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Global and Development Education Websites



Global Express is an up-to-the-minute magazine resource for teachers of 8-14 year olds on world events and global issues in the news

http://www.earthday.net  Useful for its ecological footprint quiz

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s ‘Geography in the News’ site

A DFID website including a database of over 500 teaching resources reviewed by teachers and clearly structured by UK curricula, subject and pupil age

Up to date case studies on development issues

Activities for younger pupils around global footprints

Developed by the DfES and the British Council, this site draws together information on available websites, provides a powerful search engine and a service for finding overseas partners

The QCA Education for Sustainable Development site includes useful information, case studies and teaching and learning ideas

This site provides links to newspapers from around the world

This is a new international website providing a one-stop shop to help in developing the global and international dimensions in schools. It features a school partner finding facility plus guidance, information and links to other relevant websites.

Global Dimension is a free website that gives teachers fast, easy access to information about incorporating the global dimension into the curriculum and wider life of the school. The
site includes a database of over 650 resources that will help bring global perspectives to lesson planning and teaching.

Our website, Cool Planet (http://www.oxfam.org.uk )
coolplanet) contains many downloadable lesson plans and activities, plus photo-stories, online resources, our online catalogue and other useful information.

The global dimension to Science, hosted by the Association for Science Education.

A portal site with links to many useful educational sites. Includes advice on teaching controversial issues.

The global dimension to Geography. Other parts of the Geographical Association website will also be relevant, such as the Valuing Places project and journals.


Organizations websites

Citizenship Foundation


DfES Citizenship

Citizenship education

Citizenship education – the global dimension

Institute for Citizenship education

Association for Citizenship Teaching

Human Rights

Amnesty International

Derechos Human Rights


Multinational Monitor



Oxfam Teachers’ website            

Friends of the Earth

Fair Trade                    

Stockholme Interantional Peace Research Instittue

Global Learning

global issues http://www.global-issues.net/

Global Policy Forum: over 500 links to resources on global issues

Political Resources: sites by country with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world

Directory of international organisations:
http://dir.yahoo.com/ Government/international_organizations/

 (DEP) a learning dialogue on development  http://www.worldbank.org/depweb
DfES Global Gateway http://www.globalgateway.org.uk/

http://www.tidec.org/ Globalisation/inset.html

http://www.tidec.org/ Globalisation/globapproaches.html

Centre of Concern’ an American Catholic Social Think Tank http://www.coc.org  

Christian Aid http://www.christianaid.org,

Pambazuka http://www.pambazuka.org – news from and for Africa

Racism at http://www.globalissues.org.

People and Planet (formerly Third World First) http://www.peopleandplanet.org,

Baby milk action website http://www.babymilkaction.org

Global Justice Movement http://www.globaljusticemovement.net/

Just Business  http://www.jusbiz.org

Foreign Policy in Focus http://www.fpif.org,
Global Citizenship Consortium - http://www.citizenship-global.org.uk/sites.html  

New Internationalist: Teaching Global Issues - http://www.newint.org/teaching/teachpage.html

Oneworld.net links 1500 organisations working for social justice - http://www.oneworld.net/

A Global Educators Guide to the Internet is produced by a school in Canada: http://www.bayside.sd63.bc.ca/home/rcoulson/globaled/globalhome.html

Learning for a sustainable future - http://www.schoolnet.ca/vp-pv/learning/e/index.html

Cartoons on current issues:  http://cagle.slate.msn.com/teacher/ESOL Teachers for Social Responsibility - http://www.tesol.org/mbr/caucuses/tsr.html

For Indian perspectives on global issues - http://www.cseindia.org/

Websites – Issues and Agencies

  Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global commons
1. Climate change / global warming: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
2. Biodiversity, ecosystem losses, soil erosion: Convention on Biodiversity http://www.biodiv.org/
3. Fisheries depletion: UN Fish Stocks Agreement, 1995
4. Deforestation: Agenda 21 (Earth Summit), 1992; UN Economic Commission for Europe, Timber Committee http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/Welcome.html ; World Rain Forest Movement; UN Forum on Forests; Rainforest Alliance ( for other actors see: http://www.wrm.org.uy/actors/index.html  );
5. Water quality and deficits: International Year of Freshwater 2003, World Water Forum
6. Maritime safety and pollution: UN International Maritime Organisation
7. Sustainable agriculture: UN FAO (http://www.fao.org/sd/index_en.html ) , Agenda 21, CSD

Sharing our humanity: Issues who size and urgency require a global commitment
8. Global poverty: UN Millennium Goals, UNDP (http://www.undp.org/poverty/ ), World Bank,
9. Food security for the world’s poor: FAO, UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security http://www.rdfs.net/  
10. Peace keeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism: Security Council,
11. Militarization, arms proliferation and weapons of mass destruction: Non-Proliferation Treaty,  US Air Force Counter Proliferation Centre http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-cps.htm , International Network in Small Arms, INSA http://www.iansa.org/ , International Conference  on Small Arms Proliferation and Trade in the Asia Pacific,
12. Production and distribution of sustainable energy: G8 Energy Ministers, CSD, Agenda 21, UNDP http://www.undp.org/seed/eap/, Global Energy Network Institute http://www.geni.org/energy/index2.html ,
13. Education for all: UNESCO (Education for All Week - 6-13 April 2003), UNICEF, UN Youth Unit, Jomtien and Dakar Declarations, Global Campaign for Education  http://www.campaignforeducation.org/_html/about/welcome/content.shtml
14. Global infections and diseases, including HIV/AIDs: WHO
15. Digital divide: UN Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Task Force,  International Telecommunications Union http://www.itu.int/ , World Telecommunication Development Conference, http://www.itu.int/wsis/
16. Natural disaster prevention and mitigation: UNDP, http://www.disasternews.net/  , International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
17. Population growth: UNFPA http://www.unfpa.org/  , POPIN, United Nations Population Information Network, http://www.un.org/popin/
18.  Over-consumption / ecological footprint of the rich world: UNEP, UNDP,
Racism, xenophobia and discrimination: World Conference against Racism, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,
19. Gender inequality and discrimination: Beijing Declaration,  Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 1979 http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/
20. Employment and economic opportunities for the world’s poor: ILO, World Bank,

 Sharing our rulebook: Issues needing a global regulatory approach
21. Global financial architecture: G8, Bank of International Settlements
22. Taxation, tax evasion and financing of global public goods: OECD, Transparency International,
23. Global crime and the illegal drugs trade: UN Treaty against Transnational Organized Crime, http://www.uncjin.org
24. Trade, investment and competition rules: WTO,
International Forum on Globalization, founded in 1994, an NGO critical of the WTO http://www.ifg.org/wto.html  
25. Biotechnology rules: UNIDO Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS) http://binas.unido.org/binas/index.php3 , International Centre For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology http://www.icgeb.trieste.it/
26. Intellectual property rights: WIPO, WTO,
27. Human rights and crimes against humanity: International Criminal Court
28. E-commerce rules: International Chamber of Commerce Cybercrime Unit, UNCTAD E-Commerce and Development Report,
29. International labour and migration rules: ILO, UN Convention on Refugees
30. Transparency, accountability, equality and participation in global governance
31. Enforceable rules governing the environment: Agenda 21, CSD, UNFCCC, UNEP, Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer http://www.unep.org/ozone/montreal.shtml

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