Education

UNIC Educational Outreach in Biratnagar

UNIC Educational Outreach in Biratnagar

Educational Outreach

Educational outreach services provided by UNIC to educators and students around the world promote awareness of the role and work of the United Nations on priority issues. Learning about the UN can increase knowledge about the global dimensions of local issues and the local dimensions of global issues.

UN Chronicle is a journal for academic and educational outreach and for informed debate on the work of the Organization. UN Chronicle Online has developed a new UN Education Portal as an information hub and resource for teachers and the educational community.

The United Nations Cyberschoolbus is an online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The target audience is teachers and students from primary to secondary school. It develops new print and online educational materials on a wide range of social issues and offers opportunities for students around the globe to interact and collaborate on finding solutions to global problems.

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. More than 200,000 high school and university students participate every year in 400 Model UN Conferences held worldwide. Model United Nations promotes student and teacher interest in international relations and related subjects, increases capacity for students to engage in problem solving, teaches aspects of conflict resolution and research skills, and creates opportunities to meet new people and to make new friends.

The UN Works Programme develops media partnerships, publicity campaigns, promotional materials and shows the general public how UN programmes are improving the lives of ordinary people worldwide.

The UNIC National Information Officer visits different districts of  Nepal every year and identifies high schools of the district which consist of English boarding schools and government schools that have little access to information about the activities of the United Nations. He interacts with a sizeable number of high school students, including teachers and social workers, and appraises them of the UN’s engagement, both internationally and in  Nepal , with focus in areas of peace, development (MDGs) and human rights. He also distributes UN publications such as:

  • Basic Facts about the UN (both in English and in Nepali language)
  • Latest UN Chronicles
  • Secretary-General’s initiatives in important issues
  • Human Rights Declaration & UN Charter (both in English and in Nepali language)
  • publications related with MDGs
  • UN Peacekeeping facts and figures
  • HIV/AIDS awareness publications
  • UN posters and audio visual materials.

He also provides UN publications to local community libraries.

UNIC also visits schools located in the capital city and appraises student and teachers about the work of the United Nations in the country as well as at global level. At the same time, UNIC conducts guided tours for students in the UN House and takes them to various UN agencies and explains the work of those agencies.

To request for UNIC Kathmandu’s Educational Outreach, please send email to unic.kathmandu@unic.org or contact at +977 (1) 5523200