Centre for Intercultural Learning
"Think Globally. Act Interculturally" is the motto for the Centre for Intercultural
Learning, a division of Canada's Foreign Affairs Service which produced this site.
It contains country facts and cultural information organized in sections such as:
Country Insights, Intercultures Magazine, The Library, and Articles. Much more than
a simple country fact book this site provides insights on social customs and norms
similar to Culturegrams.
“Promoting the rights, voices and visions of indigenous peoples.” Resource provides full text access to three publications. Issues covering conflict
and migration, culture, health, indigenous enterprise and natural resources.
Online “think tank” dedicated to democratizing global economic thinking. Full text
articles and graphics, on issues including global development, economy, health & politics.
Offers links to specific regions and a search engine.
Globalization and Culture
The Global Policy Forum has developed a site that features a listing of articles,
archived and current in full text, and other resources related to globalization.
Globalization101 Issue Briefs
A Center for Strategic & International Studies resource. Includes briefs on “Culture
and Women”, “Trade”, “Technology”, “Culture” and “Environment.”
Human Rights Topical Research Digest
A compilation of research summaries of human rights topics since the fall of 2004
authored by graduate students of the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International
Studies. These extensive reviews are comprised of annotated and abstracted bibliographies,
introduced by interpretive essays. Each Digest is further organized into sub-categories
within its area of focus.
Human Rights Watch
From the HRW website in the About section: “Human Rights Watch is an independent,
nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals
and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the
International Crisis Group
Based in Brussels, the International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent,
non-profit, non-governmental organization, with 120 staff members on five continents.
The organization works to prevent and resolve deadly conflict by using field-based
analysis and high-level advocacy working closely with governments and those who influence
them, including the media. Their web site provides a wealth of information including
reports and briefing papers documenting activities in close to 60 countries, conflict
histories, and links to early warning resources and maps. Also, they publish CrisisWatch, a twelve-page monthly bulletin which provides succinct regular updates making it
easy to follow developments in conflict situations. The site includes an archive of
the bulletin going back to September 2003.
Matrix—The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online
An international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated
to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide
Web. Links to H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online and Historical Voices, a
fully functional multimedia digital library.
Launched in 2000, OneWorld publishes U.S and international perspectives on global
issues gathered from OneWorld partners which includes a vast network of nongovernmental
organizations, development-oriented news services, foundations, and research institutions.
The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces content in 11 different languages
on topics as wide ranging as AIDS, Food Security, Climate Change, Migration, Refugees,
Gender, Water & Sanitation and Child Labor to name a few.
Launched in October 1996 and administered by the the UN Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ReliefWeb provides information (including over 300,000
documents and maps and some country-specific information) on humanitarian emergencies
and disasters. It provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold,
while also emphasizing the coverage of "forgotten emergencies."
Transformations: Universidad central de Venezuela
Spanish language web site of the Globalization, Culture and Social Program.
This web site provides resources to understand and combat corruption. It describes
itself as a politically nonpartisan organization. The site defines corruption as “the
abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” Most of the articles found in this collection
are timely and available without charge. A good starting point to begin exploring
this global issue.
This site gathers statistics from 24 separate databases from the United Nations and
makes them all accessible through one search interface. When a data set is located,
the user is presented with an option to preview the data. The data can then be customized
using country or area and time period filters. Researchers can select which columns
they would like to be displayed and decide how they would like the elements to be
sorted. There is also an option to “link to this page,” so that a permanent URL will
be created for the data.
UNESCO – Culture
Stresses the cultural issues raised by globalization and the need to support the principle
of diversity. This resource includes project work, news, calendars and special focus
on World Heritage, Tangible and Intangible Heritage, Cultural Industries and Copyright.
Understanding the Face of Globalization
Center for International Education – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. 2001 Global
Studies Institute. Issues include the history and origin of the concept of globalization,
ethics and globalization, practical applications for teaching students about globalization,
and globalization and its relationship to the international political economy, technology,
culture, human rights, and the environment.
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
This Web site is arranged around reports, task force documents, papers, and conference
presentations dealing with topics including global trade reform, climate change, peace
and security, health, foreign policy and economic governance. The primary publication
and most valuable resource is YaleGlobal Online, which provides the latest information
on globalization issues.
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