Resources

United Nations:

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United Nations Home

Description: A link to the opening page of the United Nations website.  It provides information about the structure the United Nations, its function and purpose in the world.

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Development

Description: A link to the area of the United Nations website that deals specifically with issues of development, such as sustainable development and the impact of development of health and the environment. A great place to go for students researching issues for General Assembly, as well as development issues as related to the World Health Organization and UN Environment Programme.

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Human Rights

Description: A link to the area of the United Nations website that deals specifically with human rights, such as the rights of women, children, migrants, refugees, the disabled and the elderly. A great place to go for students researching issues for Third Committee.

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Humanitarian Affairs

Description: A link to the area of the United Nations website that deals specifically with humanitarian affairs, such as refugees issues and famine. A great place to go for students researching issues for Third Committee.

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Millennium Development Goals

Description: The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.  This link will take you to all the most up-to-date information related to the Millennium Development Goals.

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Peace and Security

Description: A link to the area of the United Nations website that deals with issues of peace and security.  A great place to go for students researching issues for Security Council, Regional Security Council, Fourth Committee and First Committee.

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United Nations and Related Bodies

Description: From UNA-USA website, this link connects you to any and all UN and related bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on the use of Science and Technology for Development.  If you have specific topic for your committee, there is a specific UN commission/committee/working group on that topic.  Click here to find it.

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United Nations Charter

Description: The Charter of the United Nations was signed in June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force in October 1945. The Charter is the document that drives the work of the United Nations.  This link has the Charter broken down into different chapters and articles which allows you to look at specific sections of the Charter that relate to your committee, such as amendments to Articles 23 and 27 dealing with the Security Council.

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United Nations Cyber School Bus

Description: United Nations Cyber School Bus Page

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United Nations Organization Locator

Description: This page categorizes and links to the UN system and related organizations.  You can find everything from the Disarmament Commission to the Office of Drugs and Crime.  Looking for a commission, fund or programme?  This link will help you find it.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Description: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December of 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere.

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Voting and Speech Records

Description: This will link you to the United Nations Bibliographic Information System.  Peruse voting records and speeches based on keyword searches.

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News Media and Current Events

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BBC

Description: British Broadcasting news service.  Offers international news focusing on Britain and issues of interest to the British.  Gives a different perspective than traditional American news agencies.

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CNN

Description: The “international” setting brings up breaking news from all of the world and allows you to focus your searches by geographic area, including Africa and Asia.
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International News

Description: The WorldPress site pulls headlines from publications all over the world.  There is also a section that lets you hone your search by topic and/or geographic area.
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Newspapers from Around the World

Description: This site allows you to find world newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English, sorted by country and region.

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Reuters

Description: A reputable, international news site.  There is a function that allows you to re-set the “edition” from “United States” to places like France, China and Germany to see what top articles are running in those countries.  (Granted you have to be able to read in French, Mandarin and German to understand the articles, but the UK and Canadian editions are in English and give a different point of view than the standard US version.)
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The Economist

Description: Great research.  Great writing.  The “World Politics” section is broken down by geographic area so you can target specific topics.
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UN Wire

Description: UN Wire Website.
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United Nations News Centre

Description: Articles related to issues on the United Nations agenda.

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United Nations Press Releases

Description: A link to the latest press releases by the United Nations.  It also has a link to the daily “Noon Briefing” highlighting concerns of the United Nations that day.
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