The United Nations: A Concise Political Guide

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1995 - Political Science - 176 pages
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The book serves as a comprehensive yet concise guide to the political workings of the United Nations system. It details the purposes and structure of the Organisation, with specific chapters on peace and security, disarmament, and human rights. In the final chapter the problems facing the UN are examined. Tables provide information on the size and distribution of UN membership, peacekeeping operations and the use of the Security Council veto. It includes the full text of the UN Charter.

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About the author (1995)

Sydney D. Bailey is a Visiting Research Scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Committee on the UN and Disarmament. Sam Daws is Head of the UN and Conflict Program at the United Nations Association in London.

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