United Nations: Resources for Students
Young people are the future of the world. Because the United Nations is working to make the world a better place now and in the future, it tries to help students understand its work and offers many resources to do this. On this page you can find direct links to Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Model UN, Voices of Youth, Focal Point on Youth, UNESCO Youth Forum.
UN Public Inquiries Unit
The UN Public Inquiries Unit handles queries from the general public about the United Nations and its work. Public Inquiries produces easy-to-read and topical Fact Sheets and has a variety of brochures, publications and posters published by the UN Department of Public Information, as well as by other UN Departments, Agencies and Programmes.
Global Issues on the UN Agenda
From the suffering of the Second World War emerged a new international organization – the United Nations. The UN’s founding, in 1945, enabled its Member States and their peoples to work together to promote peace and cooperation, economic and social development, and a clear vision codified by international law. Ever since, the UN system has addressed those uniquely global problems which require cooperative efforts. These are the Global Issues on the UN Agenda. This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can gain additional information.
Dag Hammarskjöld Library Research Guide – UN Information for Young People
This research guide provides links to some UN resources for and about young people. Most United Nations websites are created for adults. They are usually written for policy-makers, government officials, and experts. There are not many UN websites or resources for young people.
UN Information Service (UNIS) Vienna – Teaching Resources
For teachers who want to teach their students about the work and goals of the United Nations, UNIS Vienna has several useful teaching resources available on the following topics: Peace & Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, and International Law.
United Nations Cyberschoolbus
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. UN Cyberschoolbus is currently down for maintenance and will return in a few months with a new design and new content.