UN Funds, Programmes & Specialized Agencies

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – School Food & School Gardens

International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Information and online learning activities about the IMF, money, and macroeconomics
This site has been created for intermediate, secondary, and college students. The IMF Centre for Students features games, interactive role-playing stories, and curricula about money, the IMF, global cooperation, and macroeconomics.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Training and Education Materials
This series consists of publications aimed at supporting general human rights education efforts. It includes information on the World Programme for Human Rights Education, a study on human rights education and human rights treaties, and a practical book to support human rights education in schools.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Classroom materials
To help children of all ages learn about refugee issues, we have produced a range of teaching materials and setup an online group for teachers to swap ideas and discuss lesson plans.

UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Europe – Education Resources for Teachers
Education is vital to UNHCR’s work. This section provides a wide range of educational materials, ranging from lesson plans, teacher manuals to videos and teaching toolkits. Our Lesson modules are specifically designed to help teachers integrate refugee and migration issues into the classroom in interesting and educative ways. In Kid zone children find a variety of games, quiz and cartoon through which they can learn about the life as a refugee.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – Youth Corner
The UNECE has developed a series of games that offer a fun way for children of all ages to learn more about how the United Nations and the UNECE work and the goals they strive to achieve. This section offers several interactive puzzles, quizzes, and games that challenge, inform and entertain.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
This is an UNESCO programme prepared for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). It provides professional development for student teachers, teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – TUNZA: Children and Youth Programme
This websites helps young people concerned about the environment do something good. It provides materials, builds networks, and arranges conferences and art competitions.

UNEP – Kids Against Marine Litter
Several agencies and organizations working with the issue of marine litter (marine debris) offer educational material and special activities for children. The overall purpose of these efforts is to make children familiar with the marine environment, make them care about it and understand the consequences of abusing it. The educational programmes are about waste management in general and/or about marine litter in particular. A few examples of programmes and activities targetting children/students (and their teachers) are given here.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – TeachUNICEF
TeachUNICEF provides educators with global learning resources and programs. Through a focus on global citizenship and child rights, TeachUNICEF engages students in an exploration of humanitarian issues and inspires them to take action to improve their world.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Voices of Youth
Voices of Youth (VOY) was founded in 1995 as UNICEF’s online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world. Today, VOY is a vibrant community of youth bloggers from all over the world, offering inspiring, original insight and opinion on a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome to write, film, comment and engage in discussions.

World Bank – YouThink!
Youthink! is a blog for sharing stories and ideas on how young people are shaping the fight against poverty and the future of development.

World Food Programme (WFP) – Students and Teachers
Teachers and students are especially important to WFP because the more people learn about hunger, the more likely it is that the problem will be solved.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Publications for Young People and Schools
WIPO has produced a range of publications aimed at young people and schools. These publications are designed to foster the creativity and inventiveness of future generations, while at the same time raising awareness about the value of intellectual property (IP).

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – Youth Corner
This web site dedicated to children and teens answers frequently asked questions you may have about weather, climate and water. It is also a starting point for a better understanding of how these affect every aspect of your daily life. Information on weather, climate and water is vital for protecting our environment and for making the planet safer for us all, especially for future generations.

World Trade Organization (WTO) – Students and young professionals
Explore this page to find out more about the work of the WTO, opportunities for students and young professionals, and how trade is relevant to you and your country.