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I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world. - Eugene V. Debs

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead

When you think about the kind of person you are, do you tend to “think globally and act locally”? If yes, you might also think of yourself as a global citizen. Despite the mass global appeal of being a ‘citizen of the world’ some have questioned what it really means to be a global citizen? According to Oxfam International, global citizenship is the idea that we are all citizens of the globe, and therefore we are all equally responsible for what happens on, and to our world. Thus, every global citizen has a duty to address issues of social injustice,... (more)


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Global Dignity Day - October 20th
NOTE: The Global Dignity Day 2011 Facilitator's Guide as well as the Express Guide is provided...

Haiti and Habitat for Humanity
Students will work in small groups and apply the math skills they've learned in class to design a...

Intro to the Millenium Development Goals 5 - Visualizing inequality, envisioning a future
This lesson introduces students to the impact that that social and economic inequalities have in...

International Days

World Press Freedom Day
May 3

World Fair Trade Day
May 11

International Day of Families
May 15

World Information Society Day
May 17

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21

International Youth Day
August 12

United Nations Day
October 24

International Students' Day
November 17

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 5

World Day Against Child Labour.
June 12

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Yes We Care
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