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The United Nations System free pdf From the beginnings of the Cold War to efforts to control Saddam Hussein's weapons program, this indispensable guide to the history and workings of the UN shows how this widely misunderstood organization has helped to make the world a safer place and what its future prospects are likely to be. A malevolent conspiracy for one-world government or a force for peace and international harmony? Few organizations are as widely misunderstood - or influential - as the United Nations. This indispensable guide lays bare its workings and assesses its track record in maintaining peace and human rights over the last 60 years. Rising from the ashes of World War II, the UN's birth was announced on October 24, 1945. Its military arm began in 1948 with the deployment of just 36 soldiers, tasked with supervising a fragile cease-fire in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since then it has undertaken more than 50 peacekeeping missions and concluded 500 multilateral conventions. The United Nations System examines the continuing controversy that surrounds this organization. Whereas conservatives accuse the UN of wavering in the face of gross violations of its own resolutions by Saddam Hussein, many liberals have lambasted it for failing to take decisive action against genocide in the Balkans and in Rwanda. Highly readable and packed with useful facts and illustrations, this book is essential reading for those who wish to make up their own minds.

About Chadwick F. Alger

Chadwick F. Alger, Ph.D., is Mershon Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Emeritus at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is the editor of The Future of the United Nations System: Potential for the Twenty-First Century.

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Author : Chadwick F. Alger
Publisher : ABC-CLIO Ltd
Data Published : 15 March 2006
ISBN : 1851098054
EAN : 9781851098057
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 375 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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