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. More

Donations urgently needed

* Charity No: 1107762


One World Week 2016

23rd - 30th October 

"Including You"

Acting together for One World in Peace

(this strapline is the overall European Global Education Week theme within which OWW will be focussing on migration and inclusion issues) 


One World Week 2O16

will be from Sunday 23rd - Sunday 30th October  

but you can hold One World Week events any time it works for you!


Can YOU help One World Week?

     Could you, for example:
  • identify resources on the OWWtheme for 2016 (needed now!)
  • collate the responses from the OWW evaluations?  
  • represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?
  • write a press release?
  • help us evaluate the website and suggest improvements? (right now! as we are in the process of building a new website that will be more accessible to phones and tablets)

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 

 Partners Campaigns and Activities

Many of One World Week's partners run campaigns and activities relevant to the OWW theme. 

You will find summaries and links below 

One World Week is the UK representative of North South Centre's Global Education Week

The 2016 week is from 14-20 November. The theme for 2016 is “Acting together for a World of Peace”.

More here

Think Global logo

Positive Development Stories

Courses and resources for teachers - here

New resources about migration - here

Images for global learning - How to find the best ones? - here

Inter Faith Week 2016 will take place from Sunday 13 November - Sunday 20  November   

more here

Scottish Interfaith Week 2016 will take place from 13th - 20th November on the theme of 'Religion and the Media'

more here

New Resource for Interfaith Activities - more here

Great global education resources for Muslim Schools available

more here

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 secretive negotiation 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) or try 38 Degrees video here for a quick clear overview

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

War on Want also has updates and guidelines for action too here

cartoon illustrating Time 2 Act  demo against fracking

OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition


In December world leaders met in Paris to reach a big global agreement on tackling climate change.

More information here about about what happened at marches and activities around the world.

More about The Climate Coalition here


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland,

Scotlandhas 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

Campaigning on Tax Justice

You can take action for Tax justice, here


The CLIMATE JUSTICE campaign continues.

The Big Shift -

persuade your church to shift from fossil fuels to renewable enery - More Here

Christian Aid also has 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.


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

Pope' Life style tips to help you reduce your carbon footprint 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. Tax dodging means depriving governments of the funds to invest in better public services, thus driving people to migrate elsewhere to seek a better life

Their campaign, "FEARLESS" addresses issues of violence against women - more here .

They do great teaching resources too!-on these and many more topics -more here

Migration - A policy position paper links UK policies to the causes of the poverty from which migrants seek to escape.
  cartoon poster of causes of migration

Download the policy paper here

  Other 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, CETA and the corporate power grab-  visit their website here for updates


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


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

Some more great videos 3 and 4 minutes about Traidcrafts work to empower women here - useful for OWW events.

Social Networking

Why not follow us on our social networking sites?  If you have a (short) story or experince you want share on OWW's facebook page contact us



Press Releases


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here

2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Download as a PDF here

Global Education resources for Muslim Schools from MADE - more details here (added 7 Dec. 2015)

Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones;   suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities (added Nov. 2015)

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft -  here (8 Oct 2015)

Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015) 

Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)

Worship resources  to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (7 Oct. 2015)

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

Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)

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)   

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)

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


We've made every effort to make it accessible and standards compliant whilst also providing a useable and useful hub for everyone involved in One World Week activities. Please let us know what you think.