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LQ:What can I learn about the United Nations? (UN) and the Red Cross? 1. How many countries are member states of the UN? 2. Why was it set up after WWII.

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1 LQ:What can I learn about the United Nations? (UN) and the Red Cross? 1. How many countries are member states of the UN? 2. Why was it set up after WWII ? 3. Plays a leading role in defending h………… r ……………….. 4. Today it has an important role in p_ac_ k_ _ ping 5. How does it help developing nations? 6. In which city is the UN Headquarters? 6. In which city is the UN Headquarters?

2 What is the United Nations (UN) ? countries are UN member states 2. Set up after WWII to resolve international conflict peacefully 3. Plays a leading role in defending human rights 4. Today it has an important role in peace keeping 5. campaigning for developing nations – water, sanitation, health care, education (particularly for girls) etc. 6. New York is the global HQ, but there are offices in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna.

3 Name 4 institutions of the United Nations General Assembly Security Council Economic and Social Council Economic and Social Council International Court of Justice (ICJ) (The Hague) ** Not to be confused with the International Criminal Court. International Court of Justice International Criminal Court UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) UNICEF (United National Children’s Fund) Name 3 agencies of the United Nations

4 1. Which life-saving humanitarian organisation is based in Geneva, Switzerland? 2. Switzerland is a neutral country in the continent of Europe. What does ‘neutral’ mean? 1. The Red Cross 2. ‘neutral’ means it does not take sides or send soldiers to war in other countries 3. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 4. French, Swiss German, German, Italian and Romansh 3. Which UN organisation is based in Geneva? 4. Which languages are spoken in Switzerland?

5 Name two ways in which the Red Cross helps people? 2. What is the difference between the two flags? The Red Cross flag The Swiss flag

6 In which two British Wars did the Red Cross help?

7 The Red Crescent Movement 1. What is the equivalent of the Red Cross in many Muslim countries? The Red Cross The Red Cross is independent of the UN, but the UN often consults the Red Cross. The Red Cross can also attend UN meetings so that it can advise.

8 Role Play: imagine. 1. Watch the images of the work of the Red Cross in Syria and make notes 1. Imagine that you are a Red Cross team. You go into a village where there has been a lot of fighting in Syria. Give yourself roles and act out who you meet and the conversations you have: Write a script to imagine a dialogue you will have with local people to find out their needs. eg an engineer, a doctor and a nutritionist. Write a script to imagine a dialogue you will have with local people to find out their needs. -MmIahUrNs -MmIahUrNs Syria Crisis: the reality facing volunteers part 1 9yzFqjbJk 9yzFqjbJk Red Cross Syria crisis appeal e.g: ……………………. Team leader: “ we are a group of volunteers from the Red Cross we have come to help you….” Mother with children: “my children need …………………………………… Doctor: “are your children sick?” Mother with children: “yes …..”


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