Statement of Purpose
The S&S Guide seeks to identify and briefly describe international organizations, and nation-oriented organizations of possible international interest, that are focused on the two basic human goals of Security and Sustainability–both broadly defined.
Security Organizations are concerned with human security, human rights, peacekeeping, conflict prevention, terrorism, nuclear issues, weapons, cyber-security, military organizations, etc. Sustainability Organizations focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable development, food security, water security, energy security, economic security, oceans, biodiversity, human population, green business and economics, etc.
There are thousands of guides to countries and cities, as well as flora and fauna. It is time for some guide to the rapidly growing number of security and sustainability organizations [link to Pt 2 Title Index]. But this is no easy matter, because human organizations are in flux, intertwined, and more difficult to classify. Nevertheless, some effort should be made, with the understanding that this is very much a Work in Progress. [link to About the Guide > Organization of the Guide > Work in Prog: Cav & Disc].
Access to these hundreds of organizations is provided here in several ways:
- A dashboard of 6 generic categories and 20 sub-categories [link to About the Guide > Generic Categories Dashboard]
- An alphabetized Major Categories Index of 60 categories with 5 or more listings [link to Pt 1A Major Categories Index]
- An alphabetized index of 600+ descriptors preceding the Part 4 Subject Index [link to Pt 4 Subject Index]
- An index to 100+ Information Portals for additional information on security or sustainability [link to Pt 1E Information Portals]
- An A-Z Title Index of 1,700+ organizations in Part 2 [link to A-Z Title Index]
- A KEYWORDS search box, below
THREE IMPORTANT MESSAGES:
In addition to providing information on like-minded organizations and the wide range of organizations associated with security and sustainability, the S&S Guide has three key findings:
1.The remarkable growth of Security and Sustainability organizations (see Chart) [LINK to chart], with a median start-up date of 2002, is greatly under-appreciated by media and researchers; this is especially true for organizations supporting green business as a new type of capitalism [LINK to Business category];
2.Formation of alliances, coalitions, consortia, and networks to overcome fragmented efforts is important; the Guide identifies nearly a hundred such groups [LINK to Alliances/Coalitions/ Networks category], and more are probably desirable;
3.A small but growing group of organizations is linking both security and sustainability concerns [LINK to About the Guide > Why Security & Sustainability], realizing that we cannot have security without sustainability and vice versa.