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5 Years of TakingITGlobal

Launched September 2005

From humble beginnings to boundless imaginings, this September, TakingITGlobal celebrates its 5th birthday. In 5 years, TakingITGlobal has accomplished many things, and thanks to your involvement, we are now one of the largest youth-led organizations in the world!


Launched June 2004

Cities today face problems that threaten to strip them of their creative potential. Pollution, commercialization, and poverty are making it hard to "breathe" in cities, literally and metaphorically...

Diamond Trade

Launched September 2007

During the 1990s and into the current decade, rebel armies in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) exploited the alluvial diamond fields of these countries in order to finance wars of insurgency. Learn more...

European Integration

Launched April 2004

The European Union is one of many regional affiliations seen around the world today. To coincide with the addition of ten new countries to the EU, TakingITGlobal chose to spotlight the impact of regional integration: How it affects Europe. How it affects the world. How it affects you...


Launched January 2005

Since its outbreak, AIDS has caused the deaths of more than 20 million people. It has orphaned more than 13 million children -- a number that is expected to triple by 2010. And in the developing world, it continues to erode prospects for development in countries where men and women, in their most productive years, are dying...

Human Rights 60th Anniversary

Launched June 2008

Sixty years ago, nations of the world joined together in recognizing that all peoples, in all nations, are free and equal regardless of race, religion, economic status, age, gender or other personal characteristics. Through the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the United Nations brought into being the first...

Information Society

Launched October 2003

There are many voices hailing the arrival of an "Information Society," a society driven by the rapid development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). Information can be shared and spread at close to the speed of light, potentially erasing boundaries and changing all aspects of human life from education to business to health...

Make the Media

Launched September 2003

"Make the Media" is all about being a producer of media, be it a website, a handmade 'zine (an independently produced magazine), or a song recorded onto a tape that you share with friends. It's about forging your own channels of communication...


Launched August 2004

Music is never simply noise: it is the sound of a society, of a time, of a place. Music marks the spirit of people; people make music that reflects their thinking and feeling. Music, then, always has the potential to be dangerous - it can inflame the revolutionary - which is why it has been banned and censored at many points in history...


Launched September 2004

Participation has multiple meanings for many people. You can participate simply by reacting as a member of society, or you can participate to connect with others and make social change. At its most basic, participation means making a contribution. You decide how far that contribution will go...

Rural Youth

Launched March 2004

The issues facing rural communities are not an inevitable reality happening "out there"; they consequences for all of us in terms of our food sources, community, environmental protection, sustainable economies, cultural diversity, and social values...

Women's Rights

Launched March 2005

Welcome to the WAG - the Women's Art Gallery! Tour our gallery and explore women's issues in each room of this virtual environment. Every room has a theme that contains artwork, photographs, and other objects revealing information on the subject...


Launched November 2003

All around the world, people are brought together in celebration by the concept of a New Year. TakingITGlobal invites you to immerse yourself in the various sights and sounds of New Year's celebrations on each continent...

Corporate Social Responsibility

Launched December 2003

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become the standard euphemism for the kind of social values most corporations often neglect in their daily practices yet must strive to achieve for all those affected by their policies and actions...


Launched February 2006

Here you will find a variety of ways to interact with people around the world, and find information and resources on some of the most important issues facing people with disabilities.


Launched July 2005

We all need it, some of us grow it, many cook it, but how many question it? TakingITGlobal's theme on 'food' is your opportunity to learn about important topics like hunger, genetically modified foods, nutrition, vegetarianism and more...

Human Rights

Launched February 2004

"Human rights are the banks of the river within which life can flow in freedom and dignity." These are the wise words of Human Rights activist Shulamith Koenig and the inspiration for this theme. Her powerful words arouse a flood of thoughts, and her metaphor plainly conveys the message of what an important role Human Rights play in all our...

Indigenous Peoples

Launched January 2004

Despite their cultural differences, the various groups of indigenous peoples around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples. Indigenous peoples around the world have sought recognition of their identities, their ways of life and their right to traditional lands and resources...

Living Languages

Launched May 2004

Languages are fundamental to communication and cultural expression, and they also determine worldviews and ways of meaning-making. The extinction of languages is both an effect and cause of cultural hegemony, which is why language has always been a site of power struggles...

Millennium Development Goals

Launched May 2005

We are the first generation that can end poverty - we're glad you're here to learn how. No matter what your level of understanding, this site offers you many ways to get involved through action. Now get started...

Online Safety and Security

Launched November 2005

The Internet has drastically changed our world. Now, every cyber citizen must become 'cyber smart' - or face the consequences. From protecting your computer to protecting yourself, it's all here in our Featured Theme on Online Safety and Security. Downloading, cyber bullies, copyrights, file sharing, cyber predators, phishing scams, and a lot...


Launched July 2004

Almost every country, in every continent, is affected by the global refugee crisis. There are an estimated 11.9 million refugees and asylum seekers and 23.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide. The numbers are, at the very least, staggering...

Urban Sustainabilty

Launched January 2006

Find information, take action, be creative and communicate now on critical urban issues. Use our interactive features to share your ideas and knowledge at our virtual World Urban Café

Youth Entrepreneurship

Launched October 2004

Youth make excellent entrepreneurs. They are idealistic, energetic and knowledgeable about local and global economies. Many young people believe in the importance of supporting small business operations and decentralizing power from giant corporations...