Thursday, May 17, 2012

UN & the Syrian Economy

Congratulations!  You have successfully facilitated a resolution of the conflict in Syria.  But, the UN’s job is far from over.  As you may remember, from yesterday, there are hundreds of thousands of refugees of the conflict.  These people are without homes, and over a million do not have enough food.  Much of the ability of Syria to produce agriculture and industrial goods was also destroyed by the fighting.  Because you did such a great job as a member of the Security Council, the Secretary General would like your country to serve on the UN Economic and Social Council

PART 1: Background on the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  (2 points each, 6 total).
You will now be working as a member of ECOSOC to recommend how the UN can best help the people of Syria affected by the violence.  You will work with your partner to research the purpose and function of ECOSOC.  You must list 3 functions that ECOSOC serves in helping the people of the world.  You will use the following link to complete this on your loose leaf paper.

PART 2: Your Organization within the UN Eonomic and Social Council. (2 points each, 8 total).
There are many organizations that work within ECOSOC to help the people of the world.  You and your partner will be working as a member of one of these organizations.
1.    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
2.    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
3.    United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR)

Go to the link for your organization.  On your loose leaf paper-
·         What is the mission of your organization?
·         List 3 functions or purposes of your organization.

PART 3: How can your organization help the people of Syria?  (2 points each, 6 total)
Now that you know the function of your organization you must evaluate how it can help the people of Syria.  Working with your partner, think of ways in which your organization could help the people of Syria.  Think back to the evidence, and how the fighting affected their lives and their country as a whole.

On loose leaf-
·         Identify 3 ways that your organization can be used to help Syria.  Be specific!

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