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The New United Nations: International Organization in the Twenty-First Century

By John A. Moore, Jerry Pubantz

Published by Taylor and Francis

Published Date: Oct 20, 2005

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summing Up This Chapter.)

A Message to Readers

            The Text

            The Subject

            Theories of International Relations




            Critical Theory and Constructivism


            Dependency Theory


            The United Nations

 1. The Many Places of the United Nations.

            New York City

            Geneva, Switzerland

            Nairobi, Kenya

            Vienna, Austria

The Hague, Netherlands

            Montreal, Canada

Rome, Italy

            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

Bretton Woods

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


Nuclear Weapons

                        Persisting Tensions

                        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?

UN Reform

    Efforts by Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros-Ghali to Accommodate US Demands for Reform

                       Kofi Annan and the Reform “Revolution”

                       Administrative Reform

                       Programmatic Reform

   Structural Reform

  Rumors of Scandal


 4. Evolving Institutions.

            The United Nations System

            General Assembly

            Security Council

            Council Organization

            Council Powers

            The Use of the Veto

            Economic and Social Council

            Trusteeship Council


            International Court of Justice

            Specialized Agencies, Programmes and Funds

            New Structures on the Global Stage

            World Conferences

            Global Compact

            Special Rapporteurs

            Human Rights Tribunals

            Globalization, Bretton woods Institutions, and the UN

            Bretton Woods

            World Bank

            International Monetary Fund

            World Trade Organization

 5. Maintaining International Peace and Security.

            Collective 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

            Smart Sanctions

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)

Second-Generation Peacekeeping

UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations


The Former Yugoslavia


Brahimi Report





Sierra Leone and Liberia

 7. Making Global Public Policy: Promoting Civil Society, Human Rights, Women.

            The Age of the NGO

            Special Rapporteurs

            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

            International Financing

            Sustainable Human Development — The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

 9. Epilogue.



             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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