An Insider's Guide to the UN by Linda Fasulo

By Linda Fasulo

The United international locations more and more reveals itself on the centre of worldwide occasions in an age of swift globalization. it truly is for that reason relevant that we comprehend its constitution and services. during this quantity, information correspondent Lina Fasulo on the UN presents an creation to its actions and pursuits. She attracts on her personal observations in addition to at the insights of different people who were energetic within the UN, together with US ambassadors Richard Holbrooke, Madeleine Albright and John Negroponte. She explains how the UN got here into life, what governing rules consultant its operation and what it really is prefer to be a player. She describes the association, tasks and infrequently demanding politics of the protection Council. Surveying the various humanitarian, crime-fighting and peacekeeping programmes of the UN, Fasulo concludes that there are vital purposes for american citizens to provide the United international locations their support.

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If the need to protect individual rights requires bypassing a national government, so be it. ’’ Annan sees individual rights as central to the world of the future. In his view they are key elements in economic and social development. Abandoning the traditional view that modern nations progress through education and capital investments, followed by greater personal rights, he has reversed the order: human rights are a precondition for national development. Such ‘‘rights-based’’ development is gaining attention at the UN and elsewhere, as analysts ponder the inability of some nations to raise their social and economic levels despite years of development e√orts and big loans and grants from the World Bank and other donor agencies.

In addition, says Malloch Brown, Annan has made his o≈ce important internationally by being helpful to heads of government and other leaders. ] Secretary General Kofi Annan accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 2001, in Oslo, Norway. UN/DPI photo by Sergey Bermeniev. secretary general and secretariat 29 Blame It on the Politicians ‘‘An awful lot of us did graduate school in the US. . We feel comfortable with Americans because they are more multiculturally tolerant than other nationalities.

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