Review the websites below to familiarize yourself with the goals and purpose of the following organizations:
UN Millennium Development Goals
For each organization, answer the following questions:
1) What is the purpose of each organization?
2) Who are members (or nonmembers) of each organization? You can answer this in numbers or names of states depending on the organization.
3) In what year did each officially come into existence? Is there a significant event tied to its creation?
4) In what city was the UN Charter drawn up and adopted?
5) How many times has the Nobel Peace prize been awarded to the UN or its affiliated organizations? 6) In what city is each headquarters located?
7) Which nation is the most recent member state of the UN?
8) One of the UN's primary goals is peacekeeping, yet there exists no full-time UN army to enforce peace. Where does the UN get soldiers and equipment to form peacekeeping missions? What is the main purpose of these special units? What is the difference between peacekeeping and enforcement action?
9) Why is the UN currently in a state of "financial crisis"?
10) List three ways in which the UN has taken steps to protect the environment.
11) What are some sub organizations within the larger organizations?
12) Go to the UN Vote site and cast your vote. Which issue do you choose and why?