The History and Structure of the United Nations: Development and Function

The History and Structure of the United Nations: Development and Function

by Heather Docalavich

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The History and Structure of the United Nations: Development and Function by Heather Docalavich

Since ancient times, rulers of stales, kingdoms, and other political bodies have negotiated with each other for the purposes of ending or averting military conflict. For many centuries, war was the primary means of defining relationships between nations, as the victors could then dictate the terms of surrender to the losers. In this way, the earliest forms of international law began to take shape.

Following the tremendous losses of World War II, world leaders saw the importance of creating a global body whose resolutions would have enough power to influence states toward peaceful solutions to their problems. After decades of negotiation and the hard-won experiences gained through bloody conflict, the international community was able to convene an international body of real significance, the modern United Nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422200681
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: The United Nations Series: Global Leadership
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Before the United Nations     9
Purposes and Principles: The UN Charter     23
The United Nations: Policy-Making Bodies and Their Functions     33
The UN's Judicial Organ: The International Court of Justice     47
The UN's Administrative and Executive Body: The Secretariat     55
Financing the United Nations     65
Time Line     76
Glossary     78
Further Reading     81
For More Information     82
Reports and Projects     83
Bibliography     84
Index     85
Picture Credits     87
Biographies     88

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