Ch. 9, Intergovernmental Organizations and Nongovernmental Organizations (318-339)

Discussion Questions

  1. What were you surprised to discover about the UN? What came as no surprise? Why?
  2. What are the UN's most important strengths and weaknesses? Support your answers.
  3. How and why do you think the UN should change? How and why should it stay the same?
  4. What's the UN's most important work? Absent the UN, how would this get done? Explain.
  5. Who or what is responsible for UN failures? For UN successes? How might this matter?
  6. How did this chapter contradict or reinforce what you previously thought about the UN?

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