The United Nations

The United Nations

by Stewart Ross
     
 

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This book explores one of the 20th century's most significant organizations, The United Nations, which was established in 1945 to promote world peace.  See more details below

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This book explores one of the 20th century's most significant organizations, The United Nations, which was established in 1945 to promote world peace.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-In this timely overview, Ross describes the U.N. as "the most daring experiment in global cooperation ever undertaken." He discusses its formation, provides a look into its complex organization, and describes the functions of its various bodies. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the role of the U.N. as peacekeeper and peacemaker. The author points out the organization's successes and failures both in responsibility and world opinion. He does not shy away from discussing the controversies surrounding UNESCO and the role of the U.S. Two-page chapters keep the information accessible, and boxed text helps to highlight various programs, such as those addressing AIDS, environmental problems, and emergency food supplies. Black-and-white and clear color photographs of the U.N. peacekeeping troops and relief workers throughout its history will provide students with a sense of those places in which the organization has been and is an active presence.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403446220
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
20th Century Perspectives Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Stewart Ross taught at all levels in Britain, the USA, the Middle East, and Sri Lanka before becoming a full-time writer. He has published novels for adults and works of fiction for children, as well as over 200 non-fiction books. His books have been translated into around 20 languages. Stewart visits schools, colleges, and universities in Britain, France, and elsewhere to talk about writing and pass on his passion for words.

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