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Human Rights

Amnesty International - Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. It conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights - demanding justice for those whose rights have been violated. AI works to mobilize public opinion which exerts pressure on individuals who perpetrate abuses.

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch is the largest U.S. based human rights organization which conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. These findings are then published, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world.

Human Development Reports - The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual milestone publication by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The goal of the report is to place people at the center of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy and advocacy. The Human Development Report is the product of a selected team of leading scholars, development practitioners and members of the Human Development Report Office of UNDP. It is translated into numerous languages and launched in more than 140 countries annually.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, OHCHR leads global human rights efforts speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. They provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

National Economic & Social Rights Initiative - The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) promotes a human rights vision for the United States that ensures dignity and access to the basic resources needed for human development and civic participation. Towards this end, NESRI works with organizers, policy advocates and legal organizations to incorporate a human rights perspective into their work and build human rights advocacy models tailored for the United States.