Utopia Lost: The United Nations and World Order
Sometimes it seems that the end of the Cold War has moved world statesman from a chronic condition of justified professional apprehension in the face of a global nuclear standoff to one of acute personal uncertainty when confronted by morally vexing localized conflicts. And now, the democracies, that have "inherited the earth," seem lost in the aftermath of the triumphs over communist totalitarianism. But, of course, the greatest difference for contemporary nations and statesmen is that there are no "adult" players ready to guide them into this new global scene.Not surprisingly, the 1990s have tossed the supports of the preeminent international institution, the United Nations, from the highest of hopes to the troughs of despair. As Rosemary Righter explores the history and current state of the United Nations, she begins to unveil her understanding that continuous change is a certainty for the UN.Righter provides an in-depth survey if the history, operation, and recent activities of the United Nations. But the greatest strength of her work is that she asks the right questions about the future of the UN, and that it offers provocative answers by seeking to define the comparative advantage of the United Nations as a global actor. Her observations are symbolically timely as well, coming as they do virtually on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
44 pages matching involved in this book
Results 1-3 of 44
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Introduction The United Nations at the Watershed
The UN Machine
13 other sections not shown
action activities administration Africa agenda agreement approach argued Assembly assessment assistance Bank's Bretton Woods Brian Urquhart budget bureaucratic capacity Charter civil commitment Committee common conference conflict confrontation coordination created debate decades decisions demands developing countries diplomacy diplomats director-general economic and social ECOSOC effective efforts European force foreign forums functions funds Geneva global organizations Group of 77 human rights humanitarian ical impact insisted institutions involved Iraq Khmer Rouge Kuwait major membership ment military ministers multilateral cooperation negotiations nonaligned official operations peace peacekeeping percent political President pressure principle problems programs promote proposals question Reagan reform refugee resolution responsibility role secretariats secretary-general sectoral Security Council serious Somalia Soviet Union specialized agencies staff strategy structural technical Third World tion trade U.S. Congress UN's UNCTAD UNDP UNESCO United Nations vote West Western governments World Bank York