Global Resources

Global Resources

Amnesty International website - Protecting human rights worldwide, Amnesty International focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Global Philadelphia website - Philadelphia is the birthplace of America’s democracy and a world-class city at the heart of a world-class region. For more than three centuries, the world’s peoples have come here to find new opportunities and dream of a better future. Over the same period, Philadelphia has been exporting its ideas, energy, and products to friends and neighbors all over the world. Whether you are a visitor or a regional resident, this site is your portal to everything that’s international in our region. Discover what’s global about Philadelphia!

Resources for teaching about Nelson Mandela
- page - this list of resources compiled by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Resources include videos, books, websites, and transcripts.

The People's Movement for Human Rights Learning website -
People's Movement for Human Rights Learning, formerly The People’s Decade for Human Rights Education, is an independent, international, non-profit organization promoting, enhancing and providing learning about human rights as relevant to people's daily, that leads to action. PDHRE was established in 1988 in an effort to respond to the unmet need for Human Rights Learning at the grassroots level. Since then, PDHRE has conducted and/or facilitated Human Rights Learning and training at the community level in more than 60 countries. PDHRE was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995 – 2004) and is committed to create a process by which all will know human rights towards social and economic transformation.

United Nations Audio Channels for Phones - website - This innovative service offered by AudioNow, allows mobile users to access UN audio content by calling in a local access number without the need for a smartphone or apps and using voice minutes rather than data plans, making it the least expensive way to access such content. The numbers are also accessible from landlines. The UN Audio channels include UN Radio broadcasts, live coverage of meetings, press briefings, news and feature segments, all available through a “call to listen” service to mobile phone users in multiple languages in regions across the globe. The service will launch in the U.S., followed by South Africa, Brazil and Switzerland, then in selected countries in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and the Caribbean.

UN Audio Channel Arabic: +1 (712) 432-9912
UN Audio Channel Chinese: +1 (712) 432-9911
UN Audio Channel English: +1 (712) 432-9910
UN Audio Channel French: +1 (712) 432-9913
UN Audio Channel Kiswahili: +1 (712) 432-9916
UN Audio Channel Portuguese: +1 (712) 432-9917
UN Audio Channel Russian: +1 (712) 432-9914
UN Audio Channel Spanish: +1 (712) 432-9915

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