An Insider's Guide to the UN

Third Edition

Author: Linda Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210728

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7575

Termed “the indispensable source on the United Nations” by Joseph S. Nye of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, this book is now fully revised and updated to include new material on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), recent Security Council issues such as the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a greatly expanded section on understanding and participating in a Model UN. "This easily readable overview of the main activities of the United Nations system provides the reader with an appreciation of its complexity and of its many programs and agencies."—James S. Sutterlin, author of The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security; Distinguished Fellow in UN Studies, Yale University “With highly readable and journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations. Her concise and entertaining narrative sheds light on its mission, evolution, and controversies.”—Jackie Gropman and Susan Woodcock, School Library Journal

An Insider's Guide to the UN

Author: Linda M. Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300141971

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 6889

This completely revised edition of Linda Fasulo’s popular guide to the United Nations surveys the world body’s programs and activities, and covers key issues including human rights, climate change, counterterrorism, nuclear proliferation, peacekeeping, and UN reform. It also offers guidelines for setting up a Model UN. "No one knows the big picture and inner workings of the UN better than Linda Fasulo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in international affairs."--Tom Brokaw, NBC News "With fine journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations, shedding light on its mission, evolution, and controversies."--Christine C. Menefee, School Library Journal "The indispensable source on the United Nations for everyone from students to diplomats. I keep it handy on my desk."--Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

An Insider's Guide to the UN

Author: Linda M. Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300107623

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 729

A guide to the United Nations covers such topics as its history, organization, finances, and operations around the world.

ConUNdrum

The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives

Author: Brett D. Schaefer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442200067

Category: Law

Page: 371

View: 3507

Foreword by Ambassador John R. Bolton

The United Nations

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190222700

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 2656

The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." In this concise overview, Jussi Hanhimaki sheds light on the current debate over the UN's effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. After a brief history of the UN, the author examines its successes and failures as a guardian of international peace and security, as a promoter of human rights, as a protector of international law, and as an engineer of socioeconomic development.

Basic Facts About the United Nations

Author: Kofi A. Annan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756746513

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

View: 7493

An overview of the broad range of responsibilities, operations & objectives of the U.N. as it strives to engage current world problems, with the goal of helping the world's citizens to better understand their world organization. Includes: description of peacekeeping efforts; economic & social development (sustainable development, investment & transnational corporations, food & agriculture, youth, women, aging & disabled persons, international drug control); human rights; humanitarian assistance & assistance to refugees; decolonization; international law; & intergovernmental agencies related to the U.N. List of acronyms.

Act of Creation

The Founding of the United Nations

Author: Stephen C. Schlesinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786729708

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 8627

In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known story of how Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and the new American President, Harry Truman, picked up the pieces of the faltering campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." Using secret agents, financial resources, and their unrivaled position of power, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to found the United Nations. The author reveals how the UN nearly collapsed several times during the conference over questions of which states should have power, who should be admitted, and how authority should be divided among its branches. By shedding new light on leading participants like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.

Basic Facts about the United Nations

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211008500

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

View: 6838

This new updated edition of Basic Facts About the United Nations reflects the wide range of concerns and multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It chronicles the work of the Organization in such areas as peace, development, human rights, refugees, disarmament and international law. In describing the work of the UN system, this publication provides us with a blueprint of our concerns, problems and determined efforts to find solutions.

FDR and the Creation of the U.N.

Author: Townsend Hoopes,Douglas Brinkley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300085532

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 1992

In this comprehensive account, two prize-winning historians explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. 28 illustrations.

The Successful Law Student

An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

Author: Imogen (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School Moore, University of Bristol),Imogen Moore,Craig (Associate Head of Law in the School of Law Newbery-Jones, University of Plymouth),Craig Newbery-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198757085

Category: Law

Page: 520

View: 1458

The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate companion for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students it is the only student guide to offer you the inside track on how to makethe most of your law degree and your time at university.The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is perfect for you whether you're taking a one-, two-, three- or four-year degree course or planning to take a year abroad, whether you're a full-time, part-time, or mature student, or whether you'll be balancing your studies with workor other commitments. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to your student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career.Complemented by a variety of insider voices from students and alumni, which add valuable context and real-life insight, Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones use their extensive experience as law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success,and help you manage the pressures of legal study.

