The foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the IBA was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. In the ensuing 70 years since its creation, the organisation has evolved, from an association comprised exclusively of bar associations and law societies, to one that incorporates individual international lawyers and entire law firms. The present membership is comprised of more than 80,000 individual international lawyers from most of the world’s leading law firms and some 190 bar associations and law societies spanning more than 170 countries. The IBA has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community, and through its global membership it influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.
The Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA) is a non-profit, umbrella professional association of all lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The NBA has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with similar goals in Nigeria and in Africa.  The NBA is made up of 125 branches, three professional sections, two specialized institutes, six practice-cadre forums, and high level leverage in the political society in Nigeria. Its National Secretariat is managed from Abuja. Its organizational structure comprises a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/Management Board, sections, forums, committees, working groups and a National Secretariat with a manpower strength of 34 staff as at June 2010. The current president of the Nigerian Bar Association is Olumide Akpata
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Few would have predicted when we started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes
A global conservation legacy Conservation International works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Since our inception, we’ve helped to protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across more than 70 countries. Currently with offices in 29 countries and 2,000 partners worldwide, our reach is truly global. Your contributions support our science, policy work and partnerships as we seek to solve the climate crisis and create a cleaner, healthier planet. Our Mission Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. Our Vision We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth. WE NEED NATURE Nature is life: Every breath you take, every drop you drink, every bite you eat — it all comes from nature. Here’s how Conservation International works to protect it. Protecting nature for climate We protect forests that absorb and store critical carbon by working with businesses and governments to account for their impacts on forests; enabling private investment in forest protection initiatives; and helping local and indigenous communities protect forests on their lands. More about climate change Conserving our oceans We seek to double the world’s ocean area under protection while innovating new ways to sustain marine fisheries. We do this by helping countries secure and monitor their waters; enabling the inclusion of coastal habitats in climate policies; and disrupting damaging practices in the seafood sector. More about oceans Nature-based development We promote self-sustaining, conservation-based economies in areas with the most importance for people and nature. We do this by creating new conservation funding models and production models for commodities, balancing demand with protection of essential natural resources. More about sustainable development Innovation in science and finance We produce and apply science-based evidence to promote nature-based development, while working to make nature a viable and attractive investment. We do this by creating conservation tools that decision-makers need; publishing policy-relevant research; and attracting private capital for protecting nature. More about science and innovation
Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) is a membership organisation for professional lawyers, academics and students practicing within the Commonwealth, although it welcomes qualified international lawyers and academics with an interest in its work. The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association (CLA) exists to maintain and promote the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession serves the people of the Commonwealth. Commonwealth countries share a substantial common ground in their legal systems. The CLA is committed to the preservation of the highest standards of ethics and integrity and to the furtherance of the rule of law for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The CLA’s objectives, as enshrined in its Constitution, are to maintain and promote the rule of law in the Commonwealth by: Ensuring that a common bond of Commonwealth is preserved and fostered Strengthening professional links between members of the legal profession. Maintaining the honour and integrity of the profession. Promoting uniformity in the standards of professional ethics. Encouraging improved standards of education. Promoting the administration of justice and protection of human rights in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Harare Declaration of 1991, Milbrooke Action Programme of 1995 and the Latimer House Guidelines of the Commonwealth of 1998 (now referred to as the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on the accountability of and relationship between the three branches of Government), and the Commonwealth Charter 2013.
