Model United Nations
Getting to know your country!
What are the headlines in your country today?
How free are the press in your country to report on what is happening?
What can this tell you about the headlines above?
Global Goals Map
Which of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals is your country meeting/struggling with?
What does your country’s constitution say?
Compare your selected country with another country you are more familiar with (like the one you live in). What can you learn from this comparison?
Visit your country’s page on WHO. What can you learn about your country here?
Visit Global Voices. In the toolbar you can select your region. Once you select your region, you should see a drop down bar, (next to the region title), which lets you select the country. What are citizen reporters saying in your country?
What can you learn about human rights in your country? Are there any being violated?
In the toolbar ‘Where We Work’. Select the region your country is in. Can you find out any more about the UN’s involvement in your country.
What does the CIA World Factbook tell you about your country?
You may wish to jot down the key points from your country’s one page summary!
If you have a school subscription to Britannica, you can also use their ‘compare countries’ feature
From the previous activities you should already know some of the key issues in your country. Use the Compare Countries website to find out more about these issues. What did you learn?
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