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An insider's guide to the UN / Linda Fasulo.

By: Fasulo, Linda.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2021Edition: 4th ed.Description: xiv, 335 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780300141979 (pbk.) :; 0300141971 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): United NationsDDC classification: 341.1
Contents:
What is the UN? -- Founding the UN -- The secretary-general and the secretariat -- The American ambassador -- The Security Council -- The General Assembly -- Rubbing elbows and egos in the UN village -- Peace operations -- International terrorism and WMDs -- Human rights and R2P -- ECOSOC and the Trusteeship Council -- UN to the rescue -- The 2030 agenda for sustainable development -- Global connections -- Climate change -- Keeping tabs on how nations vote -- Three pillars of reform -- Paying for It All -- Appendixes.
Summary: Prominent NPR journalist Linda Fasulo's guide to the United Nations has established a reputation as the most lively, authoritative, and insightful book on its subject. Thoroughly revised and updated, with many new interviews of diplomats, experts, and officials, this fourth edition remains indispensable for understanding the UN's role and impact on the world today.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247) and index.

What is the UN? -- Founding the UN -- The secretary-general and the secretariat -- The American ambassador -- The Security Council -- The General Assembly -- Rubbing elbows and egos in the UN village -- Peace operations -- International terrorism and WMDs -- Human rights and R2P -- ECOSOC and the Trusteeship Council -- UN to the rescue -- The 2030 agenda for sustainable development -- Global connections -- Climate change -- Keeping tabs on how nations vote -- Three pillars of reform -- Paying for It All -- Appendixes.

Prominent NPR journalist Linda Fasulo's guide to the United Nations has established a reputation as the most lively, authoritative, and insightful book on its subject. Thoroughly revised and updated, with many new interviews of diplomats, experts, and officials, this fourth edition remains indispensable for understanding the UN's role and impact on the world today.

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