Teaching Resources

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UN in General - HIV/AIDS - Women - Hunger - Refugees - Natural Disasters - Peace & Security - Economic Growth & Development - Trade - Sustainable Development - Water - Poverty - Human Rights - Holocaust - Child Soldiers - Human Trafficking - Children's Rights - Racism

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world." These are our most powerful weapons. That's what Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted for assassination by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to education said when she came to the United Nations in June 2013.

For teachers who want to teach their students about the work and goals of the United Nations we have several useful teaching resources available on the following topics: Peace&Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, and International Law.

UN in General

Teachers Handbook by UNA-UK (pdf) (Background Info)
United Nations at a Glance (Background Info)
Basic Facts about the United Nations (Background Info)
Organigram of the United Nations System (Background Info)
70 Ways the United Nations Makes a Difference (Background Info)
UNEPDApp for English Teachers (Mobile App)

UNIS Video Page
UNTV: 21st Century
UN YouTube Channel
WFP YouTube Channel
UNHCR YouTube Channel
UNICEF YouTube Channel
UNDP YouTube Channel
UNEP YouTube Channel
UNAIDS YouTube Channel
UNIDO YouTubeChannel

UNIS Offers
Ciné ONU
Guided Tours (Human Rights Tour, Arts Tour, CTBTO Tour)
UN in Classrooms
The United Nations in Vienna in Your Daily Life


Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World (Game)
Asminas Story - Comic (Comic)
Asminas Story - Teachers Guide (Comic)
UNICEF-Video Campaign againts Aids (Multimedia)


Mind the Gap (Game)
UNITE - to end violence against women and girls (Background Information)


Free Rice 2.0 (Game)
WFP: What Causes Hunger (Background Info)
WFP Classroom Activities (Teaching Material)
WFP: Hunger FAQs (Background Info)
WFP Hunger Infographics
The right to food: A Window to the World (FAO) (Comic)
The Right to Food: A Window to the World (FAO) (Resource and Activity Guide)

Get to Zero - United Nations' game for Expo Milano 2015 ( Android - IOS)

External Links *
Feeding minds - fighting hunger (Teaching Material)
Hunger and Malnutrition - Level 1,2,3 (Teaching Material)


Lesson Modules (Teaching Material)
Not just numbers: Toolkit for teaching young people about Migration and Asylum in the European Union (Teaching Material)
My Life as a Refugee (Mobile App - Android - iOS)
Passages (Game)
Against All Odds (Game)

Natural Disasters

STOP Disasters (UN/ISDR) (Game)
Simulation: Inside the Haiti Earthquake (Game)

Peace & Security

Tugire Ubumwe: Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide (Comic)
Disarmament Education (UNODA) (Collection of material)
Interactive dashboard - Global contribution for global peace (Interactive Platform)
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (Interactive website)

Economic Growth and Employment

From farm to fork explained (Background Info)
National quality infrastructure explained (UNIDO) (Comic)


WTO distance learning (Online Course)

Sustainable Development

Stop off in 2030 (SDG poster with teaching resources)

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (Teaching Material)
World's Largest Lesson (Teaching material)

Thomas and Friends SDG campaign

Sustainable Development Goals (PDF)


Water (Teaching Material)


Living on less than $2 (Teaching Material)

Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Plain Language Version

Human Rights (PDF)


The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach programme educational materials

Ordinary Things? Discovering the Holocaust through historical artefacts (pdf) - Resources (ppt)

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Teaching Guidelines

Child Soldiers

Teach UNICEF - Children and Armed Conflict (Teaching Material)
UNICEF: 6,000 child soldiers fighting in Central Africa Republic (Audio)
UNICEF advocate and author Ishmael Beah pens high-profile op-ed on child soldiers (Video)
UNICEF: Former child soldier reclaims his life in DR Congo (Video)

External Links *
Lesson Plan on Child Soldiers in Uganda by SOS children's villages (Teaching Material)
Lessons Plan Child Soldiers by British Red Cross (Teaching Material)
A Long Way Gone - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Book)

Human Trafficking

Training manual to fight trafficking in children for labour, sexual and other forms of exploitation (Project Manuals)

Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse (Multimedia)

Children Rights

Children Rights - Global Classroom Resources (UNICEF) (Teaching Material)
UNICEF Thinking Rights: School Resource Pack for Ages 11-16 (Teaching Material)
UNICEF Primary School Assemblies: 21 Assembly Plans (Teaching Material)
"Wants and Needs " Project (Teaching Material)
"Linking Rights" (Teaching Material)
"Planning for Action" (Teaching Material)
Bringing Childrens Rights Alive (Teaching Material)
Cartoons for Children's Rights (Comic)

External Links *
The "Our Rights" Project - Human Rights Education by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The "Our Rights" Project - Human Rights Education by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Teaching Material)


Comic - Against Racism: "Tugire Ubumwe - Let's Unite!" Lessons from Rwanda (Comic)


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