Topics adapted from High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them. Feel free to add to this list, and also suggested relevant resources under each topic.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses

Biodiversity and Conservation: The Web of Life
From the Field Museum of Natural HIstory

Resources and teaching ideas for 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Biotechnology Rules

Conflict Resolution

[see also Peacekeeping]


Digital Divide


General Resources

Global Issues Gateway

UC Atlas of Global Inequality

Primary Source - Global Education Resources
Guide to resources for learning about global issues like human rights, health, and the environment.

General Environmental Resources

National Geographic
Environment Facts, Environment Science, Global Warming, Natural Disasters, Ecosystems, Green Living

Global Economy

Global Warming

Illegal Drugs

International Labor and Migration

Fair Trade

A non-profit group that promotes economic development for Mayan women. You can sponsor a MayaWorks sale at your school!

Intellectual Property Rights

Maritime Safety and Pollution

Millennium Development Goals

Primary Source - Teaching the Millennium Development Goals
Resources for teaching and learning about the Millennium Development Goals

Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster management
Case studies and ideas for helping students respond to natural disasters


From the AusAID Global Education website


The End of Poverty
A web site that supports the book of the same title written by Jeffery Sachs

Poverty reduction
From the AusAID Global Education website

Re-invention of Taxation for the 21st Century

Universal Education

Global issue from the AusAID Global Education website


Water as a Global Issue
Background information and teaching ideas about Water