What is One World Week?

One World Week is a Development Education Charity*. Each year, "The Week" is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally.

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* Charity No: 1107762


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Can YOU help One World Week?

     Could you, for example:
  • compile a set of quotations about "Hope"?   
  • represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
  • identify resources for children or adults on the OWW theme?
  • write a press release?

If you could offer a few hours a week, a month or occasionally, to help with tasks like these, share with OWW event organisers and keep OWW working, please consider the range of volunteering opportunities  here 



One World Week is the UK representative on the

North-South Centre's Global Education Week


OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement. currently focussing on TTIP

Click on the logo for more information about their work





  "Take Back the Power" 

TJM is currently monitoring the progress of the negotiation in secret of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) betwen the EU and the USA. They believe that this treaty,if passed, "...will prioritise investor interests over the government’s ability to protect the interests of people and our environment, and will undermine important elements of our democratic framework."


More in the background story (above in right column) 

Updates on the negotiations and what you can do from the 'NO TTIP' website here and Global Justice Now website here

War on Want has produced guidelines  for those writing to their MPs  here

cartoon illustrating Time 2 Act

demo against fracking


OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition


Speak up for the love of ...

9,000 people turned up to lobby MPs on June 17

More on the Guardian blog here


The Climate Coalition says:

"This year, world leaders will make decisions

that will affect us all.

We need them to feel our love for things

we could lose to climate change.

Tell the world what you love and

want to protect from climate change.

 Show the love." 


(more here on how climate change affects the things we love)



Other featured campaigns include: "putting the breaks on fracking"

to prevent damage to the local environment and adding yet more carbon to speed up climate change. 


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland,

Scotland has its own coalition which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020. See the video about how they organised here



Success for the transparency campaign!   The government announced in October 2013 that it would crack down on phantom firms by making a public register of exactly who owns what in the UK.   Follow-up action is needed to make it work for developing countries. You can take action for Tax justice, here.

 The CLIMATE JUSTICE campaign continues. 

Christian Aid launched "Green Light", a joint campaign with ShareAction to persuade our Pension Funds to invest in a sustainable future instead of one of increasing climate change driven by investment in fossil fuels. More here  -   Ideal for exploring using money ethically in your OWW events.


Watch the video here

       New Climate Action - here

Pope Francis's Encyclical, "Laudato Si" has inspired great resources to use in OWW and actions to take now

- see list here 

Life style tips to help you start Living Differently. here



MAKE TRADE FAIR : Three campaigns - click on the images to find out more about each


OWW's partners, Action Aid, campaigns against policies  and practices that keep people poor. Find out about their tax dodging campaign here and their new campaign, "FEARLESS" on violence against women here .

These are important elements in the challenge to address inequality - part of OWW's 2015 theme

Formerly the World Development Movement

The new name states better the movement's values and aims in the 21st Century.(more here from the new website) It will continue to campaign for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few; and work in solidarity with social movements to fight the causes of poverty and injustice.

Current campaigns for economic and social justice

(more here) include:

- Energy Justice

- Stop the corporate takeover of Africa's food

- Trade deals, including the TTIP and the corporate power grab



The gap between rich and poor is out of control.

Oxfam's EVEN IT UP campaign aims to do something about it. Here is a short video and action points  

 OXFAM's green 'Even it up' busOxfam's 'EVEN IT UP' bus is touring the country during September and October. (great preparation for OWW!). This campaigning double decker aims to get people on board to tackle inequality across the UK. 

Check out the timetable here



is campaining for people in developing countries who’ve been harmed by UK companies to be able to get justice, in the UK if necessary.

Find out more about Traidcraft's JUSTICE Campaign here 

and click on this image to watch the video



Social Networking

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Call For Climate Action

For the love of each other, we're came together in our thousands, on 17 June, with our partners in the Climate Coalition, to ask MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all the things we love.  It was our first opportunity since the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.

Will you share what you love? (

Press Releases


Recently Added Resources

The Funding Opportunities page has been updated  (1 Sept. 2015)

New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" -  from 'Think Global'  (issued 29 Aug. 2015)

Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)

2015 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2015

2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download a pdf version OR a word.docx version

Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)

wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two  (Oct. 2014)

 A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for  reflection (added 25 September 2014)   

Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from  participants at OWW events (word.doc)

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events 

Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)

OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)

Funding Opportunities -  Aug. 2013


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