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Introduction to the United Nations

History of the UN 10min

  • When & Why the United Nations was created?
  • What is the mission of the United Nations?
  • How did the United Nations hope to avoid the problems encountered by the League of Nations?
  • What the 6 principle organs of the UN & how do they function?

  • Create a page on your wiki - entitled Model UN
  • 1. Analyze the UN logo
  • 2. Answer the bulleted questions above using the links provided

    A Day In the Life - Ban Ki Moon

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· Why it was created
· The function of the six Organs
BBC Article - Structure of UN
Terms for UN

Security Council

· UN Charter
Human RightsObjectives:

  • Identify human rights
  • reflect on the challenges of enforcing human rights
  • analyze the articles in the UDHR

FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Holocaust, and the UN Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt and the U Declaration of Human Rights
d Health Organization- know its function within th· Why it was created
Human Rights, Civil Rights and the Cold War - Facing History

Declaration of Human Rights in plain words
UDHR + Preamble
Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason
and conscience and should act towards one
another in a spirit of brotherhood

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion,
national or social origin, property, birth or other
status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made
on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or
international status of the country or territory to
which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any
other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all
their forms.

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled
without any discrimination to equal protection
of the law. All are entitled to equal protection
·The function of the six Organs
against any discrimination in violation of this
declaration and against any incitement to such

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by
the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the
constitution or by law.

Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest,
detention or exile

Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and
public hearing by an independent and impartial
tribunal, in the determination of his rights and
obligations and of any criminal charge against him

Article 16

1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights
as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the
free and full consent of the intending spouses.
3. The family is the natural and fundamental
group unit of society and is entitled to protection
by society and the State

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship andobservance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion
and expression; this right includes freedom to
hold opinions without interference and to seek
receive and impart information and ideas
though any media and regardless of frontier

Article 20

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful
assembly and association.
2. No one may be compelled to belong to an

Article 21

1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be
expressed in periodic and genuine elections
which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secrete vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

There are 30 article on the Declaration of Human Rights see human rights in plain words

Articles 1-7
Articles 8-14
Articles 15-21
Articles 22-30

Silly Simulation - Parliamentary Procedure

Maternal Health - MUN 2016
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Search your country's status
Maternal Health - UN Resolutions

UN Conference Trade and Development - Here

Map Analysis: The Spread of Zika
Maternal Health Home MUNAGB page


Afghani Women Today

New: UN Women - Resolution 1325
Middle Eastern Dowries
10 good reasons for intervene in Middle East
Millennium Goals - UNICEF
UNICEF - Middle East/North Africa Equality (MENA)
Great CEDAW Links via UNICEF

MUN Preparation Guide

· Universal Declaration of Human Rig

Rules & Procedures for Model UN

· WHO- World Health Organization- know its function within the UN
Frequently Asked Questions about Model UN
· Why it was created
· The function of the six Organ
How to Conduct Research

Good research site
· UN Charter

Topics for May Conference: 2012

UN Women: (Mrs Healy)

Diagramming the Problem: How have social/cultural regulations as well as political regulations contributed to the gender inequality of the Middle East?

Collecting Information for Individual Country Research

UN Millenium Development Goals MDS!!! *This just posted*
UN Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Amnesty International - Women's RightsThis just in!5/6
timeline for women's suffrage
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/world/series/the_female_factor/index.html links for many countries

COUNTRY RESEARCH - good general websites to start with
BBC Country Profiles

Front Page Magazine
Nonie Darwish - Front Page
UN Human Rights Council Members
Foreign Policy Magazine Article #1



Individual Country Research


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MUN Info on Cuba

BBC Profile - Cuba
US State Dept - Cuba
"Gender Inequality Still Persists Here"

New Stuff
World Report: Cuba 2011
Gender Equality and the Role of Women in Cuban Society - very informative
Cuba Solidarity - good chronology


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CIA Fact Book- Germany
" Germany: gender inequality in top jobs 'unconstitutional'
"Education, Employment, and Gender Inequality amongst Couples A Comparative Analysis of Britain and Germany"

