Here are links to tons of resources on various topics.
New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government’s International aid & development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Tearfund is an international development agency working in basic needs, anti-trafficking, disaster relief, and livelihood development. They work with local agencies, drawing on local knowledge, so people can find their solutions to the problems they face.
Christian AID UK is a UK/Ireland based organisation striving to end poverty. It campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor. The website has a great range of resources.
Third World Network researches economic, social and environmental issues about the Global South.
World Vision is one of the largest global NGOs. They work to end poverty and injustice, through child sponsorship and community development
Oxfam Global NGO with NZ branch, working to end poverty and injustice.
Amnesty International campaigns to protect people, defending their right to freedom, truth and dignity. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise a global movement of supporters
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic agency for justice, peace and development. They work for a world free of poverty and injustice through community development, advocacy, education, and emergency relief.
The Hunger Project. NZ branch of global organization empowering women as key change agents, mobilizing communities into self-reliant action and advocacy.
Global Policy Forum monitors global policy mainly at the United Nations, promoting a more, open and democratic policy process. The site is designed for the general public as well as students and specialists.
www.gapminder.org Non-profit venture promoting sustainable development by increased use and understanding of statistics. Uses a modern “museum” with brilliant tools for illustrating any talk, graphs and up to date facts.
Council for International Development (CID) is the national umbrella agency of international development organisations based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
NGO Disaster Relief Forum CID facilitates the Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF), for New Zealand based NGOs involved in international humanitarian response and emergency management issues.
80,000 Hours is an organisation that aims to help as many people as possible lead high-impact careers by providing career advice for talented people who want to have a social impact.
Slavery and Exploitation
Stand Against Slavery aims to combat worker exploitation and slavery in New Zealand, through connecting government with civil society, business, frontline organisations, and service providers.
ProjectACT targets human trafficking.
Nvader a New Zealand-based organisation that utilises criminal investigators to document cases of sex trafficking in the Southeast Asia/Pacific region.
Justice Acts NZ works in research, education, and advocacy, to combat trafficking and slavery. They focus on advocacy for support services and legal representation for victims.
International Labour Organisation promotes rights at work, decent employment and dialogue on work-related issues. Its website contains information on trafficking and slavery
United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime coordinates work and compiles standards on trafficking and slavery. Their website contains lots of information.
One World Network brings the latest news, action, campaigns and organisations in human rights and global issues across five continents. Includes reports from low-income countries.
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights contains reports with detailed information on harmful practices affecting the Health of women and children.
The Human Rights Commission aims to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Food and Agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN) has a directory of links to 250 main sites and including, a hunger map, fisheries, food security, nutrition, forestry and the environment.
Grain Resources Action promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity, based on people’s control over genetic resources and local knowledge.
http://www.worldwatch.org works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. It also promotes renewable energy and environmentally sound jobs.
The Hunger Project is a global, nonprofit organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.
Children and Youth
Global Movement for Children is dedicated to promoting the rights of the child.
Save the Children Fund is a global charity with a New Zealand branch. It works in 70 countries helping children in the world’s most impoverished communities.
The Peaceful Parent Institute offers seminars for parents and educators, teaching cutting-edge relationship skills, and conflict resolution skills.
Child Poverty Action Group work to secure the right to security, food, shelter, education and healthcare for children, for those whose standard of living compromises their health, education and well-being.
Child Poverty Monitor uses a variety of measures to paint a picture of how Kiwi children are doing. This includes income poverty, material hardship, and severe poverty measures.
KidsCan helps Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential. Provides food, clothing and health items at school, so they start school in a position to learn.
World Health Organisation (WHO) is the UN agency which aims for all peoples to attain the highest possible level of health. It offers comprehensive information on diseases and programmes.
United Nations AIDs Program (UNAIDS), has resources, policies, data and publications. It brings together the efforts of 10 UN organisations to the global AIDS response.
The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) is a global network with an aim to mobilise and strengthen communities to participate in response to HIV/AIDS.
Avert aims avert HIV and AIDS worldwide. Based in the UK, its site contains facts and data, on countries, ages, and their vulnerability.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand provides trusted mental health information and works to influence individuals and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
NZ Drug Foundation assists New Zealanders by educating, advising and standing up for healthy approaches to alcohol and other drugs.
