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International Days - bring global issues to life

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International days

Bring global issues to life

During the course of a year, the UN observes a number of 'International Days' to raise awareness of global issues and to encourage action by governments and communities.

UNA-UK's latest teaching resource - International Days - aims to bring these issues to life in the classroom, with ideas on how young people in the UK can contribute to resolving them.

Each International Day includes a factsheet for teachers and a 60-minute activity for primary and secondary students. With cross-curricular links highlighted, teachers can use the resource for standalone lessons or assemblies, or as a scheme of work throughout the academic year.

What's included?

-- Introduction to the resource

-- Curriculum links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

-- Overview of the UN

-- Overview of how the UK engages with the UN

-- Factsheets and activities on:

Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends a secondary school Model United Nations event (c) UN Photo / Mark Garten