US State Dept - Germany

BBC Profile here
New stuff:
Helping Germany by Helping Muslim Women

Newest:Europe's Identity Crisis Fuels Rising Anti-Muslim Sentiment Oct 16, 2010 – 10:40 PM


UN on India
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US State Dept- India

"India is worse than Pakistan on gender equality"
When Home Is No Refuge for Women
Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage
In India, a 'Blame the Victim' Mentality

BBC Profile - India

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MUN on Libya

BBC Profile -Libya
US State Dept -Libya
UN peacewomen article


UNICEF - Libya
World Report 2011: Libya
Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch


MUN on Netherlands
BBC Profile - Netherlands
external image the-netherlands.jpgUS State Dept - Netherlands

New stuff
http://georgia.nlembassy.org/news/2011/06/the-netherlands-investing-in-women-in-developing-countries-funding-opportunity-for-ngos-working-on-gender-equality-and-women-s-rights.html follow the link - to FLOW
How Dutch women work in their society - I like this attitude!
Right 4 Change - Group that works internationally for change

Newest: Anti-Muslim Candidate - Netherlands

Republic of Korea

Great MUN info on South Korea
Republic of Korea on CEDAW
BBC- South Korea
US State Depart - S. Korea
CIA Factbook - S.Korea

"Women in Republic of Korea"

American Blogger Comment on S.Korean Women
Amnesty International
South Korea: The stimulus plan, sexism, and sex trafficking
South Korea Cracking Down On Abortions

Saudi Arabia

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BBC - Saudi Profile
US State Dept - Saudi Arabia
CEDAW Report: Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Women Inspired by Fall of Mubarak Step Up Equality Demand
MUN PDF - Saudi Arabia

Changes for Saudi Women - Voting Rights etc
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-26/middleeast/world_meast_saudi-women-politics_1_rights-activists-municipal-elections-shura-council?_s=PM:MIDDLEEAST - This one brings up Amnesty International & their doubts about the reform - could be another lead


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To see a video detailing how the Third Millennium Development Goal has affected life in Liberia, click here. Although Liberia is not a Middle Eastern country and is, in fact, in Africa, it is interesting to see how trends of gender inequality affect the world in its entirety and how some countries are effectively dealing with it.

Gender equality classes help Somali teenage girls stay in school
MUN - Somali women
US State Dept - Somalia


new direction - possible plan for change?

another interesting diary - condition of Somali - women's lives

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War


US State Dept - Turkey
United Nations Development Programme Turkey
"Gender Inequality in Schooling: The Case of Turkey
BBC on Turkey
Religion, Politics and Gender Equality in Turkey - Implications of a Democratic Paradox (Draft)

New stuff


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BBC Profile - Yemen
US State Dept - Yemen

MUN - Yemen
Yemeni women join street protests against president Saleh
United Nations Development Programme - Yemen



BBC Profile - China
Gender inequality persists in China

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US State Dept - China

MUN - PDF - China
Many articles/links on China & women's rights

Russian Federation

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Russian Federation facts
MUN - PDR - Russian Federation

New Stuff
links to investigate for Russian problems
UN Women - Russian Federation - CEDAW - good link!

South Africa

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US State Dept - S.Africa
S.Africa Nat'l Policy Women's Empowerment & Equality

CEDAW on S.Africa
To access the Commission for Gender Equality's website and information on their mission and work in South Africa, click here.

Michelle Obama visits South Africa
Traditional societies in S.Africa
another layer to a problem

Mini-Simulation - Terrorism March 21st & 22nd 2012

Show student involvement Model UN
2nd part student involvement
Why did your country choose or not choose terrorism as a means to settle your differences?

· Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Please follow this format & break your position down by the sections! This outline is your rough draft & I will need to see the evidence - for a grade. See the example of a position paper - Final Draft - HIV/AIDS from MHS in 2011. If you don't have footnotes, you don't have anything on which to base a country position. See rubric for grading & remember to FOOTNOTE, FOOTNOTE, FOOTNOTE!

Model UN Sample Position Paper - (although needs footnotes this was written in 2007 & rules have changed)

· WHO- World Health Organization- know its function within the UN