The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations

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New Internationalist, 2008 - Political Science - 160 pages
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In the first book to distill the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume, Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings, and current limitations. The book includes the creation of the UN and its early history, how it is structured, and whether it is well constituted in its functions. Black also considers possibilities for reform to make it more democratic, effective, and fit for its purpose.

Maggie Black has written books for Oxford University Press, UNICEF, and Oxfam and articles for The Economist and BBC World Service. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF and Anti-Slavery International.

 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
9
Chap 1
11
Chap 2
33
Chap 3
55
Chap 4
74
Chap 5
96
Chap 6
116
Chap 7
135
Bodies within the UN
155
Index
157
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Maggie Black has written numerous books including titles for OUP, UNICEF and OXFAM. She has worked as a consultant for a number of NGOs (UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International and WaterAid amonst others) and has written for the Guardian, Economist and BBC World Service.

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