TWN Africa Worldwide
TWN was formed in November 1984 in Penang, Malaysia at the concluding session of an International Conference on "The Third World: Development or Crisis?" organised by the Consumers' Association of Penang and attended by over a hundred participants from 21 countries. At this conference, TWN was formed to coordinate and consolidate cooperation among development groups in the South.
Its mission is to bring about a greater articulation of the needs and rights of peoples in the Third World, a fair distribution of world resources, and forms of development which are ecologically sustainable and fulfill human needs.
Its main objectives are: to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organise and participate in meetings and seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN Conferences and processes.
Since its formation, TWN has been involved in research, media and publications activities, organised and participated in meetings, workshops and seminars on various international issues, including with UN agencies.
TWN's International Secretariat is based in Penang, Malaysia. Its' regional secretariats are based in Montevideo (Uruguay) and Accra (Ghana) and has offices in Goa (India) and Geneva (Switzerland).
TWN has affiliated organisations in several Third World countries such as India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Ghana, South Africa, Uruguay, Mexico, Ethiopia, Peru and Brazil. The TWN International Secretariat also has research staff members based in Delhi, Manila and Jakarta. It also cooperates with several organisations in the North.
Red del Tercer Mundo - Third World Network-(URUGUAY)
Secretaría para América Latina: Jackson 1136, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
TEL: (+598 2) 419 6192 / FAX: (+ 598 2) 401 9222
Third World Network-(SWITZERLAND Office)
Rue de Lausanne 36; 1201 Genève, Switzerland
TEL: (+41) 22 908 35 50
Third World Network-(MALAYSIA)
131, Jalan Macalister ; 0400, Penang; Malaysia
TEL: (+60)-4-2266728/2266159 / FAX:(+60)-4-2264505
Third World Network-(INDIA presence)
C-63, Ground Floor; Defence Colony; New Delhi 110024; INDIA
TEL: +911146573730; FAX: +911146573731
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