The United Nations System

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Overview

From the beginnings of the Cold War to efforts to control Saddam Hussein's weapons program, this indispensable guide to the history and workings of the UN system shows how this widely misunderstood organization has helped to make the world a safer place and what its future prospects are likely to be.
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"This book should be in all libraries that need up-to-date information on globalization, the United Nations, and the interrelationship between countries. This would include all university libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851098057
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/21/2005
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 392
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Background and history 1
2 Problems, controversies, and solutions 29
3 The ambivalent participation of the United States in the UN system 49
4 Chronology of the emergence and development of the UN system 67
5 Facts and data 113
6 Alternative futures for the UN system 251
7 Directory of organizations, associations, and agencies 289
8 Biographical sketches of present heads of UN system organizations 313
9 Selected print and nonprint resources 331
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