Module 6

Mr. UN
40 minutes

Mr. UN opens in San Francisco as WWII draws to a close. Bunche, an advisor to the US delegation to the founding conference of the United Nations, plays a key role in drafting those sections of the UN Charter that will determine the future political status of the colonized areas of the world. Two years later, at the UN, Bunche oversees the successful transfer of power from the colonial administrators to the people of the former Trust areas. Later, as Undersecretary General for Special Political Affairs, Bunche strategizes and oversees international peacemaking and peacekeeping operations. As the threat of a devastating nuclear war intensifies, Bunche is charged with setting up the International Atomic Energy Agency. Educators will find this a useful guide to the study of leadership within an organization.