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Webliography of Internet Resources for Global Education

United Nations global issues resources



United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
The eight MDGs which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS, all by the target date of 2015.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
CSW prepares recommendations for the UN Economic and Social Council on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, and educational fields.


United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)
IANWGE is a gateway to information on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the UN system.

Directory of UN resources on gender and women's issues.


United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO)
This is the UN agency that seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.


ReliefWeb (administered by OCHA)
ReliefWeb disseminates humanitarian information, and posts some 150 maps/documents from over 2,000 sources daily.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
The Mission of OCHA is to co-ordinate principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

UN CyberSchoolBus

United Nations CyberSchoolBus
This is the online component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues.


UNA-Canada’s Educational Programs
Online curriculum materials from the UN Association in Canada

UNAC: a World without Weapons Disarmament Education Program
A free educator’s guide for teaching students about disarmament and weapons non-proliferation.

United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-CANADA)
The mandate of UNA-CANADA is to engage the Canadian public in the work of the UN.


Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
UNAIDS brings together the efforts and resources of 10 UN system organizations to address the global AIDS epidemic. Sign up for UNAIDS e-Newsletter

UNAIDS Report: Aids Epidemic Update 2007
Report features updated global and regional estimates on HIV/AIDS, and new trends in the epidemic’s evolution.


UNEP TUNZA for Youth
This is a long-term strategy for engaging young people in environmental activities and in the work of UNEP.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment.


UNESCO Advocacy Brief: Mother Tongue-Based Teaching and Education for Girls
Brief explores obstacles to girls’ education and strategies to address them.

Educational Marginalization in National Education Plans - UNESDOC
An analysis of marginalization in 44 national education plans.

UNESCO: Working Together for Education
Monograph on the linkages between the global initiatives in education (MDGs, Education for All, and the UN Literacy Decade).

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO promotes international co-operation in the fields of education, science, culture, and communication.


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Site contains numerous resources such the official UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol texts, and a search engine to the UNFCCC library.


UNFPA 2007 Report: State of the World Population
Report which looks critically at what has been accomplished worldwide since the Beijing conference and the UN Millennium Declaration.

UNFPA: Journalists Press Kit
This is a journalist’s press kit that includes facts sheets on gender equality, youth and HIV, violence against women, and child marriage.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty.


UNHCR Teaching About Refugees
UNHCR offers a wealth of free educational resources to help teachers, parents and students learn more about refugees.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The UN Refugee Agency. Sign up for UNHCR e-News


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities. Sign up for UNICEF e-Newsletter

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language

UNICEF 1999 Report: Women in Transition
Report investigated the relationship between women’s rights and the democratization of Central/Eastern Europe.

UNICEF 2008 Report: the State of the World’s Children
Report focuses on excluded and invisible children who have no access to essential services, protection, and participation.


UNICEF Humanitarian Emergencies Classroom Kit (free)
Students will examine UNICEF concepts of human rights, social justice, and the future in relation to humanitarian emergencies.

Resources for Rights Respecting Schools - UNICEF UK
UNICEF UK provides many free resources that have been developed to support many curriculum areas and all age ranges.

UNICEF Voices of Youth (VOY)
VOY is a forum for youth around the globe to become involved in campaigns and post diaries about their daily lives.

UNICEF: A Report Card on Gender Parity and Primary Education
Report on where the world stands in its commitment to eliminate gender disparity in education by 2005.

United for Children Unite against AIDS
This is a campaign to support national efforts to ensure that this is the last generation of children that must bear the burden of AIDS.

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
Its goal is to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education by 2005 and to ensure that by 2015, all children complete primary schooling.


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UNIFEM 2005 Report: Progress of the World’s Women
Report makes the case that strengthening women’s economic security is critical to efforts to reduce poverty and promote gender equality.

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM provides assistance to programs to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.


United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
UNRISD is a UN agency that carries out research on the social dimensions of problems affecting development.


United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates.

UNSD Report: World’s Women 2005 Progress in Statistics
This report presents national sex statistics in such areas as health, violence against women, poverty, and decision-making.


UNV Online Volunteering Service
Online volunteers translate documents, write articles, mentor young people, and engage in other projects to benefit the developing world.


United Nations World Food Program (WFP)
WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry.

WFP: Food Force – ‘Humanitarian’ Video Game
Food Force serves as a teaching tool for teaching about hunger. Receive Email Updates on WFP and global hunger.

WFP Global School Feeding Report 2006
A project to confront health/nutrition problems that can lead to diminished class performance and early drop-out, especially in developing countries.


WHO Global Study on Domestic Violence against Women
Report presents a global perspective on domestic violence against women that covers 10 countries.

WHO HIV/AIDS Country Data 2006
With this feature, users can view an HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet for any selected country, area, or territory.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nation’s specialized agency for health.


Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN)
WUNRN implements the recommendations of a UN study on freedom of religion of belief and the status of women.

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