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International Dates for Development and Sustainability


4th June 2024: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5th June 2024: World Environment Day

8th June 2024: World Oceans Day

12th June 2024: World Day Against Child Labour

15th June 2024: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

17th June 2024: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

18th June 2024: World Day for Countering Hate Speech

19th June 2024: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

20th June 2024: World Refugee Day

26th June 2024: United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture



This section contains a broad range of web site links that will support further reading and activism on international development issues.  In this electronic age there are a lot of sites, blogs and social media outlets carrying information on global issues and development education.  Please find below reference to some of the best.  We have grouped the links into the following categories: authors / activists; black and minority ethnic groups; campaign organisations; sites for educators working with children and young people; developing world (sites based in the global South); development agencies; development education sites; environment sites; European Union; Gender and Development; human rights organisations; global issues; statutory education sites (like the curriculum council and Department of Education); transnational corporations; and youth groups.  If there are sites that you believe we should be promoting then please send the details to  

Aljazeera  Alternative Media  An alternative news website and TV channel 
Counterpunch  Alternative Media  The CounterPunch website is offered at no charge to the general public over the world wide web. New articles are generally posted every weekday. 
Democracy Now  Alternative Media  Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. 
Glasgow Media Group  Alternative Media  The Media Group has developed techniques to link the analysis of media content with the processes by which audiences receive and interpret messages and these have been widely used by researchers in Britain and abroad. The work of the Media Group has also generated interest across a range of disciplines and well beyond the normal academic boundaries of media/communications studies. 
Independent Media Centre Network  Alternative Media  A network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. 
Information Clearing House  Alternative Media  Shocking and interesting facts about global issues 
New Internationalist Magazine online  Alternative Media  With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, and more than 45,000 subscribers worldwide, the New Internationalist is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues, from the cynical marketing of babymilk in the Majority World to human rights in Burma. 
openDemocracy  Alternative Media  openDemocracy publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world and the way we govern ourselves. 

Pambazuka News 




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Alternative Media 

‘Pambazuka’ in Kiswahili means the dawn or to arise as a verb Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa. 


TeleSUR has always been breaking the news on big events, not only in Latin America but around the world. For the last nine years we have been covering important news and information, reporting the truth internationally.       



Z communications  Alternative Media  The Spirit of resistance lives 
George Monbiot  Author / Activist  George studied at Oxford and worked at BBC 
Mark Curtis  Author / Activist  Mark Curtis is an independent author and journalist. He is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and Director of the World Development Movement. 
Naomi Klein Author / Activist  Naomi Klein is a writer and author working in the field of worldwide education. 
Noam Chomsky  Author / Activist  An archive of articles, interviews and debates from the renowned MIT Professor. 
Vandana Shiva  Author / Activist  Working for earth democracy 
Chinese Welfare Association  Black and Minority Ethnic Groups  Secure the future of the Chinese community in Northern Ireland 
Campaign Against Arms Trade  Campaign Organisations  The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the UK works to end the international arms trade. 
Campaign Against HIV/AIDS  Campaign Organisations  The Stop AIDS Campaign is a coalition of over 60 UK NGOs and trade unions working together to demand universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 
Cuba Support Group Ireland Campaign Organisations  Cuba Support Group – Ireland was formed in 1993 in recognition of the urgent need to draw public attention to the desperate plight of the Cuban people. The exemplary achievements that had been secured by this small Caribbean island since the 1959 Revolution; advances that have set Cuba apart from other “developing” nations and made it the envy of many developed ones; risked being crushed as the United States continued to tighten its blockade against Cuba and tried to bend its people mercilessly at its will. Cuba Support Group brings together people from across the political spectrum who believe in Cuba’s right to trade, develop and determine its own future. 
Financial Justice Ireland  Campaign Organisations  The Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) is composed of organisations and individuals who share a deep concern about debt injustice and the injustice of the global financial system. 
Jubilee Debt Campaignhttps: Campaign Organisations  Jubilee Debt Campaign is demanding an end to the scandal of poor countries paying money to the rich world. We are calling for 100% cancellation of unpayable and unjust poor country debts. 
Human Rights Consortium  Campaign Organisations  The Human Rights Consortium actively campaigns for a strong and inclusive Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.  
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign  Campaign Organisations  The IPSC was set up in late 2001 by a group of established Irish human rights and community activists, academics and journalists who were deeply concerned with the current situation in the Occupied Territories. In partnership with Palestinians now living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland. 
Palestine Solidarity Campaign  Campaign Organisations  The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) campaigns for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of international law and human rights & against all racism. Help us to build a new mass anti Apartheid movement for Palestine. 
Peace and Neutrality Alliance  Campaign Organisations  The Peace & Neutrality Alliance was established in December 1996 in Dublin. Membership is open to all groups and individuals that accept our 5 objectives. A wide range of groups and a growing number of individual are affiliated to PANA. 
Global Justice Now

