The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations and the United Nations, 1944 - 1994 / Edition 1

The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations and the United Nations, 1944 - 1994 / Edition 1

by Ernest R. May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0884022552

ISBN-13: 9780884022558

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

In 1944, as the end of World War II approached, an important series of talks was held to plan the formation of postwar international institutions. The site for the conversations was Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., a research institute administered by Harvard University. In a spirit of optimism, Secretary of State Cordell Hull said that the purpose was "to

Overview

In 1944, as the end of World War II approached, an important series of talks was held to plan the formation of postwar international institutions. The site for the conversations was Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., a research institute administered by Harvard University. In a spirit of optimism, Secretary of State Cordell Hull said that the purpose was "to create the institutional foundations for a just and enduring peace," while Soviet ambassador Andrei Gromyko spoke of an international organization that would "guarantee for the peoples peace, security, and prosperity in the future." The meetings, which included debates on a variety of issues, were a first step toward the creation of the United Nations.

In 1994, the "Dumbarton Oaks Conference, 1944-1994" brought together scholars and policymakers who have been involved with the study of international organizations or have played important roles in them. The conference papers in this volume examine both the formation of the United Nations and a number of current issues, including human rights, collective economic sanctions, peacekeeping operations, and the evolution of the role of the secretary-general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884022558
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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