The United Nations System: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2006 - Law - 375 pages
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Rising from the ashes of World War II, the UN's birth was announced on October 24, 1945. Its military arm began in 1948 with the deployment of just 36 soldiers, tasked with supervising a fragile cease-fire in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since then it has undertaken more than 50 peacekeeping missions and concluded 500 multilateral conventions on human rights, arms control, environment, terrorism, and many other subjects.

The United Nations System examines the continuing controversy that surrounds this organization. Whereas conservatives accuse the UN of wavering in the face of gross violations of its own resolutions by Saddam Hussein, many liberals have lambasted it for failing to take decisive action against genocide in the Balkans and in Rwanda. Highly readable and packed with useful facts and illustrations, this book is essential reading for those who wish to make up their own minds.

 

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Chadwick F. Alger, Ph.D., is Mershon Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Emeritus at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is the editor of The Future of the United Nations System: Potential for the Twenty-First Century.

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