Video Exercises

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The United Nations in the World

The United Nations
“The United Nations: It’s Your World”

Synopsis:
A video from the United Nations that describes what it does around the world.

Critical Thinking Questions:

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What are the main activities of the United Nations in the world today? To what degree does this differ from the original goals of the United Nations as described in the video?
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How do the operations of the United Nations reflect the challenges related to the decline of the power of the state in the world today? How do they reflect the role of the individual?
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Global NGO

Amnesty International
“Amnesty International—What We Do”

Synopsis:
The official “what we do” video from Amnesty International.

Critical Thinking Questions:

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What are the main goals of Amnesty International? How does this reflect the role of NGOs in the world of today?
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How is the type of work done by an NGO like Amnesty International different from the type of work done by IGOs like the United Nations? How does this reflect differences in the role of individuals and states in the international system?

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About these videos

These video clips and associated critical thinking questions provide real-world insights into international relations.