Intermediate School Kit on the United Nations

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United Nations Publications, 1995 - International education - 77 pages
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From the Back Cover: Cultures and societies across the globe are enriching one another through unprecedented levels of interaction in an increasingly interdependent and complex world. In this global age, however, we also face problems that defy easy solutions and know no borders. This is the world the younger generation will inherit. To rise to its challenges, it is important that they understand the issues and learn about the work of such organizations as the United Nations, through which those challenges and issues can be addressed. The Kits on the United Nations are a step in this direction. International in their content and outlook, the kits are valuable curriculum enrichment packages covering topics ranging from pollution to peace-keeping, from decolonization to development. Science and mathematics teachers as well as history and social science teachers will find informative and creative units that fit easily into their course work. Published on the occasion of the United Nations' Fiftieth Anniversary, The Kits on the United Nations offer teachers and students of every subject a way to explore a range of global issues by linking their lives to the vast but connected world around them.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Acknowledgements and Permissions
6
Teachers Notes
7
Backgrounder
12
2 Conflict Prevention and Resolution
14
3 Human Rights
15
4 Sustainable Development
16
5 The United Nations and NGOs
17
14 Only one Earth
44
15 Bad news wrapped up in protein
46
16 Something to get your teeth into
48
17 Who pays for the United Nations?
50
18 The Members of the UN
52
19 Guernica by Pablo Picasso
54
20 Humanitys cultural heritage
56
21 Benjamin Britten 19131976
58

1 We the peoples
18
2 The United Nations
20
3 Soldiers of peace
22
4 beat their swords into plowshares
24
5 Poetry from around the world
26
6 Two poems about refugees
28
7 If you can read this well done
30
8 To be born a girl
32
9 Trees for life
34
10 Keeping children alive
36
11 When disaster strikes
38
12 Double time
40
13 Saving tomorrows world
42
Resource Points
60
United Nations Days and Years
61
The UN SystemThe Main organs of the UN
62
What has the UN done?
64
The Preamble to the United Nations Charter
65
World Map
66
UN Connection on the Rights of the child
67
United Nations Logos
68
World Federation of UNAs
70
Getting Information on UN
71
Resources for teaching about the UN
75
The Right to Write Letter writing tips
77
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Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

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