Civics for ESL Students
United Nations Lesson

United Nations Civics Lesson


The United Nations is an international organization that was established after World War II to keep the world at peace. It is located in New York City, New York. Almost all of the countries of the world belong to the United Nations. It is often called the UN and its role has expanded to include encouraging respect for human rights and reducing poverty. (3 pages)

United Nations Flag

What is the United Nations?

  • It is an international organization that promotes peace and human rights.

  • It is also called the UN.


New York City, New York

Where is the United Nations located?

  • The United Nations has offices in many countries, but its headquarters is in New York City.

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