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

A transformational agenda for an insecure world

Author: Felix Dodds,Ambassador David Donoghue,Jimena Leiva Roesch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315527081

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 6921

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of seventeen goals and 169 targets, with accompanying indicators, which were agreed by UN member states to frame their policy agendas for the fifteen-year period from 2015 to 2030. Written by three authors who have been engaged in the development of the SDGs from the beginning, this book offers an insider view of the process and a unique entry into what will be seen as one of the most significant negotiations and global policy agendas of the twenty-first century. The book reviews how the SDGs were developed, what happened in key meetings and how this transformational agenda, which took more than three years to negotiate, came together in September 2015. It dissects and analyzes the meetings, organizations and individuals that played key roles in their development. It provides fascinating insights into the subtleties and challenges of high-level negotiation processes of governments and stakeholders, and into how the SDGs were debated, formulated and agreed. It is essential reading for all interested in the UN, sustainable development and the future of the planet and humankind.

An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector

Author: Michael Coulson

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8724

- In 2003, four mining shares rose over four times in price, with one gaining ten times.- In just the first two months of 2004, 26 mining shares increased more than 20%, with five shares doubling.- Merrill Lynch's World Mining Trust is the UK's best performing fund over the past three years, having risen by over 200 per cent.But is the mining boom about to end?Not according to this book, by Michael Coulson, Chairman of the Association of Mining Analysts. Coulson argues that, if anything, we are still in the early stages of prolonged strength in mining stocks and despite what some commentators are saying, the boom is far from over.FROM THE BACK COVERThe prospect of instant riches gives the mining sector an obvious glamour. And when the mining sector begins to run it can be an awesome sight and the excitement generated can be every bit as seductive and heady as that which enveloped markets during the internet boom. But due to the counter-cyclical nature of many mining stocks, they can also offer a valuable refuge when stock markets turn down. In this book, Michael Coulson gives a masterly overview of the sector, explains both the rewards and the pitfalls of investing in mining shares and argues convincingly that mining should once again form a core sector for all investors. The book is for anyone interested in mining, and particularly mining as an investment. Whilst it contains material which will be useful to even experienced followers of the sector, its main target is those who are interested in mining but perhaps not particularly familiar with the sector, and would like to know more. All the subjects are covered that are fundamental to acquiring sufficient knowledge about the miningsector to invest in it with confidence.While the mining s

Web Style Guide

Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

Author: Patrick J. Lynch,Sarah Horton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300137378

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 7060

Offers advice for creating Web sites and pages that use the classic principles of design.

Rhyme's Reason

A Guide to English Verse, Fourth Edition

Author: John Hollander

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206291

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 168

View: 5834

Poet John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse in this classic text, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In new essays for this fourth edition, J. D. McClatchy and Richard Wilbur each offer a personal take on why the book has played such an important role in the education of young poets and student scholars. “How lucky the young poet who discovers this wisest and most lighthearted of manuals.”—James Merrill “Marvelously comprehensive, clarifying and useful, and a delight to read.”—John Reardon, Los Angeles Times Book Review “A virtuoso performance and a mandatory text for poetry readers and practioners alike.”—ALA Booklist

Poorly Made in China

An Insider's Account of the China Production Game

Author: Paul Midler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118004203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9670

An insider reveals what can—and does—go wrong when companies shift production to China In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. U.S. importers don’t stand a chance, Midler explains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel they have little to lose by placing consumer safety at risk for the sake of greater profit. This is a lively and impassioned personal account, a collection of true stories, told by an American who has worked in the country for close to two decades. Poorly Made in China touches on a number of issues that affect us all.

The Essential Un

Author: UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789211013726

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 1650

As the world's only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. This authoritative reference provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the work of the UN in key areas of international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, and humanitarian action.

Model UN Handbook

A Preparation for MUN Conferences

Author: Greg Hodgin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761854494

Category: Political Science

Page: 98

View: 6928

This reference tool for sponsors and delegates of Model UN teams contains information that will be necessary to understand not only what happens at conferences, but also how to succeed. Chapters discuss the UN system, rules, voting procedure, resolution writing, caucuses, and more that will be highly useful in conference.

The Parliament of Man

The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations

Author: Paul M. Kennedy

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 1333

A distinguished historian and author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers provides an in-depth history of the United Nations, from Woodrow Wilson to the present day, detailing the creation of an international organization dedicated to the promotion of peace, development, and growth, and assessing its future in a turbulent world. 50,000 first printing.