World and Local Issues

Here is a small list of different issues happening in the world.  There are also links to organizations (Locally and Globally) that are making an effort to help support those that are less fortunate. As your research the issues, answer the following questions:

What strikes you?

Were there any statistics that stood out to you?

What questions do you have about the issue?

How does this apply to your community?

After you read about the issues globally, go to KPBS and search about the topic locally

Find an organization in San Diego that helps with the issue that you would be interested in working with?

    What is the name of the organization?

    What issue are they helping with?

    What is their mission statement?

    How can you get involved?

Local Resources
Search KPBS for local news and issues in the San Diego community. Look under the “news” heading to find different news sections.

San Diego LGBT Community Center?
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is the nation’s second oldest and third largest LGBT community center. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those struggling with HIV. Last year The Center provided more than 50,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more

A few Global Issues:
http://www.globalissues.org/
Using the links: Please remember to be resourceful! You may come across information that you do not understand, but try your best to figure it out before you seek help.  On most of the pages, there are links to videos and supplemental information.

Poverty and Hunger
1. http://www.globalissues.org/article/588/global-health-overview
Scroll down to find “Health Poverty and Inequality”

2. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/6/world-hunger-and-poverty

Human Rights
Womens’ Rights

1. http://www.globalissues.org/article/166/womens-rights

2. Children’s Rights
A. http://www.globalissues.org/article/152/rights-of-the-child
    B. http://www.unicef.org/crc/

Links to different issues regarding Human Rights.
3. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/137/human-rights-issues

Environment:
1. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/178/climate-change-and-global-warming
2. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/168/environmental-issues
      1.  Scroll through the page to find links to different environmental issues

Food
1. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/188/genetically-engineered-food
2. http://www.globalissues.org/issue/749/food-and-agriculture-issues

Education:
Search Results for issues regarding education
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=016577431153609535798%3Augfpnts3pnu&ie=UTF-8&q=education&sa.x=0&sa.y=0#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=education&gsc.page=1

Veterans:
Stand Downs
http://www.globalissues.org/news/2010/08/18/6651

United Nations
United Nations Humanitarian Affairs –
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again.

UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA mission is to protect human health and the environment.

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