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Using the outcomes from Rio +20:

Ideas and allies to work withRioconnect banner

in One World Week Events:  

The Rio+20 Summit took place in June:  Representatives from around the world gathered in Brazil for this UN Summit on environment and development to plan how to take sustainable development forward.

 The outcome of the summit has been met with almost universal disappointment; responses from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other members of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition can be found on the SCCC website, here.

 The disappointing outcome makes it all the more important that we involve people NOW in finding ways to share resources justly with people across the world and ensure that our planet can offer a future to succeeding generations.

 OWW Sharing Destiny events can play a part in mobilising ideas and action

 In the run up to Rio+20, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition organised Rio Connection events all over the UK.  It would be great to get these people involved in your OWW events.  SCC’s website has a map locating people who are interested in taking action. You can find out here whether there is anyone you could contact in your local area.  You could also look at the list of SCC members (their logos are on the bottom of SCC’s web pages) and then find out if any have local branches or groups near you.

Local groups of National Organisations worth contacting:

Fairtrade Town groups have been encouraged to get involved with OWW this year. You can consult a list of Fairtrade Town groups and see if there is one near you.

Likewise the World Development Movement is encouraging its local groups to set up events in OWW. Find WDM local groups near you, here. 

WDM has a film, Growing Change, about how Venezuelans are developing their food security. WDM may be able to offer speakers for events, too. 

 What kind of economy do we need: Green or Greedy?  Consider the issues here

WDM has some excellent materials discussing what type of Green Economy would meet the needs of poor people which look at issues of justice as well as environmental sustainability.  A report from the Asian Movementsoffers us a perspective from environmental and anti-poverty groups in Asia of what they would like to see.  You can read it here

Together, we can fulfil our vision of “People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world”.


Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here

Press release template for 'Including You' events download here 

Quotations about  building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf 

Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here

"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here 

School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes 

Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)

Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here  links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)

Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint

Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions

Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here

2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt here

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. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)

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 but still relevant for this years events)

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

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