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The United Nations : How It Works and What It Does - Evan Luard

The United Nations

How It Works and What It Does

Paperback Published: 26th January 1994
ISBN: 9780333593639
Number Of Pages: 203

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'This book is exactly what the subtitle indicates. It is a highly knowledgeable, realistic - yet positive - review and assessment of the United Nations. Convenient for use in courses on international organization. The reviewer would particularly recommend it to individuals connected officially or otherwise professionally concerned with the United Nations'. American Journal of International Law In the first edition of this book the late Evan Luard questioned whether or not the UN had failed and suggested ways in which the institution could be improved. Into this context he placed analyses of the operation of the Security Council, the General Assembly, economic and social bodies, the World Court and the International Law Commission, the Secretariat and the budget. In preparing this new edition Derek Heater has up-dated the core material and written a new concluding chapter showing how, since the mid- 1980s, the UN has perhaps been acquiring a new lease of life.

Introduction - has the UN failed?; the Security Council - keeping the peace; the General Assemble - discussion of world issues; the economic and social institutions - securing a fairer world; the legal institutions - laying down the international law; the Secretariat - running the organization; the budgetary system - finding the money; the fundamental political problems; conclusions - a new lease of life?

ISBN: 9780333593639
ISBN-10: 0333593634
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 26th January 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised