The United Nations: 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Development

by
Kent J. Killeauthor
Alynna J. Lyonauthor
The United Nations: 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Development

20200930

ABC-CLIO

Pages 384
Topics Arms Control and Disarmament;Environmental Protection;Human Rights;Human Rights Council;International Criminal Court;Peacekeeping;Sustainable Development Goals;Terrorism;UN Children's Fund (UNICEF);UN Environment Programme (UNEP);UN Security Council

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The United Nations: 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Development

Author(s): Kille, Kent; Lyon, Alynna;
Contributors: Kille, Kent; Lyon, Alynna;
Abstract:

This key resource for anyone interested in the United Nations, global issues, or world politics provides accessible and comprehensive coverage of the history, growth, and development of ideas and institutions governing the globe.

The United Nations has been an essential actor in world politics for 75 years. Its entities have eliminated smallpox, protected the ozone layer, promoted arms control, and helped to save the lives of over 90 million children. Yet, it is frequently criticized as ineffective and antiquated. This book provides a balanced and systematic overview of the UN's contributions and challenges, highlighting areas where it plays an essential role in global governance as well as areas of redundancy and needed reform.

This book provides readers with a clear, well-organized reference resource to the entire UN system—its principal organs, specialized agencies, programs and funds, and key issues of engagement. Through individual entries, it examines the history of UN engagement, ranging from peace and security to migration and climate change. It moves beyond a simple description of UN entities as it assesses the development of ideas (such as that of sustainable development), as well as responses to changes in world politics. Finally, it presents both the significant successes of UN work and continued challenges.


  • Meticulously researched, accessible entries written by two prominent UN scholars
  • Entries on both successes and continued challenges of the UN system
  • Primary source documents key to the founding of the UN

SortTitle: united nations: 75 years of promoting peace, human rights, and development
Keyword(s): Arms Control and Disarmament; Environmental Protection; Human Rights; Human Rights Council; International Criminal Court; Peacekeeping; Sustainable Development Goals; Terrorism; UN Children's Fund (UNICEF); UN Environment Programme (UNEP); UN Security Council
Author Info:
Kent J. Killeauthor
Alynna J. Lyonauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440851575
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440851568
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20200930