At a time when the UN demonstrates new vitality, this straightforward explanation of nearly a half century of the world organization's experience provides essential background. It sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the UN and traces the political developments around such topics as maintaining international peace, protecting human rights, and improving economic welfare. Its authors are longtime observers and recognized scholars. Their transatlantic collaboration provides an extra edge of objectivity.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPreface to the Second Edition - List of Abbreviations - Introduction - Charter and Structure of the UN - Membership and Decision-Making - The Maintenance of Peace and Security - Human Rights - From Colonialism to Independence - Cooperation for Economic and Social Progress - Conclusion: Realities and Ideals - Tables - Appendix: Charter of the UN - Bibliography - Index