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Human Rights Library
A collection of over ninety of the most important international human rights instruments and more. Educational resources point teachers to K-12 learning materials, topics, and methodologies.
Idealist - Directory of Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
An enormous searchable directory
Kids 4 Peace
Kids can write letters for peace, read picture stories, help end world hunger and much more.
National Council for the Social Studies
National Geographic
Read highlights from the current issue, search their archives for past articles and photographs, take part in special events and features, and take a look at a wide variety of maps. Also includes lesson plans and tips at how to integrate articles into the classroom.
United Nations Childrens Fund- Unicef
An organization devoted to the rights of children. Learn more about children's rights worldwide and how you can help.
United Nations CyberSchoolBus
Find events, quiz pages, curriculum outlines, lesson plan units and more at this extensive site of the UN.
United Nations Field Trip
U.N. background information and classroom activities.
United Nations High Commissioner For Refuges (UNHCR)
Refugee themes to help children understand fundamental issues in history, geography or other subject areas. The site will provide specific ideas on how refugee issues can be taught within various subjects to students in different age groups with detailed unit and lesson plans.
Voices of Youth
UNICEF online forum for young people wanting to learn about and express their views on today's global issues of development, peace and justice. Includes resources for educators and versions in French and Spanish .
World Hunger Year (WHY)
Why's mission is "to work for just policies creating a more secure world and to support innovative programs creating sustainable livelihoods for all." Site includes a teacher unit.
World Resources
"an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations."
Youth In Action Network
A site designed to help educators, students and concerned individuals from all over the world to learn and communicate about the environment and human rights and, ultimately take action.

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