Teaching Resources

UN in General - HIV/AIDS - Women - Hunger - Refugees - Natural Disasters - Peace & Security - Economic Growth & Development - Trade - Sustainable Development - Climate Action -Water - Poverty - Human Rights - Holocaust - Child Soldiers - Human Trafficking - Children's Rights - Racism

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world." These are our most powerful weapons. That's what Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted for assassination by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to education said when she came to the United Nations in June 2013.

For teachers who want to teach their students about the work and goals of the United Nations we have several useful teaching resources available on the following topics: Peace&Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, and International Law.

UN in General

Teachers Handbook by UNA-UK (pdf) (Background Info)
United Nations at a Glance (Background Info)
Basic Facts about the United Nations (Background Info)
Organigram of the United Nations System (Background Info)
70 Ways the United Nations Makes a Difference (Background Info)

UNIS Video Page
UNTV: 21st Century
UN YouTube Channel
WFP YouTube Channel
UNHCR YouTube Channel
UNICEF YouTube Channel
UNDP YouTube Channel
UNEP YouTube Channel
UNAIDS YouTube Channel
UNIDO YouTubeChannel

UNIS Offers
Ciné ONU
Guided Tours (Human Rights Tour, Arts Tour, CTBTO Tour)
The United Nations in Vienna in Your Daily Life


Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World (Game)


Mind the Gap (Game)
UNITE - to end violence against women and girls (Background Information)


Free Rice 2.0 (Game)
WFP - Zero Hunger
The right to food: A Window to the World (FAO) (Comic)
The Right to Food: A Window to the World (FAO) (Resource and Activity Guide)
Get to Zero - United Nations' game for Expo Milano 2015 ( Android - IOS)

External Links *
Feeding minds - fighting hunger (Teaching Material)
Hunger and Malnutrition - Level 1,2,3 (Teaching Material)


UNHCR: Teaching about refugees 
Not just numbers: Toolkit for teaching young people about Migration and Asylum in the European Union (Teaching Material)
Passages (Game)
Against All Odds (Game)

Natural Disasters

STOP Disasters (UN/ISDR) (Game)

Peace & Security

Tugire Ubumwe: Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide (Comic)
UNODA: #Intro2Disarmament video series

Economic Growth and Employment

From farm to fork explained (Background Info)
National quality infrastructure explained (UNIDO) (Comic)


WTO distance learning (Online Course)

Sustainable Development

"Go-Goals" - SDG board game for children
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (Teaching Material)
World's Largest Lesson (Teaching material)
Thomas and Friends SDG campaign
Sustainable Development Goals
 - (Teaching catalogue PDF)
TED-Ed: Earth School
SDG App: SDG in action
UNIS: Virtual #GlobalGoals Tours
UNICEF: 'My Hero is You' (Storybook on COVID-19)

Climate Action

Climate Action Superheroes (Activities for kids)


Water (UNESCO Teaching Material)
Danube Box (ICPDR Media set)


Living on less than $2 (Teaching Material)

Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Plain Language Version
Human Rights
 (Teaching Catalogue PDF)
Kahoot Quiz: Human Rights Day 2021 - All Human, All Equal


The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach programme educational materials
Ordinary Things? Discovering the Holocaust through historical artefacts
(pdf) - Resources (ppt)
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Teaching Guidelines

Child Soldiers

UNICEF advocate and author Ishmael Beah pens high-profile op-ed on child soldiers (Video)
UNICEF: Former child soldier reclaims his life in DR Congo (Video)

External Links *
Lessons Plan Child Soldiers by British Red Cross (Teaching Material)
A Long Way Gone - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Book)

Human Trafficking

UNODC Education for Justice
Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse

Children Rights

Child Rights Education Toolkit (UNICEF) (Teaching Material)
UNICEF Thinking Rights primary school pack (Teaching Material)
UNICEF Thinking Rights secondary school pack (Teaching Material)
"Wants and Needs " Project (Teaching Material)
"Linking Rights" (Teaching Material)
"Planning for Action" (Teaching Material)
Bringing Childrens Rights Alive (Teaching Material)

External Links *
The "Our Rights" Project - Human Rights Education by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The "Our Rights" Project - Human Rights Education by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Teaching Material)


Comic - Against Racism: "Tugire Ubumwe - Let's Unite!" Lessons from Rwanda (Comic)


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