WIT Statement in English
Education brings choices. Choices bring power
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:
Published since 1989, the World Ecology Report 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.
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.
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.
In conjunction with UNDP, WIT has developed a country specific library disc for distribution in schools and centers in Ukraine.
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.
World Information Transfer (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.
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.
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.
Centers for Health & Environment
The aim of the Centers is to promote research, education and solutions. The first center was opened in Ukraine in 1992, and the second center opened in Beirut, Lebanon in 1997 at Bir Hasan, United Nations Street, Al-Salaam Building.
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.