Centroamericano de Vivienda y Asentamientos Humanos - SE-CCVAH The
Central American Council for Housing and Human Settlements, based in
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), was created in 1992 to promote management in the
housing sector, to integrate regional policies and strategies, to foster
external technical and financial cooperation, to stimulate the efficiency,
specialization and coordination of housing plans, to promote the development
of a regional financial market for housing, and to harmonize the growth of
human settlements with social and economic sectors, so as to preserve the
environment and improve urban planning.
- ILO Office In San José
International Labor Organization for Central America, Panama, and the
Dominican Republic. This office was established in San José in 1967 (the
Dominican Republic joined in 1998) to cooperate with the national
development plans in the fields of competency of ILO.
- ILO Branch Office
governments, workers and employers together to promote human rights in the
workplace, create jobs and improve working conditions.
It is associated with the United Nations.
Headquarters (Geneva – Switzerland).
Regional de Modernización del Mercado Laboral The Regional Program of
Modernization of the Labor Market is an analysis of the projects to improve
the adaptability and mobility of workers.
This project, developed by SIECA,
is part of the economic reforms implemented within the move toward open
Laboral (Revista-Peru) Actualidad Laboral is the oldest labor maganize
in Peru. It publishes articles
and reviews about labor legislation in Peru, complete laws and
jurisprudence, labor conventions, and other labor materials.
- Centro de Estudio y
Promoción del Desarrollo (DESCO - Peru) The Center for the Study and
Promotion of Development is a Peruvian NGO that aims to promote social
development and to empower the marginalized sectors of the Peruvian society.
DESCO seeks to strengthen civil society by bringing people’s groups
in contact with the main social, political, and economic actors.
DESCO participates in programs of social development, education of
labor, and the production, systematization, and diffusion of the knowledge
and action plans generated through its interactions with different facets of
social, economic and political reality of Peru.
- Colegio de la Frontera
Norte (Tijuana, Mexico) The
School of the North Border (COLEF) seeks to promote scientific understanding
of the social, economic, cultural, demographic, political, urban,
environmental, gender, and health processes that characterize the Mexican
regions on the US border. It
also seeks to transform this knowledge into tools for regional planning, and
to identify and define the phenomena that may become obstacles for progress
in this region, integration within the process of national development and
the relations between Mexico and the US.
- Consorcio de
Investigación Económica (Lima, Peru) The Consortium for Economic
Research is made up by five Peruvian institutions, and benefits from
Canadian aid. Its members are
Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo (DESCO), Centro de
Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico, , Grupo de Análisis para el
Desarrollo (GRADE), Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, and Pontificia
Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
The Consortium seeks to strengthen the research capacity of the
member institutions, as well as to promote dialogue and interaction among
them. The overall goal is to
improve the quality of debate about the economic decisions in the academic
community, in public opinion, and among the political authorities.
de Santos, SA specializes in the publication of research materials,
originally written in Spanish or translated from other languages.
- Institute of
Poverty at University of Wisconsin The Institute is a university-based
center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social
inequality in the United States. It
is nonprofit and nonpartisan. It
is one of the two centers designated as a National Poverty Research Center
by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Libros One of the leading academic publishing houses in Spanish
language. Many of its
publications are co-edited with ILO.
- Red Académica
Uruguaya –RAU- Uruguayan Academic Network is integrated by Uruguay’s
non-profit academic institutions. RAU seeks to spread the knowledge, research, and
analysis generated by Uruguay’s educational institutions.
in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body.
UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly
in the field of trade and development. Focal point within the United Nations
for the integrated treatment of development and interrelated issues in the
areas of trade, finance, technology, investment and sustainable development.
Main goals are to maximize the trade, investment and
development opportunities of developing countries, and to help them face
challenges arising from globalization and integrate into the world economy,
on an equitable basis.
fora, held on various occasions to deliberate different issues selected for
in-depth treatment by the Standing Committee at a technical level.
Year for the Eradication of Poverty is
an inter-agency seminar on the effects of international economic relations on
Committee on Poverty Alleviation was established by UNCTAD as an instrument
for implementing the new partnership for development and peace.
United Nations Development
Program –UNDP- UNDP is part of the United Nations and upholds the vision
of the United Nations Charter. It is committed to the principle that development
is inseparable from the quest for peace and human security and that the United
Nations must be a strong force for development as well as peace.
UNDP's mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve
sustainable human development by assisting them to build their capacity to
design and carry out development programmes in poverty eradication, employment
creation and sustainable livelihoods, the empowerment of women and the
protection and regeneration of the environment, giving first priority to poverty
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