|Inis Mór Heritage Centre||http://www.visitaranislands.com|
|Noel Mahon Luxury tours on Inis Mór||http://www.tourbusaranislands.com|
United Nations cyberschoolbus
One of the very best - unstuffy with extensive materials for educators at all levels and ages. Excellent for ideas, information, curriculum suggestions, a bookstore, quizzes, etc. Detailed statistics on 30 areas of interest for 185 countries (see Global Trends). Good onward links.
|United Nations Development Programme- Human Development Report||A top source of development
related information. Summaries of all the Human Development Reports.
Useful (and printable) notes on the Human Development Index plus
detailed country case studies. The stuff of 'what is development'
debates with good onward links to UN system.
|UNICEF||Source of statistics (on 14 basic
issues) by country or region, coloured world maps, definitions (very
useful), catalogue, children's rights etc. Detailed information and
summaries of the State of the World's Children report. Good links.
|United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees||For everything you need to know
about refugees, map and text based country specific information,
sections on issues with analysis of specific topics, one for teachers
(including lesson plans) and a useful summary of the annual State of
the World's Refugees.
|Womenwatch||Very formal UN site for
information on women worldwide. Packed with data on general issues as
well by region and country. Updates on conferences and issues, a
discussion forum and good links to other sites.
|Worldwide Governments on the Web||Everything you ever wanted to know
about governments around the world and more besides. Overviews by
region as well as details by individual countries, info. on
parliaments, political parties, heads of government etc. Good links to
other sites (e.g. the CIA Factbook and good maps). Excellent for
research for projects etc.
|World Bank||Increasingly interesting site with
a useful topics in development section (on a huge variety of issues
from economics and trade to cities and education), an excellent
countries and regions index plus loads of statistics.
|Development Assistance Committee of the OECD||Site for basic data on a huge
range of issues.
|Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights||The site for the full text of many
international human rights documents (see the UN Declaration on the
Right to Development), summaries of current human rights debates and
situations, excellent human rights education section linked to other
sites. Hard work but worth it.
|United Nations Family Planning Association||Useful for detailed information,
case studies and statistics, charts, maps and graphs on world
|Irish Aid and the Department for International Development (DfiD)||The official sites of the Irish
and British Governments' aid programmes. Updates, figures, speeches and
|United Nations Environment Programme||Useful for a summary fo the Global
Environmental Outlook (GEO 1) which analyses key environmental issues
and trends with country and regional overviews and case studies with
useful links to other sites.
The Group of 77
Site for the opinions and views as well as the history and documents of the organisation of Third World countries known as the group of 77 (now the group of 132). An excellent site for Third World perspectives not normally available elsewhere.
|Afronet||Zambia based site on human rights
and development, news stories, backgrounders, viewpoints on a range of
issues and countries from a radical perspective with useful onward
|Focus on the Global South||Thailand based site providing
alternative development and human rights focus on Asia, South-East Asia
and broader global issues (see especially the Focus Concept paper and
the publications for an overview).
|Arabnet||A great site for information and
resources on the Arab World, the Middle East and North Africa. Country
by country data on the history, geography, culture etc. - invaluable
(see the history sections particularly). Watch out for the ABC of
Camels, the ABC of Arab Cuisine and Arabic Names - great fun and good
background especially for young ages.
|North American Congress on Latin america||Although based in the US, this
organisation and site will provide excellent, detailed information on
Latin America. The site has excellent links to a huge variety of other
sites in Latin America (for those with Spanish and Portuguese).
|Alternative Information and Development Centre, South africa||An information, research and
education site providing a Southern African perspective on development
and human rights issues - includes a newsletter, archives and a useful
list of other sites in the region and internationally.
|Africa News||Although US based, this non-profit
news service provides wonderful research, study and discussion material
on all things African (by region also) plus excellent resources and
onward links. Fills in the gaping holes left by other news sources.
|Brazilian Justice and Peace Service (SEJUP)||A superb site - focused on things
Brazilian with updates, brilliant (and immediately useable) case
studies on a huge range of topics (endless project and debate
materials), links to other Brazilian sites (newspapers, magazines etc.,
see Walters Brazilian Megalinks - including cartoon of the day!) An
absolute must - a top tenner!
