Youth/Education

Learning about the UN is a key investment for a better world. By increasing the understanding of the global issues and challenges and their local articulations, UN knowledge can advance global understanding and solidarity.

The United Nations Department of Public Information provides targeted learning and knowledge services to educators and students around the world in many languages with focus on promoting awareness of the universal principles of the UN, its mandate, work and priorities among educators and students.

The UN Cybershoolbus and the Model United Nations are the most prominent services delivered by the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) at HQs as well as in the field through the network of information centers.

In addition to DGC, specialized UN agencies, funds and programs also provide specific education programs focusing on specific global issues such as environment, health, children etc.
This section of UNIC Cairo website aims at providing an updated and dynamic platform for students and educators to facilitate access to UN education materials and to provide answers to your questions and requests. You can email us at info (at) unic-eg.org

The Model United Nations workshops focus on giving students and MUN advisors a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules of Procedure, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, the negotiation process that takes place during informal meetings, how consensus is achieved, the Security Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure, and more. The aim of the workshops is to examine how Model UN simulations can more accurately capture the negotiation process as it commonly occurs at the UN.

The United Nations Academic Impact is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research.  It aligns institutions of higher education with the UN in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

UNICEF Voices of Youth offers inspiring, original insight and opinion from across the globe – from young people, for young people. Countering disheartening headlines about today’s young generation, the Voices of Youth community proves that young people ARE making a difference, each and every day.

Want to be part of our pool of youth bloggers? No problem, anybody is welcome to write, film, comment and engage in discussions – let’s go!

“TUNZA”: UNEP’s Environment Education Portal : aims at engaging young people in environmental activities in the areas of capacity building, environmental awareness and information exchange, with a vision to foster a generation of environmentally conscious citizens, capable of positive action.

Human Rights Education Series : This series consists of publications and multimedia resources aimed at supporting general human rights education efforts. It includes guidance material on the World Programme for Human Rights Education and related methodological and reference tools.

The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization headquartered in Japan.  The UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system.

 Collections at UNU is an open repository of the UN University. It is a service that allows members of the UNU Community to publish relevant scientific information for open access.

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth: advocates for addressing the development needs and rights of young people, as well as to bring the work of the United Nations with and for youth closer to them. His work is guided the World Programme of Action for Youth which outlines four priority areas; Participation, Advocacy, Partnerships and Harmonization.