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  • Amnesty International, levels 5–8

    A rich collection of online news and information on human rights themes and international campaigns, with a documentary library, links, and media releases.

  • Greenpeace International

    Looking for information on current issues? You should find relevant material here, at the home of one of the best-known global lobby groups.

  • Jubilee 2000, levels 5–8

    This comprehensive site (including news, features, and taking action) looks at the issue of debt. Jubilee 2000 is an international movement calling for cancellation of the unpayable debt of the world's poorest countries by the year 2000.

  • New Zealand Army Ngati Tumatauenga

    Interesting background information about the peacekeepers in East Timor and other areas of operation, such as Bosnia.

  • OneWorld, levels 1–8

    OneWorld is a community of organisations working from a range of perspectives and backgrounds to promote sustainable development and human rights. Take a look at the Perspectives section of the site. The Guides offer a range of viewpoints on many issues to provoke thinking and discussion, and the Think Tank is a window onto issues, lessons, new thinking, and debates on hot issues in development.

  • Mines Advisory Group, levels 5–8

    A British-based organisation working to clear mines and provide humanitarian aid to landmine victims. A keynote address by Diana, Princess of Wales, is available.

  • Peace Corps, levels 1–8

    Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in another country? Explore what everyday life would be like if you lived overseas, and read stories about Peace Corp involvement and activities from around the world.

  • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand

    Planning a trip to Te Papa? Find out what's on using this site's up-to-date information on current exhibitions.

  • UNICEF: Voices of Youth

    A rich source of information on current issues relating to children. Includes Voices of Youth, a meeting place for young people.

  • UN Mine Action Service, levels 5–8

    A comprehensive overview of United Nations involvement in campaigns against landmines.

  • World Vision

    A rich source of material for any topic relating to access to resources and social justice and human rights. The A–Z of Topics, a comprehensive set of downloadable sheets on a wide range of topics, is particularly useful.

  • World Wildlife Fund

    WWF environmental education programmes in New Zealand. This site has a science focus, but there is something here for social studies too.

  • Worldwatch Institute, levels 5–8

    According to its mission statement, this organisation is devoted to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society. The comprehensive selection of news releases is free, but its magazine is subscription based.

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