- UN backs action against Gaddafi
"The UN Security Council backs a resolution on Libya that supports a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians short of an invasion... Meeting in New York, the 15-member body voted 10-0 in favour, with five abstentions."
- UN marks 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Child
"Ceremonies are taking place around the world to mark the 20th anniversary of a landmark agreement protecting children.
The UN says the Convention on the Rights of the Child has transformed the way children are treated.
But it says a billion children in the world still go without food, shelter or healthcare and that millions are facing lives of poverty and abuse."
- The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań, 1-12 December 2008
"The 14th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 4th meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will draw almost 11000 participants, including government delegates from the 187 Parties to the UNFCCC and representatives from business and industry.
The two-week meeting is the halfway mark in the negotiations on an ambitious and effective international climate change deal to be clinched in Copenhagen in 2009. Parties have little more than a year to agree on strengthened action on mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology..."
- Insight Plus - Part 16 : The United Nations has a central role in international politics.
But how many of us really understand how the UN works?
+ AUDIO + SCRIPT
UN forecasts boom in 'green jobs'
"The UN says millions of new jobs will be created worldwide over the next few decades by the development of alternative energy technologies...
It says "green jobs" depend on a shift of subsidies from oil and natural gas to wind, solar, and geothermal power.
New jobs could also include the expansion of recycling and making environmentally friendly vehicles."
up food crisis task force
"The United Nations is to set up a task force to tackle the
global food crisis...
The UN believes 100 million people are going short of food, and the
World Food Programme says it will need an extra $755m (£380m) this
year to cope with the rising number of people it needs to feed. "
+ VIDEO : Global rice supply
"Raids on hoarders, aerial planting and other snapshots from
around the world."
Clooney named UN "Messenger of Peace"
7 Organizational structure
7.1 General Assembly 7.2 Security Council 7.3 Economic and Social Council
7.4 Secretariat 7.5 International Court of Justice
8 Secretary General 8.1 List of Secretary Gererals
9 Activities 9.1 Conferences 9.2 UN International Observances
10 Peace and security
10.1 Peacekeeping 10.1.1 Assessments 10.2 Successes in security issues
10.3 Failures in security issues 10.4 Peace enforcement
11 Human rights and Humanitarian Assistance
11.1 Human Rights Council 11.2 Inaction on genocide and human rights
11.3 Humanitarian assistance
12 Social and Economic Development 12.1 International
development 12.2 Millennium Development Goals
13 Reform 13.1 Bureaucracy 13.2 Oil-for-Food Programme
13.3 Reform programme
14 Personnel policy
15 Model United Nations
16 Specialized Organizations...
Nations member states (Wikipedia)
1 Current members
2 Former members
2.1 Czechoslovakia 2.2 East Germany and West Germany 2.3 Tanganyika
and Zanzibar 2.4 United Arab Republic 2.5 USSR
2.6 North and South Yemen 2.7 Yugoslavia
3 Seat of China 3.1 Bids for membership by Taiwan
4 Observers and non-members
5 Naming conventions and notes...
- United Nations Multimedia
"This site is the news and media service site of the United Nations.
It reports on topics of broad global interest such as military conflicts
in the Middle East, economic development and humanitarian aid...
The UN has a large collection of radio programs, videos, Webcasts,
and photographs." (Education World)
- United Nations Cyberschoolbus - International
Comparisons (cyberschoolbus.un.org) :
Infonation allows you to view and compare statistical data for all
UN member states.
You can select up to five countries for comparison from the menu."
(The Educators Network)
"(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945."
2 Controversy and reform
4 Prizes, awards and medals
5 Postage Stamps
6 Directors General
- Portal (portal.unesco.org)
"The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by
the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 to provide
emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been
devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part
of the UN System and its name was shortened from the original United
Nations International Children's Emergency Fund but it has continued
to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered
in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental
assistance to children and mothers in developing countries..."
1 Priorities 1.1 Education 1.2 Immunization plus 1.3
Child protection and well-being 1.4 HIV/AIDS 1.5 Early childhood
2 Structure of the organization
3 The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
4 Public perception 4.1 Employment policy 4.2 Sponsorship 4.3
Trick-or-Treat UNICEF box 4.4 Art in All of Us
5 See also
6 External links 6.1 UNICEF Field Office Websites
7 References and notes
Nations Headquarters (Wikipedia)
1 Planning and construction 1.1 Proposed alternatives
2 International character
3 Structures 3.1 Art at the United Nations 3.2 Other
buildings 3.3 Renovation plans
4 Depictions in popular culture
5 Public gatherings...
- Cutaway of Security Council, General Assembly and Ecomonic and Social
Council of UN complex, Manhattan.
INTERACTIVE activities :
- The United Nations (funtrivia.com)
"How much do you know about the United Nations? Did you know that
its primary purpose is to maintain international peace and security?
Test your knowledge and take this quiz."
- United Nations Peacekeeping Missions (funtrivia.com)
"The major purpose of the founding of the United Nations in 1945
was 'to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war'.
to achieve this end, the UN has mandated 59 Peacekeeping Operations
between 1948 and 2005."
Activities TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :
"Practise your English while you learn about the United Nations.
Have a look at the article, story, cartoon, word games, trivia and links."
- Meet the Millennium - A United
Nations Webquest (shenet.org)
"Throughout history, global problems have posed major challenges for nations and regions. These global problems include environmental pollution, overpopulation, refugees, spread of disease, international drug trafficking, and ethnic conflicts. Governments and organizations such as the United Nations recognize these global challenges and are currently working together to eliminate these problems..."
INTERACTIVE games :
"In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the organization
that tries to keep that world safe for everyone - the United Nations. You'll find out what the UN does, what its
ideals are, and when it was formed.
You'll also learn why the
League of Nations failed, and how that failure lead to the charter
of the UN.
See just how many nations are in the UN, what the general assembly is, and how a nation can become a part of
You'll also find out four ways the UN can help developing
countries, who heads the organization, and how the UN manages to do
its job effectively. Peace and cooperation are the way to go!"
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