United Nations Day | Periscope

Celebrate United Nations Day with these resources!

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Aerial View of United Nations | Periscope
Aerial View of United Nations | Periscope

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The U.N. is an organization that relies on the input of all member countries. The countries in the United Nations are very different, but they must work together to solve problems such as peace and...
Refugees | Periscope
Refugees | Periscope

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During times of war, people sometimes have to leave their home, or even their country, for safety. Often these people, or refugees, have no place to live and nothing to eat. They have fled their homes...
The Environment | Periscope
The Environment | Periscope

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Can you imagine growing up in a world without the panda bear, forests, clean water and food? Around the world, pollution and development have affected the water, forests, animals, and air. The member...
United Nations: General Assembly | Periscope
United Nations: General Assembly | Periscope

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Knowing a different language at the United Nations can be a big help. At a U.N. meeting, you will hear many languages spoken and see many different kinds of dress and customs. Helping people from...
How Can We Celebrate U.N. Day? | Periscope
How Can We Celebrate U.N. Day? | Periscope

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To celebrate United Nations Day, many people experience different cultures by trying a foreign food or learning the language and customs of other countries. Official buildings may fly the U.N. flag to...
Sustainable Consumption | Periscope
Sustainable Consumption | Periscope

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The words "sustainable consumption" are used to describe a major goal of the U.N.. It's a couple of big words so lets break it down: The word sustainable means to sustain, or keep going. The word...
Hunger | Periscope
Hunger | Periscope

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Today over 800 million people go to bed every night hungry. Every year, over 24,000 of those people will die from hunger and problems related to hunger. Many of them will be women and children. This...
Look for School & Community Events | Periscope
Look for School & Community Events | Periscope

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On October 24, be sure to look for school and community events that celebrate the importance of the United Nations to our country and the rest of the world. And, of course, check out the rest of this...
World Food Program | Periscope
World Food Program | Periscope

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The World Food Program (WFP) is a part of the United Nations that works to feed hungry people. Some of their programs bring food to refugees and victims of disasters such as droughts, floods and...
Postal Service | Periscope
Postal Service | Periscope

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People in countries belonging to the United Nations send nearly 430 billion pieces of mail each year. But every country in the United Nations has a slightly different postal system. An important role...