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United Nations Civics Lesson - Page 2

Manhattan Area of New York Showing the United Nations Building
Manhattan Area of New York Showing the United Nations Building

When was the United Nations created?

It was created on October 24, 1945 after World War II ended.

World War II was the most destructive war in human history.

The UN attempts to keep peace between countries and prevent wars.



General Assembly Hall
General Assembly Hall

Who meets in the UN General Assembly Hall?

Representatives and leaders from many different countries meet here.

They discuss important problems like war, poverty, and hunger.



Getting Water from a Barrel
Getting Water from a Barrel

What is the woman in this picture doing?

She is getting water from a barrel.

Many poor people do not have clean drinking water.

The UN tries to help poor people get enough water and food.


United Nations Material for Students

World Flags PowerPoint - Flags of Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, China, Denmark, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, and Venezuela.

United Nations Photo Story (music)