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Middle East Society and Culture

Al-Hakawati Arab Cultural Trust

Offers an educational resource and reference covering Arab heritage and civilization; includes a wide range of original sources and articles on arts, history, the environment, religion, and significant people.

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

A non-political and non-religious organization supporting crisis relief, job creation, and sustainable development projects for Palestinian communities in the region. Describes their projects and partners, with news, and how to support.

Arab Women's Solidarity Association United (AWSA United)

Established to promote Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and political life. Includes a profile, resources, literature, and biographies of famous Arab women.

Gulf Law

Provides information on general law and corporate law relating to the countries of the Arabian Gulf and the GCC States.

Gulf Research Center (GRC)

Formed to provide politically neutral and academically sound research about the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries; icludes details of research programs, publications, partnerships, and contacts.

Middle East Activist

An organization committed to raising awareness of the Middle East and promoting interfaith dialogue; includes resources, links, and contacts.

Middle East Children's Alliance

Works for the rights and well-being of children in the Middle East, specifically Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon. MECAForPeace

Middle East Focus

World politics with emphasis on the Middle East with analysis and commentary.

The Middle East Forum

A Philadelphia-based think tank that seeks to define and promote American interests in the Middle East. Includes news, articles, and publications.

The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization providing information and analysis on the Middle East. Includes details of their publications and subscriptions, and a collection of online articles and resources.

Mideast Youth

A grassroots digital activism organization, that aims to support human rights, and freedom from repression, discrimination, and persecution; includes a guide to their projects and services. Available in English, Arabic, and Farsi.


A collective of activists in Lebanon, committed to gender justice and equality; includes information about their projects and initiatives, a news blog, and contacts.

The Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum

The network of non-governmental Palestinian and Israeli organizations engaged in the pursuit of peaceful relations between the two peoples helps to validate and reinforce the efforts of each of its member organizations. An overview of the umbrella organization is featured, with an activities schedule, action items, and various resources.

UNDP - Arab States

A guide to the programs and activities of the UNDP's Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), with country profiles and development plans, and details of their priorities.

UN-ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)

Established to support and coordinate economic and social development in the countries of the region; offers a profile, description of their programs, and information about member countries.

UNICEF - Middle East and North Africa

Offers country profiles and information about their programs to improve child and maternal health in the region.

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