Global Education

Teacher resources to encourage a global
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Australia's aid

Group shot of young people with volunteer Pierre Johannessen in Bangladesh.
International assistance or aid consists of grants, loans, goods and services given by governments of wealthier countries to assist the progress of developing countries.
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Cultural diversity

Villagers wearing traditional costumes beat drums at a ceremony in Papua New Guinea.
Globalisation is expanding interconnections between people, making intercultural understanding important for peaceful, just and sustainable development.
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In 2005 a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan killing nearly 75,000 people and destroying homes, schools and hospitals.
Poverty, human activities, population pressures and environmental degradation mean that increasing numbers of people are vulnerable to natural hazards. With planning, risks can be reduced.
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Improving teacher skills assists students to learn better at Na Thong school in Laos.
Education is one of the most powerful tools for reducing poverty and inequality. Knowledge and skills open up new views about the world and create choices and the confidence to take up opportunities to improve society.
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Reducing pollution and managing urban waste helps improve health in Haiphong, Vietnam.
As the world’s population grows, its citizens are required to place more and more pressure on the environment to produce enough food and energy, and to do so in a sustainable way.
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Food security

The ‘iron buffalo’ or walking tractor is used to prepare a paddy field for rice seedlings near Sekong, Laos.
About one person in eight does not have enough food to eat. Food security is vital to combating poverty and enabling people to live healthy and productive lives.
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Papua New Guinea’s first satellite dish will bring clearer, more reliable radio signals and improve connections to the world.
Globalisation, the rapid economic integration and movement of people, goods, capital and ideas across borders, provides both opportunities and challenges to address poverty.
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This primary school in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea is provided with water by the government.
Good governance is essential for a country’s development as effective leadership drives the processes and institutions that deliver better services to the population, stimulate economic growth and ensure security and stability.
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In Solomon Islands, women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families.
Good health is dependent on good nutrition, safe environments and access to quality healthcare for the prevention and treatment of disease and injury. The poor suffer more and face more serious consequences from ill health than the rich. However, improving income, education, nutrition, hygiene and housing have led to overall improvements in health outcomes.
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Human rights

A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda.
All people are entitled to their human rights, regardless of who they are, where they live and what they believe. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that human rights across the globe are accessible and protected. The international community has a number of measures in place to protect and improve human rights for all.
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Peace building

A sign celebrating the removal of weapons is an important part of building a safe environment for peace in Solomon Islands.
Building peace after conflict is a long and difficult process. A balance is needed between addressing the grievances of the past and promoting long-term stability, security and equality.
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Poverty reduction

Poor people fear being forced to leave their homes, built along Bassac River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Great progress has been made in reducing the extreme poverty rate, yet nearly half the world’s population still lives with little capacity to cope with unexpected costs, spiralling prices or natural disasters, and the gap between them and the rich continues to widen.
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A woman has her ration card checked at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.
Imagine being so scared of being killed or tortured that you would leave your home and all your possessions without knowing where you could live in safety. The international community is working together to protect people who have fled their homes and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
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Water and sanitation

In Lombok, Indonesia, a woman pours clean water from the central source into her covered storage container.
Access to clean water and sanitation is fundamental to a healthy life and enhances peoples’ ability to be productive, at work and school. It is estimated that, in the next twenty years, water use will increase and availability will decrease. Cooperating to improve access to water for all people was highlighted during 2013 during the International Year of Water Cooperation.
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