This activity provides students with the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of reporters and to interview specialists in international cooperation. They conduct a film interview with an expert, with the support of a UN cameraman.
Interviews filmed by young people
Students choose a theme of international cooperation (Health, Humanitarian aid, Migration, ...). In class and in groups of 5 students, they write 5 questions to ask the expert. They then meet with the experts at the “Palais des Nations” (United Nations Office in Geneva). The interview is filmed by a UN cameraman. The project is for young people who wish to learn more about international cooperation in a fun interactive way. If it is desired, it is also possible for the student to participate individually.
Exemple of questions
(Please don't hesitate to use some of them!)
- What was it like to live out of a suitcase for many years?
- How was your first day at work?
- What impressed you the most during your career?
- How many refugees are there in the world?
- Which country is the biggest pollutor?
- What is Ebola? How can we protect populations from pandemic diseases?
- Why is the UN in Geneva?
In collaboration with
1. Choose a theme of international cooperation.
2. Receive a short biography of the person to be interviewed, expert of the chosen theme.
3. Write 5 questions in class about the professional and/or personal experience of the expert.
4. Go to the UN to interview the expert.
5. Watch the video and enjoy the result!