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A people is any plurality of persons considered as a whole. Used in politics and law, the term "a people" refers to the collective or community of an ethnic group or nation. The term "the people" refers to the public or common mass of people of a polity. As such it is a concept of human rights law, international law as well as constitutional law, particularly used for claims of popular sovereignty.

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Organizations relating to People

COMMACT - Commonwealth Network for People-Centred Development / Est. 1990
Pan African Network of People with Psychosocial Disabilities / Cape Town, South Africa / Est. 2005
European Popular Culture Association / Turku, Finland / Est. 2011
Universidad CLAEH / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1957
Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2002
Up With People / Denver CO, USA / Est. 1965
People and Plants International / Bristol VT, USA / Est. 1992
Indigenous World Association / Kahnawake QC, Canada / Est. 1981
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals / Norfolk VA, USA / Est. 1980
Solidarity for ASEAN People's Advocacy / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2006
Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe / La Paz, Bolivia / Est. 1981
European Coalition for Positive People
Red Interamericana de Fundaciones y Acciones Empresariales para el Desarrollo de Base / Bogota, Colombia / Est. 2002
International Network of People who Use Drugs / London, UK
PECAS Centres Network
All-African People's Organization / Kano, Nigeria / Est. 1986
PHD Foundation / Kobe, Japan / Est. 1981
Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development / Montréal QC, Canada
Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development / Ibadan, Nigeria / Est. 1990
Hope International Development Agency / New Westminster BC, Canada / Est. 1975
Washington Office on Africa / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1972
Grassroots Action / Est. 1990
Chosen People Ministries / New York NY, USA / Est. 1894
Knights of Columbus / New Haven CT, USA / Est. 1882
People and Culture / Paris, France / Est. 1945
World Russian People's Council / Moscow, Russia
Peter Hesse Foundation - Solidarity in Partnership for One World / Erkrath, Germany / Est. 1983
International People's Health Council / Managua, Nicaragua
People and Planet / Wantage, UK / Est. 1969
Global Grassroots / Portsmouth NH, USA / Est. 2004
Liberal Association for the Movement of People / Kolkata, India / Est. 1978
Collectif interafricain des habitants / Yaoundé, Cameroon
Foundation for the Welfare and Education of Asian People / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1969
USA for Africa / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1985
People First International / Salem OR, USA / Est. 1974
People International / Tunbridge Wells, UK / Est. 1979
Renovabis - Solidaritätsaktion der deutschen Katholiken mit den Menschen in Mittel- und Osteuropa / Freising, Germany / Est. 1993
Asian People's Disability Alliance / Wembley, UK / Est. 1988
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance / Miami FL, USA / Est. 2005
Afghanistan World Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 2002
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change / Potsdam, Germany / Est. 2011
Burners Without Borders / San Francisco CA, USA
International Institute for Popular Culture / Turku, Finland / Est. 2006
Helping Other People / Bronx NY, USA / Est. 2001
Tomorrow People Organization / Belgrade, Serbia / Est. 2002
Mensen met een Missie / The Hague, Netherlands
International Community Education Association / Est. 1974
South Asian Network of Self-Help Organizations of People with Disabilities / Delhi, India
Asian Council for People's Culture / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 1985
International Confederation of Universities of the People / Est. 1910

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World Problems relating to People

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Involuntary mass resettlement
Social exclusion
Age discrimination in employment
Expropriation of land from indigenous populations
Abuse of native peoples
Socio-economic poverty
Inappropriate accommodations for single people
Discrimination against people of unpleasant body odour
Environmental stress on inhabitants of tall buildings
Discrimination against dwarfs and midgets

Action Strategies relating to People

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Investing in people
Supporting people with genetic defects
Informing people
Becoming principle centered people
Encouraging self-building of houses
Aiding economically disadvantaged people
Strengthening intergovernmental cooperation with nongovernmental organizations
Counselling victims of torture
Undertaking participatory research for development
Enabling grassroot participation
Providing employment
Helping tribal people
Exposing scandalous treatment of tribal people
Connecting people to natural rhythms
Striving towards a good society
Helping grassroots
Enlisting grassroots consultants
Enabling grassroots consensus
Pooling grassroots commercial wisdom
Improving communication between decision-makers and grassroots
Empowering grassroots significance
Enabling grassroots effectiveness
Training new grassroots leadership
Involving grassroots
Holding community meetings

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