WIT MISSION STATEMENT World Information Transfer, Inc., (WIT) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in General Consultative Status with the United Nations, promoting environmental health and literacy. In 1987, inspired by the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy, WIT was formed in recognition of the pressing need to provide accurate actionable information about our deteriorating global environment and its effect on human health. WIT exercises its mandate through:
WORLD ECOLOGY REPORT (WER) Published since 1989, the WER is a quarterly digest of critical issues in health and environment, produced in four languages and distributed to thousands of citizens throughout the developing and developed world.
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE Since l992, WIT has convened what we believe to be one of the world’s premier forums for the presentation of scientific papers by international experts on the growing clinical evidence supporting the link between degrading environments and diminished human health. The conference has been convened as a parallel event to the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. The scientific papers presented at the conference are available on WIT’s web site.
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT CD ROM LIBRARY This project consists of a library of CDs each of which focuses on a subject within the overall topic of Development and Health information. Our Human Information CD ROM Library offers one bridge across the “digital divide” for both developed and developing countries. The project is continuous with future topics being developed.
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT CD ROM LIBRARY FOR UKRAINE In conjunction with UNDP, WIT has developed a country specific library disc for distribution in schools and centers in Ukraine.
HUMANITARIAN AID In conjunction with the K.Kovshevych Foundation, WIT provides humanitarian aid to schools and hospitals and orphanages in areas devastated by environmental degradation. Our shipments have included medical equipment for pediatric medical facilities, computer and telephone systems, clothing, toys, prosthetic devices for gifted children.
INTERNSHIP WIT offers internships in New York City, where our main office is located. Our goal is to encourage future leaders in health and environment. Our interns spend the majority of their time at the United Nations.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM With the support of the K. Kovshevych Foundation, WIT offers scholarships to intellectually gifted university students in need of financial assistance to continue their studies in areas related to health and environment.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.worldinfo.org
WIT provides through its web site up to date science based information on the relationship between human health and the natural environment, including the papers from the WIT’s annual conference, the archived World Ecology Reports, and our new Ecology Enquirer, an e-newsletter written by our Interns targeted to young people.
WIT operates from headquarters in New York City with regional representatives in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA.
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