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1 The United Nations Main Aims: Tolerance and friendship among all nation, racial or religious groups. Maintenance of peace

2 When did it begin? The United Nations is made up of 192 countries from around the world. It is often called the UN. The United Nations is made up of 192 countries from around the world. It is often called the UN. It was set up in 1945, after the Second World War, as a way of bringing people together and to avoid further wars. It was set up in 1945, after the Second World War, as a way of bringing people together and to avoid further wars. It started with 51 countries. The United Kingdom is one of the original members. Germany did not join until It started with 51 countries. The United Kingdom is one of the original members. Germany did not join until 1973.

3 What does the UN do? The UN aims to ensure that people dont suffer from hunger and homelessness. The UN aims to ensure that people dont suffer from hunger and homelessness. It has a special section called Unicef that tries to help children. It has a special section called Unicef that tries to help children. The UN has a convention on children's rights. They would like it to be followed by all countries, as a set The UN has a convention on children's rights. They would like it to be followed by all countries, as a set of rules about the of rules about the treatment of children. treatment of children.

4 Why is it important to have an organisation that is bigger than any one country? Stops governments mistreating people Stops governments mistreating people Helps stop wars between countries Helps stop wars between countries Looks after all the world's young people Looks after all the world's young people

5 Why might the UN have problems getting all countries to treat children fairly? Some countries use children in their armies Many children work in factories Poor countries can't afford to provide schools

6 Our School Childrens Charter Make a list of conventions or agreements for our school (10 minutes) Make a list of conventions or agreements for our school (10 minutes) Things to consider: What teachers call you What teachers call you How property is treated How property is treated Shouting at students Shouting at students How you talk to each other How you talk to each other When you may talk When you may talk When your work is marked When your work is marked When your work is given in When your work is given in Students appearance Students appearance Staff appearance Staff appearance

7 Decide on the 5 most important conventions or agreements. Join with another group and by voting, decide on the 5 conventions you consider to be the most important. Join with another group and by voting, decide on the 5 conventions you consider to be the most important. (10 minutes) (10 minutes)

8 Why might it be difficult to get the conventions followed? Would all teachers be prepared to follow the rules? Would all teachers be prepared to follow the rules? What would happen to people who broke the rules? What would happen to people who broke the rules?

9 Setting the Convention is only the First Step. The UN faces many similar problems. The UN faces many similar problems. Each member country has a single vote. Each member country has a single vote. The conventions are decided by the majority vote but when all countries do not agree, keeping to them can be difficult! The conventions are decided by the majority vote but when all countries do not agree, keeping to them can be difficult!


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