Campaign Organisations  The World Development Movement (WDM) is a UK-based anti-poverty campaigning organisation. We have a worldwide reputation for tackling hard-hitting, controversial issues. 
Oxfam's Education (site for teachers & pupils)  Children and Young People  Oxfam works in education policy and practice to empower young people to be active Global Citizens. We promote education that helps young people understand the global issues that affect their lives and take action towards a more just and sustainable world. 
People and Planet  Children and Young People  People & Planet is the largest, student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. The People & Planet network consists of groups at Universities, Colleges and Schools, plus many other individual supporters, supported by an office staff team 
Student Action for Refugees (STAR)  Children and Young People  The STAR network is made up of university based student groups, young people involved in the STAR Youth Network and Friends of STAR (individuals and organisations who support the work of STAR). 
Human Rights in Latin America  Developing World  The Latin America News and Networks page 
Global Issues  Developing World  Majority World is an innovative business that works with talented photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East 
Third World Network Africa Developing World  Third World Network-Africa is a research and advocacy organisation based in Accra,Ghana that was established in 1994 under Ghanaian law as a non-profit company limited by guarantee. 
Action Renewables  Development Agencies  We support commercial renewable energy development, develop and support European Projects, offer quality assurance to the renewable energy industry – Microgeneration Certification Scheme�(MCS) accreditation and provide advice and information to Government. 
Christian Aid  Development Agencies  Challenging the causes of poverty and making change happen. 
Comhlamh  Development Agencies  Comhlámh (pronounced ‘co-law-ve', Irish for ‘solidarity') is a member and supporter organisation open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights and global development issues. Marking its 36th anniversary this year it connects, informs, educates and campaigns on these matters. 
Concern Worldwide  Development Agencies  We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. 
Eirene  Development Agencies  EIRENE is a german peace and development service  
Oxfam  Development Agencies  Belief – belief that in a wealthy world poverty is unjustifiable, and can be prevented. Belief that injustice must be challenged. And belief that with the right help, poor people themselves can change their lives for the better, for good. 
Save the Children  Development Agencies  Save the Children serves impoverished, marginalized and vulnerable children and families in more than 120 nations. Our programs reach both children and those working to save and improve their lives, including parents, caregivers, community members and members of our partner organizations. 
Tools for Solidarity  Development Agencies  Volunteer Now works to promote, enhance and support volunteering across Northern Ireland. Volunteer Now is about connecting with individuals and organisations to build healthy communities and create positive change. 
Trócaire  Development Agencies  We're working in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Overseas we deliver our support through local partner organisations, helping communities and families to free themselves from the oppression of poverty. 
Children in Crossfire  Development Education  Children in Crossfire through the support of the trade union, GMB, was invited to Westminster recently to launch our 2012-2015 strategy document and inform MPs and Lords of our ambitious plans to focus on early childhood care & development in Africa and promote informed community action in the UK & Ireland.   Development Education  A development and human rights education resource maintained by a consortium of organisations based in Ireland, including: 80:20 Educating & Acting for a Better World, Aidlink, Concern Worldwide, IDEA, Irish Aid, National Youth Council of Ireland, Self-Help Africa and Trócaire. 
IDEAS (International Development Education Association of Scotland)  Development Education   The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland. 
Information on global issues  Development Education  This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. 
Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) Development Education  The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is a national platform for organisations and individuals engaged in the provision, promotion and advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland. 
Envirolink  Environment  The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. 
Global Footprints  Environment   EC Global Learning Centre, based in London, promotes the values, aims and principles of global learning through all areas of education. HEC is part of the National Consortium of Development Education Centres (DECs) and a partner of Local4Global, the regional group of DECs in London and the South East. 
Gender and Development  Gender and Development   Established in 1966, we are a major source of development financing for the Asia and Pacific region. With more than $17.5 billion in approved financing, and 2,800 employees from 59 countries, ADB - in partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions - is focused on delivering projects that create economic and development impact. 
United Nations Development Programm  Gender and Development   UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only as human rights, but also because they are a pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development. 
Amnesty International  Human Rights Organisations  Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. 
Committee on the Administration of Justice  Human Rights Organisations  CAJ is an independent human rights organisation with cross community membership in Northern Ireland and beyond. It was established in 1981 and lobbies and campaigns on a broad range of human rights issues. CAJ seeks to secure the highest standards in the administration of justice in Northern Ireland by ensuring that the Government complies with its obligations in international human rights law. 
