Diplomatic Handbook

Diplomatic Handbook

by R. G. Feltham


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582317161
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Diplomatic Relations1
The establishment of diplomatic relations and of permanent diplomatic missions2
The conduct of diplomatic relations in the absence of a full diplomatic mission or when diplomatic relations have been severed7
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs9
Organisation and functions9
Relations with its own missions10
Relations with foreign missions11
Relations with the Diplomatic Corps12
The Diplomatic Mission13
General observations and definitions13
The head of mission14
Administration and coordination15
Commercial and economics section15
Consular section17
Press and information section18
Service and specialist attaches18
Absence or indisposition of a head of mission19
Appointments, arrivals and departures19
The diplomat22
Protocol and Procedure25
Orders of precedence25
The Diplomatic List27
Correspondence and communication between diplomatic missions and the host government28
State ceremonies33
Official mourning33
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities35
Privileges and immunities in respect of the mission and its functions35
Personal privileges and immunities37
Full privileges and immunities38
Limited privileges and immunities43
Consular Officers and Consular Posts45
The establishment of consular posts45
Consular functions45
Consular officers, consular employees and members of the service staff47
The appointment of consular officers48
Severance of consular relations48
Privileges, facilities and immunities49
Career consular officers and posts headed by them49
Honorary consular officers and posts headed by them53
The United Nations55
Purposes and principles56
The United Nations Charter57
The General Assembly59
The Security Council61
The Economic and Social Council62
The Trusteeship Council64
The International Court of Justice64
The Secretary-General and the Secretariat66
UN peace-keeping operations66
Intergovernmental agencies related to the United Nations (including Specialised Agencies)67
Subsidiary organisations78
International Organisations and Agreements Outside the United Nations85
African Union85
Arab League/The League of Arab States86
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation86
Association of South-East Asian Nations87
Bank for International Settlements88
Black Sea Economic Cooperation89
Caribbean regional organisations89
Central American Common Market90
Central European Initiative90
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa91
The Commonweath91
The Commonwealth of Independent States92
Council of Europe93
Economic Cooperation Organization93
Eurasian Economic Community94
European Free Trade Association/European Economic Area94
European Union94
Free Trade Area of the Americas98
Gulf Cooperation Council99
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation99
Latin American economic organisations100
Maghreb Arab Union101
New Partnership for Africa's Development101
Nile Basin Initiative101
North American Free Trade Agreement101
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation102
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development105
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe106
Organization of American States107
Organisation of the Islamic Conference108
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries109
Shanghai cooperation Organisation109
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation109
South Pacific regional organisations110
Southern African Development Community111
Visegrad group111
West African inter-governmental economic groupings111
World Trade Organization113
International Law and Practice115
Definition and general principles115
Treaties and treaty-making116
Political asylum and the extradition of criminals122
Recognition of states and governments125
The extent of state sovereignty and jurisdiction126
Conference practice and procedure132
Conference management136
Conference diplomacy138
The Diplomat and the Media139
The television interview142
Offering hospitality152
Accepting hospitality157
Saying 'Thank you'158
Introducing people158
Visiting cards159
Wines and liqueurs160
Non-alcoholic drinks162
International Abbreviations163
Islamic Festivals168
The Environment169
1The ozone layer169
2Global warming and the greenhouse effect170
4The preservation of forests171
Glossary of Diplomatic, Consular, Legal and Economic Terms172
Nuclear Non-Proliferation181

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