The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat [NOOK Book]

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This is a sharp insight into the heart of the United Nations. Behind the public face of its Secretary General, Kofi Annan is a core of advisors and officials, this book examines them in close detail.

This UN is facing tremendous pressures from today's world and is a crucial part of its future. The office of UN Secretary-General and the Secretariat exercise policy functions that are the closest we have to a central point for responding to global interests. Recent incumbents such ...

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The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat

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Overview

This is a sharp insight into the heart of the United Nations. Behind the public face of its Secretary General, Kofi Annan is a core of advisors and officials, this book examines them in close detail.

This UN is facing tremendous pressures from today's world and is a crucial part of its future. The office of UN Secretary-General and the Secretariat exercise policy functions that are the closest we have to a central point for responding to global interests. Recent incumbents such as Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Kofi Annan have had a profound political impact on the global stage. This book explains the history, structure, functions and the new challenges faced by the institution in the core of the UN. This book:

* gives special attention to policy development by the Secretary General

* makes clear the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation

* details the solid and substantive work of the UN by avoiding its debating functions.

Written by a world authority on the subject, this is the ideal introduction for students of the UN, international organisations and global governance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135282813
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/7/2009
  • Series: Global Institutions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • File size: 901 KB

Meet the Author

Leon Gordenker is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Princeton University, USA and Senior Visiting Research Professor at the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, the Netherlands. He is a long-time observer of international organization and has written extensively on the United Nations and organized transnational relationships.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Short) 2. Blueprint and Legal Form of an International Office 3. International Civil Service: The S-G as Manager and Responsible Head 4. S-G as Global Constable 5. S-G and Secretariat as Promoter of Global Welfare 6. S-G as Public Representative of UN 7. Conclusion: S-G and Secretariat as Reflection of the Turbulent World
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