BUILDING BRIDGES TO DEVELOP A BETTER WORLD.
The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development, which is participative, pluralistic and sustainable. The Society was founded in Washington D.C. in 1957 and was moved to Rome in 1978. Through its programmes and initiatives, organized in key centres of development policymaking in the North and in the South, SID plays a crucial role in promoting dialogue between differrent people, interest groups and constituencies, both locally and internationally.
SID enjoys the highest consultative status, Category I, with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). SID additionally maintains consultative status with IFAD, ILO, FAO, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNIDO.