Books & Training Materials

The UN and its agencies produce hundreds of books and reports, many of which are read by only a handful of people. When our young people challenged UN officers that their books were dull and unreadable, the UN folk challenged back: “OK – so YOU write them!” So we did: several of them.

The first was a Children’s State of the Planet Handbook – “all you ever wanted to know about the environment but were afraid to ask!”

The second was a children’s edition of the UN Earth Summit’s Agenda 21 – which the youth called: Rescue Mission : Planet Earth – a book that went on to sell over 500,000 copies and be translated into 23 different languages.

Many more followed – some of which are scanned and included here. The goal was always to make the information in them fun and accessible to a bright 14-year old!

These resources are enjoyed by that age group and many other age groups too (including several diplomats at the UN, who were seen to have a copy of Rescue Mission in their offices. After all it was so much easier to understand and see the mission goals in this edition than the adult original!

Peace Child Books & Publications