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The A to Z of the United Nations

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Publisher Comments:

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 A to Z 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, 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.

Book News Annotation:

In this dictionary (a reprint from 2007), Fomerand (government, City U. of New York), who was associated with the UN Secretariat and the United Nations U., provides definitions and explanations to about 900 entries related to the United Nation's committees, organizations, leaders, terms, policies, and major events. A sampling of entries: International Monetary Fund, human rights, gender, illiteracy, Economic and Social Council, disarmament, war crimes tribunals, Somalia, Haiti, Kofi Annan, HIV/AIDS, and many associated committees, conventions, and organizations. A lengthy introduction covers its history. The UN's Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights are provided in the appendices, as are its membership and other ancillaries. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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, and appendixes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810855472
Author:
Fomerand, Jacques
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Scarecrow Press
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
571
Dimensions:
8.40x5.50x1.80 in. 2.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Reference
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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, and appendixes.
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