Presentation on theme: "LQ:What can I learn about the United Nations? (UN) and the Red Cross?"— Presentation transcript:
1 LQ:What can I learn about the United Nations? (UN) and the Red Cross? How many countries are member states of the UN?Why was it set up after WWII ?Plays a leading role in defending h………… r………………..Today it has an important role in p_ac_ k_ _ pingHow does it help developing nations?6. In which city is the UN Headquarters?
2 What is the United Nations (UN)? 196 countries are UN member statesSet up after WWII to resolve international conflict peacefullyPlays a leading role in defending human rightsToday it has an important role in peace keepingcampaigning for developing nations – water, sanitation, health care, education (particularly for girls) etc.New York is the global HQ, butthere are offices in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna.Further question: Where are Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna?The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict.
3 Name 4 institutions of the United Nations Name 3 agencies of the United NationsGeneral AssemblySecurity CouncilUNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)UNICEF (United National Children’s Fund)Economic and Social CouncilInternational Court of Justice (ICJ) (The Hague) **Not to be confused with the International Criminal Court .Could be given as research homework prior to lesson. Or names of organisations could be written on board and students have to say what they stand for egESC, UNHCRNote: these are the 4 principal organs. There is another one providing studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN called the ‘Secretariat’Extra question: 1. Which countries are the 5 members of the Security Council? - Russia, France, China, the USA and the UK 2. Where is the Hague -
4 3. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1. The Red Cross2. ‘neutral’ means it does not take sides or send soldiers to war in other countries3. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees4. French, Swiss German, German, Italian and Romansh1. 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?3. Which UN organisation is based in Geneva?4. Which languages are spoken in Switzerland?Other possible questions:Name a famous Swiss tennis player – eg Roger FedererName famous chocolate made in Switzerland – toblerone and nestleWhat is the Swiss curency? - Swiss FrancDescribe Switzerland’s role during WW2 – eg neutral, received a lot of refugee particularly Jewish ones.
5 Name two ways in which the Red Cross helps people? 2. What is the difference between the two flags?Name two ways in which the Red Cross helps people?The Red Cross flagAnswer: Red on a white background and white on a red backgroundThe Swiss flag
6 In which two British Wars did the Red Cross help? Syria
7 The Red Crescent Movement 1. What is the equivalent of the Red Cross in many Muslim countries?The Red CrossThe Red Crescent MovementThe 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.Note that the Red Cross is an “observer at the United Nations.”
8 Role Play: imagine .-MmIahUrNsSyria Crisis: the reality facing volunteers part 19yzFqjbJkRed Cross Syria crisis appeale.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 …..”Watch the images of the work of the Red Cross in Syria and make notesImagine 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: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.