Welcome to the 10 Civics and Citizenship: Australia’s International Obligations research guide created for Year 10 Humanities and Social Sciences students.
Australia, as a member of the United Nations, has a shared responsibility in implementing international obligations that protect and promote the lives of the people and heritage of the country.
International agreements shape the way Australia write federal and state legislation. This legislation ensures Australia fulfills the international obligations they are bound to.
Australia as a Global Citizen
The name 'United Nations" was coined in January 1942, but did not become an official organisation until after WWII on the 24th October 1945. The United Nations (UN) was formed to ensure atrocities such as the Holocaust, never occur again. (The Essential UN)
The United Nations:
Current facts about the United Nations
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)