Global Campaign for Education promotes education as a human right, mobilises public pressure on governments to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people – in particular for children, women and all disadvantaged sections of society.
The Global Oneness Project produces multicultural stories examining global issues with a personal and humanistic lens. Lesson plans facilitate active, critical thinking while providing meaningful learning opportunities for students.
Global Fund for Women is an international network advocating for and defending women’s human rights by supporting women’s groups around the world.
Climate and Environment
The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) is a joint initiative by NZ’s Crown Research Institutes and three universities. Its goal is to enhance the capacity of NZ to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
Friends of the Earth campaigns on most urgent environmental issues and promotes sustainable societies.
Greenpeace, Greenpeace exists because the fragile earth deserves a voice and action. Greenpeace campaigns to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
A Rocha NZ is working with churches to help Christians and the wider community reduce their ecological impact and to engage in local conservation.
Zero Waste New Zealand Trust influences and encourages many people in New Zealand and overseas to think of rubbish as a resource, and on actions that lead to a sustainable society.
350 Aotearoa aims to inspire climate action in communities across New Zealand.
Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation campaigning about genetic engineering, toxins, oceans, nuclear energy and forests.
Eco Matters, based in Auckland, delivers sustainability initiatives, including sustainable living programmes in waste minimisation, energy efficiency, and stream restoration.
Enviro Schools is an organisation giving young people the opportunity to explore the well-being of the whole school, community and ecosystem.
The GreenFacts Initiative brings scientific reports on health and the environment to the reach of non-specialists. See the GreenFacts Digests and Co-Publications.
The World Water Council brings together renowned water specialists and international organisations, in response to an increasing concern about world water issues.
The Ethical Fashion Guide empowers you to vote with your wallet. Assessing over 240 fashion brands available in New Zealand, it focuses on supplier transparency, factory auditing, and a living wage.
The Story of Stuff Project is a community of 500,000 change-makers worldwide. Be inspired, by their entertaining movies, study programs, and campaigns on the issues you care about.
Shop Ethical! The Shop Ethical Guide draws into one place information on the environmental and social track record of the companies behind common brands.
Conscious Consumers is a business accreditation program and marketing platform that helps hospitality businesses improve their environmental and social responsibility.
L is for Lifestyle is a great book for Christians (and others) wanting to live in ways that do not cost the earth. An A-to-Z on ethical living
On Tearfund’s website, you’ll find loads of resources to help you learn and discover the small changes you can make to the way you live that will have a positive impact on the world.
Manna Gum is motivated by a vision of renewal of the Church as an alternative community that witnesses to justice. It also provides educational resources.
EECA EnergyWise This site is full of practical information and advice to help you become more energy efficient at home and on the road.
Ethical Traveller empowers travellers to travel ethically. They seek to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment.
GreenPlanetFM covers global to local issues often ignored and not readily discussed in depth in NZ mainstream media. It encourages organising at the grassroots level.
Oooby stands for “Out Of Our Own Backyards” and is a social business that sources food produced in the community and operates an organic food-box service.
The Pachamama Alliance is a global community offering learning experiences, connecting people to create a sustainable future that works for all.
Better World Shopper is a guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers, ranking products from A to F, turning your grocery list into a tool for change.
Effective Altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world.
Poverty and Inequality
Effective Altruism, researches charities that most effectively use resources to help others, using evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.
Human Rights Commission promotes and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Promotes a free, fair, safe country where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.
The Salvation Army Church and service provider serving over 120,000 families and individuals in need each year, with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes – and policy advocacy.
Inequality: A New Zealand Conversation Sparking debate about income gaps, the damage they do, and how to narrow them.
The University of California Atlas of Global Inequality explores the interaction between globalisation and inequality and provides maps, graphics and a wide-ranging database.
Caritas is a Catholic agency that delivers aid, supports development and advocates for justice around the world, including Aotearoa New Zealand. They work to make a difference in the lives of people living with poverty or injustice.
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide.
Institute of Race Relations analyzes racial justice. It has many resources on refugees and immigrants.
Refugee Services helps people who are forced to flee their country through war, persecution, racism and oppression. They have assisted over 40,000 former refugee families.
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.
New Zealand Sustainable Business Network helps businesses use renewable energy, and maximise the use of natural resources.