Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 11.08.31 AM.pngUnit Materials:


Core Text:






Lesson Materials:


Part I: Learning About the UN
Lesson One: Introduction to the UN
Lesson Two: Introduction to Human Rights
Lesson Three: Introduction to Model UN Parliamentary Procedures

Part II: Learning About the Issue
Lesson Four: Intro to Peacekeeping Operations
Lesson Five: Historical Peacekeeping Ops
Lesson Six: Reform Peacekeeping Ops?

Additional resources for peacekeeping reform:

​Questions/Notes

​Links

​Funding UN Peacekeepers

​- should states decrease, increase, or maintain their levels of funding? why?

Basic info:

http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/operations/financing.shtml

Basic argument is that peacekeeping is cheap + high impact in the grad scheme of things:

https://isiseurope.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-cost-of-un-peacekeeping-a-good-deal-or-a-waste-of-money/

Case study of Japan wanting to spend less and why: https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/199/40784.html

New Missions:

When should new UN peacekeeping missions be created?

- why is it a bad idea for the UN to start a new mission?

- why might the security council not want the UN to get involved in a new peacekeeping mission?

- when should the UN get involved?​

Basic information about how new missions are started:

http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/operations/newoperation.shtml

Rwanda is a good case study of Peacekeeping Ops' failure to engage (see the movie Hotel Rwanda) as well as

https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/201/39240.html

whereas Liberia is an example of Peacekeeper's success:

http://www.economist.com/node/3715904

Training

- what should the UN peacekeepers have training in? what should they train others to do?

I would chose relevant topics from ​this site: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/, definitely including the conduct and discipline section (what UN peacekeepers need training in) and elections (what UN peacekeepers can train)



Part IV: Developing a Country Position
Lesson Seven: Creating a Country Profile
Lesson Eight: Peacekeeping Operations in My Country

Part V: Preparing for the Simulation
Lesson Ten: Speech Writing
Lesson Eleven: Writing Resolutions
Lesson Twelve: Model UN Simulation
Lesson Thirteen: Reflection