General global security resources, global security background site, etc.
Human security issues including health, human rights, water, environment, etc.
Traditional conceptions of security, national security, homeland defense, etc.
Information security
News and media resources
Resources for teaching about global security issues


Human Security

This section of the guide features links to sites related to the broad conception of human security. Click on the links below to jump to specific sections
    1. Center for the Global South
      The Center for the Global South, which is based at American University, is dedicated to supporting human security in the developing world. This site offers research publications, news updates, and an extensive collection of links.
    2. Commission on Human Security
      Adversities such as conflict, poverty, infectious diseases and human rights violations threaten the survival and dignity of millions of people today. The CHS web site offers indepth information related to human security issues.
    3. Relief Web
      ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This site provides a great deal of information regarding human security and related issues.
    1. Canadian Human Rights Foundation
      The Canadian Human Rights Foundation is dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights through education, in Canada and around the world.
    2. Directory of Human Rights Resources on the Internet (AAAS)
      This site was developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Directory provides descriptions and links to hundreds of human rights organizations worldwide on the Internet.
    3. Global Exchange
      Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting human rights through people-to-people ties around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.
    4. Human Rights Interactive Network
      An extensive collection of links to human rights and humanitarian resources and organizations around the world.
    5. Human Rights International Alliance
      Human Rights International Alliance works to promote awareness concerning human rights issues worldwide. The HRIA web site features an extensive collection of online resources.
    6. Human Rights Internet
      Founded in 1976, Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. This site features an extensive collection of links to human rights web sites, as well as access to online human rights databases, educational resources, and background information on human rights issues.
    7. Human Rights Web
      Human Rights Web is an excellent resource for general information about human rights, the human rights movement, human rights documents, etc.
    8. Institute of International Human Rights
      The Advocacy Center at the Institute of International Human Rights features an extensive collection of links to human rights-oriented web sites. This site is an excellent clearinghouse.
    9. Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
      The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights works in the U.S. and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity and respect for the rule of law. This site offers a wealth of information and resources related to LCHR initiatives and human rights issues in general.
    10. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
      According to Mrs. Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "'s human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow's conflicts." The UNHCHR web site provides current information concerning human rights issues including: the International Criminal Court, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Education, etc. Use the search engine to find information about specific topics and issues.
    11. United Nations Human Rights Home Page
      The UN Human Rights web site is a clearinghouse of information related to the work of the United Nations is the field of human rights. This is a good starting point.
    12. University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
      This site is part of the DIANA International Human Rights Database. It is an excellent resource for anyone interested in human rights issues and education.
    1. Food and Agriculture Organization
      The FAO strives to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. The FAO is one of the largest specialized agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development. They coordinate a special project on food security.
    2. Overcoming Human Poverty
      Overcoming Human Poverty is a special report published by the United Nations Development Program. It focuses on a variety of issues related to poverty and human security.
    3. PovertyNet,,menuPK:336998~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336992,00.html
      The PovertyNet site is maintained by the Poverty Reduction Group, part of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network at the World Bank. This site offers a variety of resources related to poverty and development.
    4. World Food Program
      WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In 2001, WFP fed 77 million people in 82 countries, including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced people. This site offers information about the work of the WFP and a clickable world hunger map.
  4. WATER
    1. Global Water Forum
      The Global Water Forum's web site offers extensive information about worldwide water issues and challenges. Features navigation organized by world region.
    2. The Human Right to Water
      This is a .pdf document created by Dr. Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute for Studies in development, environment and security.
    3. The Water Page
      This site offers links and resources related to a number of important water issues including water and conflict, privatization, and quality.
    4. The World's Water
      This site is dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.This site is an excellent resources for water links, scholarship, and statistical information.
    5. Water and Sustainability
      This site provides a summary of issues related to water and sustainability. This document also includes a number of imbedded links for more information.
    6. World Water Council
      The World Water Council is the International Water Policy Think Tank dedicated to strengthening the world water movement for an improved management of the world's water resources. The WWC web site provides up-to-date information about worldwide water issues and an extensive collection of links.
    1. Pan-American Health Organization
      The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.

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