Human Rights Commission  Human Rights Organisations  The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent, statutory body set up in 1999. Its role is to promote awareness of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland, to review existing law and practice and to advise government on what steps need to be taken to fully protect human rights in Northern Ireland.  
International Criminal Court  Human Rights Organisations  Website of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court relating to the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the establishment of the Court  
UN High Commissioner for Refugees  Human Rights Organisations  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. 
BOND - UK network of voluntary organisations in International and Development Education  Network of Development Agencies  Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. 
Dochas  Network of Development Agencies  Dóchas is the association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations. Dóchas provides a forum for consultation and co-operation between its members and helps them speak with a single voice on development issues. 
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment  Statutory Education / Government  The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) was established on 1 April 1994 and is a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland 
Department of Education  Statutory Education / Government  The Department of Education is responsible for the central administration of all aspects of education and related services in Northern Ireland - excepting the higher and further education sector, responsibility for which is within the remit of the Department for Employment and Learning.  
Development education research network at the National University Ireland Galway Statutory Education / Government   The Development Education and Research Network was established in 2005 to promote development education and enhance networking between researchers and academics interested in development and education issues at NUI Galway. 
Irish Aid  Statutory Education / Government   Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries. Ireland has had an official development assistance programme since 1974. It has grown steadily over the years from modest beginnings to its current size (total ODA in 2011 was €659 million).  
Irish Congress of Trade Unions  Trade Union  It is my strong belief that - despite the often frenzied claims to the contrary - trade unions are not just hugely relevant today but are a vital component of any society that dares to aspire to greater justice and equality. Without the power and vision of organised labour, those aspirations cannot be realised. Indeed, it is in organised labour that you will find the largest, the strongest and most able antidote to the forces of the unfettered free market and unrestrained capital. 
NIPSA  Trade Union  The Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) represents over 45,000 members from across the civil and public services and the voluntary sector. NIPSA members can be found in a wide variety of jobs from architects to zoologist and all grades and professions within. 
Unison  Trade Union  No matter if you're new to UNISON or a seasoned activist, here you'll find a wealth of interesting information, including how the union is structured, where we direct our energies and contact details for your local representatives. 
Unite  Trade Union  Unite is the union for the 21st century. Unite was formed by a merger between two of Britain's' leading unions, the T&G and Amicus. It was created to meet the great challenges facing working people in the 21st century and is a democratic and campaigning union which fights back for employees in the workplace, is taking trade unionism out to the millions of unorganised workers, is a union that stands up for equality for all and advances its members interests politically.  
Baby Milk Action  Transnational Corporations  Mothers and babies need you more than ever – Nestlé rejects meetings with Baby Milk Action – Follow the money - conflicts of interest exposed 
Boycott Nike  Transnational Corporations  Utilizing the latest social media technology to create a place for: Consumer and Buisness 
Clean Clothes Campaign  Transnational Corporations  The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. 
Corporate Watch  Transnational Corporations  Corporations have gained a power out of all proportion to their original purpose. We are a research group supporting the campaigns which are increasingly successful in forcing corporations to back down. Corporate Watch is part of the growing anti-corporate movement springing up around the world.  
Global Exchange  Transnational Corporations  Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice since 1988. We are a 501 c3 registered non-profit. 
Killer Coke  Transnational Corporations  The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke is a worldwide movement based on the efforts of thousands of volunteers. Above all, it is a movement of We's and not I's, and we need all the help we can get if justice is to prevail. 
McSpotlight  Transnational Corporations  A small place in the internet for an alternative view on McDonalds 
National Youth Council for Ireland  Youth Groups / Organisations  NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people. 
Northern Ireland Youth Forum  Youth Groups / Organisations  Here you can find loads of information about the work of the NIYF… some news features on the work of the NIYF staff, including the Big Deal team… contact details for the NIYF staff team, and information about how you can get involved in the work. 
Youth Council Northern Ireland  Youth Groups / Organisations  YouthNet’s vision is of an inclusive and equitable society that values young people and actively develops their contribution to achieve this, within a local, national and international context.  
YouthNet NI (Voluntary youth network for Northern Ireland) Youthsearch  Youth Groups / Organisations  YouthNet is the UK’s leading online charity, providing advice, information and support to young people aged 16 to 25.