The Climate Group is a non-profit organization that works with business and government leaders around the world to address climate change. The group has programs focusing on renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Wikipedia 2004 Founded: Climate change Focus: Founders: Steve Howard, Jim Walker, Alison Lucas Type of business: Charitable organization OUR MISSION To drive climate action. Fast. OUR GOAL A world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. WHAT WE DO Scale: we power large networks and hold each organisation accountable. Speed: we focus on action now – not action tomorrow. Collaboration: we know who needs to work together to get things done. HOW WE DO IT We make it happen: we convince, challenge and help organisations to make commitments, then turn them into action. We multiply it: we build and run networks. We join up organisations to unlock the power of collective action that shares the same ambitions and creates influence. We shout about it: we share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. See our projects WHERE WE WORK We are an international non-profit, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. JOIN US To support our work or for more info contact: +44 (0)20 7960 2970 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Earth International is an international network of environmental organizations in 74 countries. Friends of the Earth was founded in 1969 in San Francisco by David Brower, Donald Aitken and Gary Soucie after Brower’s split with the Sierra Club due to the latter’s positive approach to nuclear energy. Wikipedia 1969, Founded: San Francisco, California, United States Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands FoEI Abbreviation: Focus: Environmentalism; Human rights Founders: David Brower, Jerry Mander, Donald Aitken Subsidiaries: The Indonesian Forum for Environment, Friends of the Earth Europe Mission and vision Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature. We envision a society of interdependent peoples living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment in which equity and human and peoples’ rights are realized. This will be a society built upon peoples’ sovereignty and participation. It will be founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and be free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalization, neo-colonialism and militarism. We believe that our children’s future will be better because of what we do. Our mission · To collectively ensure environmental and social justice, human dignity, and respect for human rights and peoples’ rights so as to secure sustainable societies. · To halt and reverse environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources, nurture the earth’s ecological and cultural diversity, and secure sustainable livelihoods. · To secure the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women, groups and individuals, and to ensure public participation in decision- making. · To bring about transformation towards sustainability and equity between and within societies with creative approaches and solutions. · To engage in vibrant campaigns, raise awareness, mobilize peoples and build alliances with diverse movements, linking grassroots, national and global struggles. · To inspire one another and to harness, strengthen and complement each other’s capacities, living the change we wish to see and working together in solidarity.
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that seeks to enable all organizations to be more sustainable by building enterprise capacity and empowering leaders to respond to climate change threats and increase business competitiveness. Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that seeks to enable all organizations to be more sustainable by building enterprise capacity and empowering leaders to respond to climate change threats and increase business competitiveness. ACCO services climate change professionals worldwide including public and private corporations; municipal, state, regional and federal governmental organizations; colleges and universities; and non-profit organizations. With the support of members, partners and sponsors, ACCO is advancing climate officers by: Connecting members to peers, thought leaders and decision makers across sectors; Synthesizing original and third party research findings to produce reports published in a Knowledge Center; Producing a suite of industry leading education and training events, including the GreenGov Symposium, Climate Strategies Forum and ACCO’s Climate Change Leadership Series; and Helping organizations develop best practices for climate-related response strategies and identifying opportunities for collaboration with other experts and interested parties. ACCO Key Initiatives include: CCO Certification: ACCO envisions the transformation of business practices to reduce global warming pollution; partnerships that revolutionize the resiliency of supply chains; and governmental engagement to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation ensuring a world economy based on resiliency. In effort to achieve this transformation, ACCO is establishing a modular certification program that enables leaders to pursue tailored curriculum for their individual needs, organizational sectors and job functions. This program is designed to develop a climate-savvy workforce, as well as recognize individuals with the CCO™ designation and modular certificates related to their respective roles. Women’s Climate Collaborative: Positioning women to demonstrate leadership and advance their careers while harnessing their commitment to address climate change. The WCC was established to encourage and promote the professional advancement of women in the climate and sustainability professions. Future CCOs Fellowship Program: This program establishes a professional track for graduates pursuing opportunities in the profession of climate change leadership. Employer partners have included The Coca-Cola Company, City of Las Vegas, Lockheed Martin, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council and WGL Holdings, and university partners are Duke University’s Nicholas School for the Environment, Arizona State University School for Sustainability, Bren School of Environmental Management at UC-Santa Barbara, and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Knowledge Center: Development and publication of a growing library of research projects, case studies and white papers. Current long-term projects include research on climate governance structures and practices in the public sector, job stress amongst climate practitioners, and best practices for large-scale renewable energy strategies Phone: (202) 496-7390 Related Users: Daniel Kreeger
The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its objectives, under its Constitution, are “the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law”. The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies.
Membership of the Association, at present around 4400, is spread among Branches throughout the world. The ILA welcomes as members all those interested in its objectives, which are pursued primarily through the work of its International Committees, and the focal point of its activities is the series of Biennial Conferences. The Conferences, of which 78 have so far been held in different locations throughout the world, provide a forum for the comprehensive discussion and endorsement of the work of the Committees.
The ILA’s membership ranges from lawyers in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary, to non-lawyer experts from commercial, industrial and financial spheres, and representatives of bodies such as shipping and arbitration organisations and chambers of commerce.