|Sangonet||The Southern Africa Non-profit
Internet Service homepage with lists of links to a host of other sites
and organisations dealing with issues such as development, human
rights, education, etc. A good place to start.
|The Grameen Bank||World famous people's bank based
in Bangladesh. Great material and case studies on women and development
and related issues with links to similar projects in Africa and Asia
A must- an unstuffy guide to the best and most useful education related sites on the Web. An immense amount of usable informations subject by subject (agriculture through geography to women's studies) and by age. Discussion forum. Extremely usuable. One of the top ten.
|Artists against Racism||A top ten sitewith news and views
from various artists. Resources, a shop (cool T-Shirts, etc.) the
Violet Ribbon Campaign Against Racism, how to get involved and good
educational materials including class notes, articles etc. A real
|Geography World||Information, ideas, quizzes etc.
on a huge range of topics from ecosystems via cultures (Africa etc.) to
population (35 items on this alone !) to educational media. Packed with
usable stuff and awesome pictures of its webmaster ! In the top ten.
|Youth in Action||An excellent youth social action
site (top 10) on human rights and environment. Ideas for learning,
communication and taking action. Backgrounders on specific issues. You
need to register (for free!).
|BBC Education||A huge variety of information and
articles on educational issues. An excellent guide to good education
sites by subject, individual stories etc. Watch out for the Learning
|Educational Resources Information Centre||The major site to go in search of
documents and research and educationnal issues, a treasure trove.
|Stockholm International Peace Research Institute||The basics on military
expenditure, who makes what and who buys it, information by country and
region, a summary of the SIPRI Yearbook, some facts sheets and onward
|Millennium Institute||Overview of key global 'critical
issues' on development and environment (under four headings - 'safe',
'approaching danger', 'dangerously high' 'and don't know yet'),
excellent summary statistics and overview of critical issues with
useful comments on the role of different faiths. Good links.
|Cartoon Web||The sites of Cartoonists and
Writers Syndicate. Has cartoons of the day, international (and Third
World) cartoons, list of individual cartoonists as well as purchasing
option. Good fun with no teaching ideas in sight.
|Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity||Based at the University of Ulster,
a briliant site for research work on ethnic studies, conflicts
worldwide, and human rights. Includes excellent country and regional
reports, updates and briefings on specific conflicts (e.g. Sudan and
Kosovo), thematic guides (e,g, Women and Conflict, Truth and
|University of Minnesota Human Rights Library||A major source for copies of all
human rights documents (historical ones, also), an excellent human
rights education section with great links to a large number of related
organisations and sites.
|Fight Racism||One World linked site organised
with Solidar- provides information and ideas for actions against racism
on a variety of fronts- food, music, language, conventions and laws,
'popular' prejudices etc.
|Northern Ireland Network for Education (NINE)||Fast track access to
relevant materials for education organised by subject and by key
stages. Links to sites organised by key stage. An excellent 'staffroom'
and section for sharing resources - with online teaching resources
-(you can share yours also). Good onward links including those for
development and human rights education.
|Women and the Third World||Rich site on women and development
with updates, viewpoints, statistics and case studies with excellent
onwards links on women's perspectives on a range of issues.
|INK||Dedicated to the promotion of
alternative publications in UK, including the Aisling Magazine.
|Omslag||OMSLAG, 'Workshop for Sustainable
Development', in The Netherlands. A new (non-profit) public information
service on 'Different Ways of Housing and Living'. This service
consists of an actual website, and a documentation-centre with the
(Dutch) magazine 'ZOZ'.
|Feasta||Feasta's Mission is to identify the economic
characteristics that Irish society must have in order to be
economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable and to share
this analysis with the widest audience possible.
|Gyreum||A rural retreat in County Sligo, Ireland.
The AISLING Magazine, 'An Charraig', Mainistir, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway, Éire.
Phone: + 353-(0)99-61245 - Fax: + 353-(0)99-61968 - E-mail: email@example.com