Global Citizenship

"Identifying the obligations people may consider they have as global citizens, such as an awareness of human rights issues, concern for the environment and sustainability, and being active and informed about global issues" - Australian Curriculum, ACHCK039
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A nine-year old American kid is part of a group of young people currently suing US President Donald Trump over his environmental policies. We talked to him to find out what he's so worried about.

A nine-year old American kid is part of a group of young people currently suing US President Donald Trump over his environmental policies. We talked to him to find out what he's so worried about.

A group of kids working hard to make cheap and environmentally sustainable torches for families in Africa. They're building the solar-powered lights as part of Earth Hour, an environmental awareness campaign that's marking its tenth anniversary this year.

A group of kids working hard to make cheap and environmentally sustainable torches for families in Africa. They're building the solar-powered lights as part of Earth Hour, an environmental awareness campaign that's marking its tenth anniversary this year.

Last week an international climate conference was held in Morocco and the talk there was all about whether President-elect Donald Trump would walk away from the carbon targets his predecessor Barack Obama agreed to last year. Meanwhile our PM Malcolm Turnbull confirmed Australia would aim for those same targets whether the US decides to stick with them or not. Here's more about the target and what could happen if one of the world's biggest polluters decides to walk away.

Last week an international climate conference was held in Morocco and the talk there was all about whether President-elect Donald Trump would walk away from the carbon targets his predecessor Barack Obama agreed to last year. Meanwhile our PM Malcolm Turnbull confirmed Australia would aim for those same targets whether the US decides to stick with them or not. Here's more about the target and what could happen if one of the world's biggest polluters decides to walk away.

This year's focus of National Children's Week is Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. You probably don't know what that is off the top of your head but it's incredibly important and it's actually one of the reasons that BtN even exists!

This year's focus of National Children's Week is Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. You probably don't know what that is off the top of your head but it's incredibly important and it's actually one of the reasons that BtN even exists!

For the first time in its history the International Olympic Committee has…

For the first time in its history the International Olympic Committee has…

Now, you might remember a big news story earlier this year about the Australian Navy going into Indonesia's waters. Last week group of politicians started an inquiry into how it happened. But have you ever wondered just what

Now, you might remember a big news story earlier this year about the Australian Navy going into Indonesia's waters. Last week group of politicians started an inquiry into how it happened. But have you ever wondered just what

Recently, two teenage asylum seekers from Vietnam were unexpectedly taken from their homes in Adelaide and sent to a detention centre in Darwin. Soon after they escaped from that centre and went on the run. But while immigration officers try to find them, back at their school in Adelaide friends and classmates have been campaigning for their return. Tash has more.

Recently, two teenage asylum seekers from Vietnam were unexpectedly taken from their homes in Adelaide and sent to a detention centre in Darwin. Soon after they escaped from that centre and went on the run. But while immigration officers try to find them, back at their school in Adelaide friends and classmates have been campaigning for their return. Tash has more.

Tuesday the 19th of August is World Humanitarian Day. Humanitarian being a pretty complicated word for people who help other people in need. So we asked Rookie Reporter Josh who's an ambassador for UNICEF to introduce us to a few of the humanitarians helping out in areas of need.

Tuesday the 19th of August is World Humanitarian Day. Humanitarian being a pretty complicated word for people who help other people in need. So we asked Rookie Reporter Josh who's an ambassador for UNICEF to introduce us to a few of the humanitarians helping out in areas of need.

Nine years ago the North Melbourne AFL team set up a project called 'the Huddle' to help refugee and migrant kids settle into the area. The program gives them a place to study and volunteers help them through their homework. It's also encouraging them to enjoy footy too.

Nine years ago the North Melbourne AFL team set up a project called 'the Huddle' to help refugee and migrant kids settle into the area. The program gives them a place to study and volunteers help them through their homework. It's also encouraging them to enjoy footy too.

Kids’ camps are usually a fun experience. But one camp for kids in Norway is anything but. Its aim is to give attendees a glimpse into life as a refugee. And despite being really tough, Norwegian kids are signing up in huge numbers. Here's a taste of what it's like.

Kids’ camps are usually a fun experience. But one camp for kids in Norway is anything but. Its aim is to give attendees a glimpse into life as a refugee. And despite being really tough, Norwegian kids are signing up in huge numbers. Here's a taste of what it's like.


