PANNA: Resource Pointer #256


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Resource Pointer #256
April 30, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*SPIN Works! A Media Guidebook for Communicating Values and Shaping Opinion, 2000* Robert Bray. Media guidebook offering tactics and strategies designed to give grassroots organizers and people interested in positive social change skills for shaping public opinion on their issues through the press. Divided into five sections: The Basics, The Message, Moving the Message, Reacting to Media Coverage, and Media and Community. Also features extensive resource section, case studies, media models and more.128 pp. US$18.95. Contact SPIN Project, Independent Media Institute, 77 Federal St., San Francisco, CA 94107; phone (415) 284-1427; fax (415) 284-1414; email info@spinproject.org; Web site http://www.spinproject.org.

*The United Nations (UN) Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) Handbook of UN Agencies, Programmes, Funds and Conventions Working for Sustainable Economic and Social Development, 2000* Provides consolidated overview of principle economic and social development institutions of UN system. Looks at institutional origins and background, program activities, and relations with and policies toward non-governmental organizations. Covers UN Organization and 18 agencies, programs and funds directly related to the UN Organization, eight specialized agencies and four environmental conventions. UN NGLS. 372 pp. Cost information unavailable. Contact UN NGLS, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-2076; fax (41-22) 917-0049; email ngls@unctad.org; Web site http://www.ngls.tad.ch.

*Economic and Social Development in the United Nations System: A Guide for NGOs, 1999* United Nations (UN) Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS). Assists non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gain access to UN system by providing contact points and information on type of materials and services available from agencies, programmes and funds of the UN system. Focuses on development information, education and policy advocacy work. Provides northern, southern and international NGOs with entry points to multilateral system. 208 pp. Cost information unavailable. Contact UN NGLS, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-2076; fax (41-22) 917-0049; email ngls@unctad.org; Web site http://www.ngls.tad.ch.

*The Development of Capacity, 1999* Allan Kaplan. Discusses new approach to development and capacity-building. Critiques current development practice and examines issues of economic poverty, participation, choice and poverty alleviation. Focuses on how organizations develop over time, understanding governing factors of organizational capacity and sensitivity to different developmental phases of organizations. 57 pp. Cost information unavailable. Contact Community Development Resource Association, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock 7915, South Africa; phone (27-21) 462-3902; fax (27-21) 462-3918; email cdra@wn.apc.org; Web site http://www.cdra.org.za.

*Accreditation Schemes and Other Arrangements for Public Participation in International Fora: A Contribution to the Debate on WTO and Transparency, 1999* International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Provides overview of existing accreditation schemes and other arrangements for non-governmental organization (NGO) participation in international bodies. Promotes establishment of better institutions delivering better policy and instruments in the interest of sustainable development as a superior public good. Includes chapters on the International Trade Organization; NGO participation in international treaty-monitoring and policy-making; NGO participation in international policy review; and NGO participation in international dispute settlement. 30 pp. Cost information unavailable. Contact ICTSD, 13, chemin des Anémones, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-8492; fax (41-22) 917-8093; email ictsd@ictsd.ch; Web site http://www.ictsd.org.

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