Human Rights Education Association

HREA is an international non-governmental organization that provides information on human rights learning, training of activists through educational materials and programming, and community building through on-line technology. HREA works with individuals, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations and governments interested in implementing human rights education programs.  

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Founded to coordinate activities between the Red Cross Societies in the aftermath of WWI, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies continues its mission of helping to better organize and coordinate international relief assistance to those in need or displaced by disaster. Here, students and teachers can learn about the activities of the IFRC including helpful research tools and publications. 


generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, generationOn gives kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.

U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit

The mission of the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) is to serve as a U.S. Government interagency center to identify, collect, analyze, and disseminate unclassified information critical to U.S. Government decision-makers and partners in preparation for and response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide, and to promote best practices for humanitarian information management. 
Here you’ll find discussions pertaining to democracy and global affairs, like global climate change, internet freedom, international human rights, arms control and much more.   

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA offers detailed discussion of many “themes” like conflict displacement, gender equality, environmental emergencies as well as multimedia resources from OCHA.   


Learn the latest about ongoing conflicts in the world. Bringing together the latest news from disasters, both natural and man-made, Reliefweb provides teachers and students access to the most urgent humanitarian news of the day.    

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

Access the landmark document that brought together the world under the guise of freedom, equality, and recognition of humanity’s common purpose. Click here for the “Plain English” guide to the UDHR, by the United Nations’ cyberschoolbus, a kid-friendly guide to understanding the United Nations. 

United Nations: International Law

Find information concerning international trade agreements, nautical laws, and international courts and tribunals such as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.