ERIC Number: ED266064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Hope for Tomorrow: A Booklet of Questions and Answers. The United Nations for Young People.
United Nations, New York, NY.
Suitable for junior and senior high school students and presented in a synthesized, easy-to-read format, this booklet includes more than 80 questions and answers relating to the United Nations. With the U.N. proclamation of 1985 as International Youth Year serving as an underlying theme, the booklet begins by outlining U.N. activities during International Youth Year. After reading the series of questions and answers, students obtain a simplified profile of the world's total population of young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Questions examine facts about the poorer countries of the world relating to population growth, health conditions, and educational opportunities. An overview of the U.N. includes brief statements about what the U.N. is, how countries become members of the U.N., how the U.N. operates, how the U.N. goes about solving problems like drought and famine in Africa, and limitations of the U.N. Questions then focus on the role of the Security Council, the General Assembly, and a number of specialized U.N. organizations. Historical questions about the U.N. are then answered, followed by questions about the oldest and youngest U.N. organization, the U.N. budget, the number of people working for the U.N., the number of languages spoken, the "Group of 77," the role of the U.N. Development Programs, themes of International Youth Year, U.N. resolutions concerning disarmament, special problems of the U.N., U.N. training, the United Nations University, and ways to get involved in U.N. activities. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY.