The aims of the United Nations are to prevent wars from starting, to promote human rights and justice, and to help nations to develop sustainably. Thus peace is at the heart of what it does.
There are several resources that can help teachers introduce the UN to their pupils, including:
- The Associated Schools Programme that promotes learning to live together as global citizens
- Challenge Badges to raise awareness, educate and, most of all, motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities.
- United Nations Matters Teaching Pack
- World’s Largest Lesson, a collaborative education project learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- YUNGA Challenge Badges raise children’s awareness, educate and motivate them to change their behaviour and become an active agent of change in their local community.
- Youth Guide to the Ocean explores the oceans, examines those physical features and natural processes that shape the incredible plant and animal life, demonstrates the benefits the ocean provides us, discusses the negatives impacts we unfortunately have on the ocean and explains how good management can help protect and conserve the ocean and ocean life.
Details about them all can be found here.