The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-governmental, professional association of broadcasting organisations, with 140 broadcast company members in 54 countries and regions, reaching a potential audience of over 3 billion people. The ABU was formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region and to organise cooperative activities amongst its members.
Learn more: www.abu.org.my
The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
The AIBD is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development. It is hosted by the Government of Malaysia.
Learn More: www.aibd.org.my
Caribbean Broadcasting Union
The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) represents both public and private broadcast systems in the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean. Associate membership has been granted to some organizations based in and out of the region, which provide services essential to broadcasting and to the interests of the CBU.
Learn more: www.cananews.com
Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) is leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The alliance of 220 international companies is dedicated to combating these epidemics through the business sector's unique skills and expertise, including: comprehensive workplace policies; support for community programs; leveraging core competencies; and leadership and advocacy by business leaders. The official focal point of the private sector delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GBC maintains offices in New York, Paris, Johannesburg, Beijing, Geneva, Nairobi, Moscow, and Kiev. www.businessfightsaids.org
Learn More: www.businessfightsaids.org
International Cricket Council
The International Cricket Council (ICC) was founded on June 15, 1909 by Australia, England and South Africa. These three founding members have been joined by seven further Full Members, 32 Associate Members and 54 Affiliate Members so that the cricket world now boasts 96 member countries from all corners of the globe. The ICC strives to remain true to the purpose enshrined in its mission statement that ‘As a leading global sport, cricket will captivate and inspire people of every age, gender, background and ability while building bridges between continents, countries and communities.’
Since September 2003, the ICC has implemented numerous awareness-raising initiatives to drive the level of understanding and education about HIV/AIDS. At a national level, all of the ICC's Full Member countries have appointed HIV/AIDS Awareness Co-ordinators to work closely with UNAIDS officials in their countries to implement initiatives. A highlight of the ICC/UNAIDS alliance to date has been the activities that took place to mark World Aids Day on 1 December 2003. Players from six international cricket teams that played on or around this date - Zimbabwe, West Indies, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England - wore red ribbons during the game as a sign of support for HIV/AIDS sufferers around the world, with many players sending positive feedback to the ICC about the initiative.
In 2007, the ICC partnered with UNICEF, UNAIDS, and the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS to raise awareness about HIV and fight stigma during the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
Learn More: www.icc-cricket.com
Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA)
The Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) is a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation comprising of commercial, private, community and public broadcasting enterprises in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. SABA was launched in November 1993 with the objective of enhancing the professionalism and the credibility of public broadcasting in the region.
One of the primary objectives of the organisation is to promote the development of quality broadcasting and excellence among broadcasters in southern Africa as well as organise cooperative activities including training, staff and other exchanges among members. SABA provides platforms for professional dialogue and technical advancement among radio and television broadcasters while also facilitating the collective participation of regional broadcasters in new technologies and the acquisition of sporting and other rights. The organisation acts as a regional lobby on common broadcasting interests including the transformation of state/national broadcasters to genuine public service broadcasters.
SABA's membership includes equipment suppliers and other players in the broadcasting industry in the territories of the SADC region. SABA covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the island state of Seychelles. Its sphere of activity has been extended to community, private and commercial broadcasters in the SADC region, the rest of Africa and other continents. The SABA headquarters is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Learn More: www.saba.co.za