Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday.[1] The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009,[2] with the first UN Mandela...

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make of the world a...

Apartheid in South Africa Episode 1

As the United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa heads in the opposite direction, implementing a system of laws called apartheid to racially segregate its people in every aspect of life. The black majority...

Nelson Mandela – This is his story

In remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Rest in peace. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mænˈdɛlə/;[4] Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and...

We are delighted to announce that all 9 volumes of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning are now fully open-access.

The journal is free to read and free to write for – there are no author processing charges. There will be two issues per year.

Based at the UCL Institute of Education, this internationally peer-reviewed journal publishes the outcomes of research and current debates on development education and related concepts such as global learning, global education and global citizenship.

Teacher! – Start your FREE Into Film Club

Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.

Into Film Clubs are a fun, free and valuable way to help young people grow and learn by providing opportunities to watch, discuss, review and make films.

Into Film – Using film in education and the classroom

Film is the richest of educational resources: providing extraordinary production values in which art, science and technology meet, and its synthesis of art forms to tell compelling stories, as well as the enormous historic, literary, geographic, linguistic, cultural and social value and relevance those stories embody.

Tackling Climate Change: A visit to the Sonomoro Cooperative

One example of how a cooperative in Peru is working to minimise the impacts of climate change on their livelihood. The coffee farmers of Sonomoro Cooperative in Northern Peru have seen dramatic weather changes in their region. Unpredictable...

International Day of Cooperatives

International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance. On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in resolution 47/90...

We should all be feminists

We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much ... to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk...

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world. History The day was selected by the United...

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Hear from survivor of torture about what rehabilitation has meant for them. Credits: We are indebted to the kindness of the following Film Director and Editor Ben Unwin, who generously gave his time in order to enable us to produce this film...

Freedom from Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of survivors of torture. The effects of torture continue long after someone has escaped their torturers; survivors often suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, flashbacks and an...

International Widows Day

International Widows Day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the "poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries".[1]The day takes place annually on 23 June. International Widows Day was established by The...

Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination

At 92, Robina Asti, a WWII veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow. Learn more about Lambda Legal's resources for trans people and advocates at...

Written In Their Karma

In Nepali culture a widow is looked upon with great animosity, often being branded a witch or a whore. Their society believes it is their immoral actions in a previous life that form the defining reason behind the death of their husband....

What does it mean to be a refugee?

View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-refugee-benedetta-berti-and-evelien-borgman About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority...

Children are Children

The Ad Council today launched a groundbreaking public service campaign designed to encourage audiences to welcome and support refugees who have recently resettled in the U.S. The campaign aims to raise awareness, dispel misconceptions and...

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. History On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20...

World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138[1] on the minimum age...

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in...

Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in...

World No Tobacco Day

Animated and directed by o-motion for the World Health Organisation o-motion.co.uk/ twitter.com/#!/o_motion Animation: Olly Hayes Illustration: Tom Burden Music: Sanj Sen Description: Tobacco is public health enemy number one. It kills six...

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence...

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