Annual Review of United Nations Affairs: 2006/2007 Volume 1

Hardcover | March 14, 2008

byKarl P. Sauvant, Joachim W. Muller

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For over 25 years, The Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (ARUNA) has been the print source for researchers needing a comprehensive document collection that highlights the work of the United Nations' six principal organs each year. Recognized as the only print and bound collection forthese documents, ARUNA is an essential reference for academic researchers and policy-makers. Coverage spans important resolutions and decisions, focusing on the significant documents and collaborative work of the United Nations. Selected reports of intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are alsoincluded and documents are grouped together by subject matter for easy reference. Each year, a new guest author provides an introduction to the set, analyzing the major themes covered throughout that year. ARUNA provides an in-depth view to an organization that today has more the 63,000 employeeslocated in nearly 175 countries and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the governing bodies. This particular edition (2006-07): The past year has been one of the most tumultuous and challenging in the U.N.'s history and, indeed, in the modern history of the entire globe. This year's edition of ARUNA presents the story of that tumult as well as the story of the U.N.'s efforts to resolveboth global conflicts and internal controversy. Specifically, this year's set of volumes includes documents related to the U.N.-based World Food Programme, whose management provoked an international scandal last year. However, most the 2006-07 edition of ARUNA focuses on the more critical issuesaffecting millions of lives around the world in the past year: the Darfur genocide, climate change, the Palestinian refugee crisis, West Africa's political and social instability. By providing the full text of both the resolutions addressing these topics and the U.N. reports concerning them, ARUNA06/07 delivers a unique resource for students, scholars, and practitioners. The series' topic-based organization of the materials and subject index lend invaluable guidance to all researchers. This year, Dr. Edward Luck , the Director of the Center on International Organization of the School ofInternational and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is contributing an introductory essay that will illuminate this year's varied and troubling world events. This particular volume (Vol. 1): In a relatively the highlights of the U.N.'s 2006-2007 session. This one-volume review of those highlights takes the form of three useful texts: a thumbnail chronology/table of those highlights, a new preface by Muller and Sauvant, a new introduction by Dr. EdwardLuck (Director of the Center on International Organization of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University), and the first half of the session's GA resolutions (from September 2006 until the end of that calendar year). The major topics addressed by those resolutions are theglobal sex trade, the refugee crisis triggered by the conflict in Darfur, Israel's human rights abuses in their treatment of Palestinians, the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry, economic development in Africa, and the AIDS crisis throughout the developing world, but especially inAfrica and the Caribbean.

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For over 25 years, The Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (ARUNA) has been the print source for researchers needing a comprehensive document collection that highlights the work of the United Nations' six principal organs each year. Recognized as the only print and bound collection forthese documents, ARUNA is an essential referenc...

Dr. Karl P. Sauvant is the Executive Director of the Columbia Program on International Investment; Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School; Co-Director, Millennium Cities Initiative; Honorary Fellow, European International Business Academy; Chatham House Foundation Fellow; Senior Advisor to the China Council for In...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019533728X

ISBN - 13:9780195337280

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