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Historical Dictionary of the United Nations - Historical Dictionaries of International Organizations 25 (Hardback)
  • Historical Dictionary of the United Nations - Historical Dictionaries of International Organizations 25 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of the United Nations - Historical Dictionaries of International Organizations 25 (Hardback)

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Consisting of 192 Member States, the United Nations was founded in 1945 to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on the respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to achieve international cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character; and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion. Just how successful the UN has been in maintaining these goals is covered in the new edition of the Historical Dictionary of the United Nations. Author Jacques Fomerand provides a comprehensive dictionary of nearly 900 cross-referenced entries on the UN's various committees and organizations, its leaders, terms, policies, and major events in which the UN took part. Supplementing the dictionary entries are a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, photographs, a list of acronyms and abbreviations used in the dictionary, and appendixes, which include a reproduction of the UN's Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as a list of the Member States and when they joined.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854949
Number of pages: 696
Weight: 1075 g
Dimensions: 221 x 152 x 49 mm
Edition: New Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
...an indispensable guide...this volume improves upon the original and is recommended... * Library Journal, 5/1/2007 *
suitable for large public and academic libraries. * American Reference Books Annual, March 2008 *
...has more than 900 brief entries for the UN's committees and organizations, leaders, terms, policies, and major events....The author has extensive firsthand UN experience. * Booklist, June 1, 2007 *
This highly useful volume offers not merely definitions but also a concise direction finder to the institutions and policies of the United Nations put together during six decades of tangled international history. Guided by long UN experience, Fomerand treats this complexity with accuracy, directness and objectivity. -- Leon Gordenker, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University
Fomerand (government, City U. of New York) updates this 900-entry reference to include the latest developments in governance of the UN as well as its actions as a premier peacekeeper and humanitarian institution. Entries include historical events and characters and Fomerand provides careful assessments of exactly how well UN agencies have succeeded in their efforts. He provides fundamental documents, a chronology, a very helpful list of acronyms and abbreviations, and succinct biographies and reading lists. * Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 *

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