United Nations

The United Nations

Almost 7 billion people live on the planet, in 194 countries, speaking thousands of different languages. You and your brother may speak the same language, live in the same house and have the same parents, and yet you don't always get along. So maybe it's not surprising that the world, too, is full of conflict.

That's where the United Nations comes in. On Oct. 24 the United Nations turns 65. In 1945, after World War II ended, 51 countries founded the U.N. with the goal of developing healthy relationships among nations, helping one another, and ultimately maintaining peace.


Part 1: What is the U.N.?

Watch the video below and answer the questions on your worksheet.


Part 2 : Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Watch the video and answer the questions on your worksheet.
 Try this link to go on a tour of the United Nations.