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Did you know that about 200 kids are currently being held by the Australian Government in immigration detention centres? Some are held in Australia, others on an island a long way from here called Nauru. But lately there's been growing concern for their welfare. A group of doctors from the Royal Children's Hospital in Victoria recently announced that they're now refusing to return kids sent to them for treatment from an immigration detention centre. But why? Here's Carl.

Did you know that about 200 kids are currently being held by the Australian Government in immigration detention centres? Some are held in Australia, others on an island a long way from here called Nauru. But lately there's been growing concern for their welfare. A group of doctors from the Royal Children's Hospital in Victoria recently announced that they're now refusing to return kids sent to them for treatment from an immigration detention centre. But why? Here's Carl.

Convention of the Rights of the Child - Nearly 25 years ago, many countries around the world signed a very important agreement. Its aim was to guarantee every child in the world would be given certain rights that they'd never had before. But what are those rights? And how have they helped kids in the 25 years since? We asked Josh, youth ambassador for UNICEF, to tell us.

Convention of the Rights of the Child - Nearly 25 years ago, many countries around the world signed a very important agreement. Its aim was to guarantee every child in the world would be given certain rights that they'd never had before. But what are those rights? And how have they helped kids in the 25 years since? We asked Josh, youth ambassador for UNICEF, to tell us.

The 20th of June is World Refugee Day. So to mark the date, we're going to take a closer look at the issue. Not just here but all over the world. Here's Carl with more.

The 20th of June is World Refugee Day. So to mark the date, we're going to take a closer look at the issue. Not just here but all over the world. Here's Carl with more.

In Iraq many kids forced from their homes now live in refugee camps. Life there is pretty tough. But for some it's just gotten a bit happier thanks to English Premier League soccer team Arsenal. Take a look.

In Iraq many kids forced from their homes now live in refugee camps. Life there is pretty tough. But for some it's just gotten a bit happier thanks to English Premier League soccer team Arsenal. Take a look.

One of the stories that kept coming up over the summer was the issues on Manus Island. It's the place where one of Australia's immigration detention centres is. But right now many of the detainees there aren't happy with the way they're being treated. So what parts of Australia's immigration system aren't they happy with? Here's Matt with a walkthrough of the entire process.

One of the stories that kept coming up over the summer was the issues on Manus Island. It's the place where one of Australia's immigration detention centres is. But right now many of the detainees there aren't happy with the way they're being treated. So what parts of Australia's immigration system aren't they happy with? Here's Matt with a walkthrough of the entire process.

No school in Australia has uniforms quite like Hazelbrook Public School. They say they're the first school in the country to use 100% fair trade uniforms. But what does that mean? The kids from Hazelbrook walk us through it.

No school in Australia has uniforms quite like Hazelbrook Public School. They say they're the first school in the country to use 100% fair trade uniforms. But what does that mean? The kids from Hazelbrook walk us through it.

Changing schools can be challenging for any kid. But imagine how hard it would be if you'd just come from overseas, and didn't know the language yet. That's what it's like for some refugee kids who arrive in Australia. But the primary school in this next story has set up a special student mentor program to help. Here's Eloise with more.

Changing schools can be challenging for any kid. But imagine how hard it would be if you'd just come from overseas, and didn't know the language yet. That's what it's like for some refugee kids who arrive in Australia. But the primary school in this next story has set up a special student mentor program to help. Here's Eloise with more.

Poverty is something we've all heard of but not many of us have experienced it firsthand. Last week a national charity event gave some kids a very small glimpse of what it's like. Live Below the Line is the name of the challenge. And Carl volunteered to try it too. Here's what they all learnt.

Poverty is something we've all heard of but not many of us have experienced it firsthand. Last week a national charity event gave some kids a very small glimpse of what it's like. Live Below the Line is the name of the challenge. And Carl volunteered to try it too. Here's what they all learnt.

Moving to a new country can be tough especially if you don't know anyone and you're still learning the language. That's why, here in Australia, a new program has been set up by some kids to encourage new arrivals to find their feet and some new friends in the great outdoors. Here's Amelia.

Moving to a new country can be tough especially if you don't know anyone and you're still learning the language. That's why, here in Australia, a new program has been set up by some kids to encourage new arrivals to find their feet and some new friends in the great outdoors. Here's Amelia.

Refugees - the long journey they took. You're about to hear the story about a young guy who escaped a country at war.

Refugees - the long journey they took. You're about to hear the story about a young guy who escaped a country at war.

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