For undergraduate courses in International Relations.
A comprehensive guide to the world body’s institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs, The New United Nations is organized thematically, blending both topical and chronological explanations making reference to current scholarly terms and theories. The first textbook of its kind on the market, it presents the UN in its evolving role in this new era since the Cold War and shows its responsibilities for meeting challenges to the global community.
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summing Up This Chapter.)
A Message to Readers
The TextThe Subject
Theories of International Relations
Critical Theory and Constructivism
The United Nations
1. The Many Places of the United Nations.
New York City
The Hague, Netherlands
Pristina, Serbia-Montenegro; Dili, Timor-Leste
The New United Nations
2. The UN’s Origins and History.
International Relations Before the Twentieth Century
The Concert of Europe
The League of Nations and World War II
The League of Nations
Wilson and the League’s Elemental Weaknesses
American and Allied Visions of the Post-World War II Period
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 — 1945)
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Joseph Stalin (1879-1953)
Dumbarton Oaks Conference
The Yalta Conference
United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO¾San Francisco Conference)
Eleanor’s UN: Beyond International Peace and Security
Specialized Agencies and Eleanor’s UN
Non-governmental Organizations and Eleanor’s UN
Millennium Summit Goals and Eleanor’s UN
The Cold War
The Waning of the Cold War
Iraq and the Post-Cold War UN
3. Evolving Charter.
Amending the Charter
Informal Modifications in the Charter
Charter VI ½ Provisions
The Cold War, Expanding Membership, and the Charter
North-South Relations and the UN
National Liberation and the UN
The Non-Aligned Movement and the UN
Evolving International Law
Financial Crisis and the Impetus for Reform
The Continuing Budget Crisis
Scale of Assessment and the Budget Process
US Non-payment of UN Dues and the Demand for Reforms: Is the UN Worth It?
Efforts by Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros-Ghali to Accommodate US Demands for Reform
Kofi Annan and the Reform “Revolution”
Rumors of Scandal
4. Evolving Institutions.
The United Nations System
The Use of the Veto
Economic and Social Council
International Court of Justice
Specialized Agencies, Programmes and Funds
New Structures on the Global Stage
Human Rights Tribunals
Globalization, Bretton woods Institutions, and the UN
International Monetary Fund
World Trade Organization
5. Maintaining International Peace and Security.
The UN Charter’s Collective Security Provisions
Chapters VI and VII of the UN Charter
Collective Security under Cold War Conditions
Uniting for Peace Resolution
Emergency Special Sessions of the General Assembly
Peacekeeping and Military Observer Groups
Disarmament and Arms Control
Changing Disarmament Priorities
Post-Cold War Collective Security
The UN’s Longest Collective Security Crisis: The Arab-Israeli Dispute
6. Peacekeeping and Nation-Building.
Important Cold War Peacekeeping Missions
United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)
United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
The Former Yugoslavia
Sierra Leone and Liberia
7. Making Global Public Policy: Promoting Civil Society, Human Rights, Women.
The Age of the NGO
The Global Compact
Global Civil Society
Human Rights — The Policy Process
Human Rights — The Judicial Process
Women — Securing Group Rights through Public Mobilization
Research on Women
Assistance to Women
8. Economic Development, the Environment, and Health Policy.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
The United Nations Development Programme
The Right to Development and the Least Developed Countries
The Environment and Sustainable Development
The United Nations Environment Programme
Atmosphere and Climate Change
Water Pollution and Marine Resources
Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Deforestation and Desertification
Sustainable Human Development — The Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Appendix A: Charter of the United Nations.
Appendix B: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Appendix C: United Nations Member States, August 2004.
Appendix D: Secretaries-general of the United Nations.
Appendix E: Statute of the International Court of Justice.
Appendix F: Selected United Nations Resolutions.
Appendix G: Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Text.
Illustrations, Tables, Charts, and Information Boxes
(The number in parentheses is the Chapter number)
United Nations Bodies in Geneva (1)
UN Specialized Agencies Around the World (1)
Principal Offices of the United Nations System (1)
Palais des Nations [photo] (1)
UN Building [photo] (1)
Important Moments in the Founding of the United Nations (2)
Molotov, Stettinius, Eden at San Francisco [photo] (2)
Chronology of UN Reform (3)
Executive Committees of the United Nations (3)
Helms’ Quotations (3)
International Court of Justice [photo] (3)
Economic and Social Council: Its Network of Commissions, Committees, Bodies, Funds, Programmes, and Experts (4)
Chronology of General Assembly Special Sessions (4)
The United Nations System (4)
General Assembly [photo] (4)
Security Council Members Adopting Brahimi Report [photo] (4)
UN Specialized Agencies Around the World (4)
Security Council Resolution 242 (5)
Emergency Special Sessions of the UN General Assembly Authorized by the Uniting for Peace Resolution (5)
The Legal Basis for Collective Security: The Covenant of the League of Nations (5)
The Legal Basis for Collective Security: The Charter of the United Nations (5)
Security Council, Richard Holbrooke as president, Debate on AIDS [photo] (5)
Map of Ongoing Peacekeeping Missions (6)
Map of Ongoing Political and Peace-Building Missions (6)
UNTAET [photo] (6)
International Bill of Human Rights (7)
Agenda 21, Chapter 27: NGO Participation in the UN System (7)
Chronology: United Nations Efforts on Behalf of Women (7)
Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights [photo] (7)
Chronology: United Nations Policy on the Environment (8)
Millennium Development Goals and Targets (8)
United Nations Development Programme at a Glance (8)
Vaccination in Congo [photo] (8)
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