Global Citizenship


Oxfam supports active Global Citizenship. This means enabling young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place. This is about a way of thinking and behaving. It is an outlook on life, a belief that we can make a difference.

We think the best way for teachers to deliver these core competencies is by following a Learn-Think-Act process with their students. 


Exploring the issue, considering it from different viewpoints and trying to understand causes and consequences.


Considering critically what can be done about the issue, and relating this to values and worldviews and trying to understand the nature of power and action.


Thinking about and taking action on the issue as an active global citizen, both individually and collectively.

Global Citizenship Guides

The why, what, and how of global citizenship.

Global citizenship guides

Promoting Action

Ideas and activities for supporting active global citizenship.

Promoting action

National Contexts

How we work in England, Scotland and Wales.

National context