for Solomons

OECD Calculates 1996 Purchasing Power Parities and International
Comparisons of Real GDP

Argentina's Health Minister Elected President of Pan American Sanitary
Conference by Health Ministers from 35 Countries Meeting in Washington

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland Calls for Commitment to Build Healthy
Populations in Healthy Communities

United States To Provide Additional Food Assistance to North Korea

Russian Prime Minister Primakov Receives UNESCO Director-General in

Combating Corruption Is Key to Indonesia's Economic Recovery, World Bank

World Bank Managing Director Meets with Papua New Guinea's Prime
Minister; Potential Conflict of Interest Addressed

Shelter: A Crisis for Thousands of Displaced Kosovars

Mali: UNHCR is Leaving but the Returnees Still Need Help

Immediate Action Needed to Save Lives in Kosovo

Kosovar IDPs Under Pressure in Montenegro

New Zealand Post Joins Royal Mail In Bid For South African Postal

DFID To Provide £2 Million for Kosovo Refugees

ADRA Resumes Albania Programs, Country Travel Resumed Following Unrest

Diane Marleau Announces Canada Will Provide Aid to Flood Victims in
Southern Mexico

Ex-Im Bank Working Capital Guarantee Helps Florida Entrepreneur Expand
Workforce And Provide State-of-the-Art Cellular Equipment To Asia, Latin

New IDB Strategy for Management of Coastal and Marine Resources for
Sustainable Development of Latin America

IDB and U.S. Government Co-sponsor Hemispheric Conference to Promote
Women's Leadership

IFC Invests in Paper Plant in Romania

IFC Advises Panama on Privatization of Energy Firms

International Conference on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
Held by OECD

Arab Countries Strive to Meet International Goals Set at UN Conferences

UNESCO and British Fashion Council Co-operate in Joint Project for
Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh

Establishment of a UNESCO Transdisciplinary Chair of Peace Philosophy in

UNICEF Launches Meena Animation Series

World Food Programme to Provide Emergency Food Aid to 5.8 Million Flood
Victims in China

First Snow Falls in Kosovo; Worsening of Crisis Feared

UNDP Administrator Will Leave on 30 June 1999

World's Least Developed Countries and Net Food Importing Countries
Warned to Prepare for 1999 Millenium Round of Agriculture Trade

Chancellor Urged to Make Debt Relief Work to End Poverty

UNESCO and "White Helmets" Sign Co-operation Agreement

Bolivia to Receive US$760 Million in Debt Relief

The World Bank Reaches out to Lao PDR's Remote Northern Provinces

World Bank to Assist Uzbekistan's Health Care Sector

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Dominica

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Belize

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with India

World Bank Expresses Strong Support for Brazil's Continuing Fiscal
Reform Efforts

CARE Staff are Safe Despite Heavy Fighting in the Capital Of Lesotho

Britain's CDC Joins International Investors to Launch Mozambique's First
Private Equity Fund

Britain's CDC Invests US$43.7m to Expand Telecommunications in Africa

Britain's CDC and Australia's Aurora Gold Purchase Gold Assets in Papua
New Guinea

IDB Hosts Seminar on Information Technology in Tax Administration

IDB Approves Largest Loan in its History in Two Financing Operations for
Brazil Totaling $1.350 Billion

President of IDB Welcomes Speech of Brazil's President Cardoso

Why Not Contraceptives? --- Medalla

OPIC Board Approves $1.6 Billion in Long-term Financing and Insurance
for U.S. Ventures in Key Regions

Dr. George A.O. Alleyne Re-elected Director of PAHO

World Debt Crisis - a Silent Holocaust

Fine Gael's Michael Noonan Urges Government Re-think on World Debt

WFP Distributes First Emergency Food Aid to Conflict Victims in Kinshasa

WFP to Continue Emergency Aid to Conflict Victims in Guinea Bissau

WFP Air Fleet For Sudan Grows With Addition of German Military Aircraft

World Bank Annual Report 1998 Launched

World Bank to Help Establish Wholesale Market in Poland

Mozambique Pledges Continued Growth and Commitment to Reform

ADB Loan to Sri Lanka for Urban Development and Housing Finance

ADB Loan to Kyrgyz Republic to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Floods

Dominicans Receive Assistance in the Wake Of Hurricane Georges

CARE Suspends Programs In Lesotho After Violent Uprising

Drought Assistance for Fiji

IDB Approves $1,175,000 to Strengthen International Negotiating Capacity
of Caribbean Community

IDB Approves $9 Million For Social Programs in Dominican Republic

IDB Approves $96 Million in Financing For Nicaragua to Modernize Banking
System, Build Power Plant

IFC Boosts Support for Emerging Economies in Year of Crisis: 1998 Annual

PAHO Responds to Countries Affected by Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal
for Emergency Funds for Haiti and Dominican Republic

Cuba, Nicaragua, U.S. Elected to Executive Committee; Dr. George Alleyne
re-elected as Director of PAHO

UNESCO Calls on Milosevic to Respect Academic Freedom

Children impacted by Hurricane Georges in Haiti, Dominican Republic

IMF Approves Stand-By Credit for El Salvador

UNEP and Habitat Receive Turner Foundation Grants

Sixth Annual Clean-up the World Campaign Attracts More Participants

UNEP Executive Director Welcomes UNCTAD's 1998 Trade And Development

Small Island States Development Fund Being Reviewed

Health Ministers Ask Urgent Steps to Protect Children from Tobacco

First Ladies to Discuss Family Violence, Measles Eradication

UN Signs Agreement with NGO Coalition on Human Rights

Canadians Respond to Hurricane Georges in the Caribbean

ADRA Assists Haiti as Georges Moves On

Arab Ministerial Conference on Population & Development Opened Today in
Beirut, Lebanon

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