Historical Dictionary of the United Nations by Jacques FomerandHistorical Dictionary of the United Nations by Jacques Fomerand

Historical Dictionary of the United Nations

byJacques Fomerand

Hardcover | February 5, 2007

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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 new edition of the Historical Dictionary 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, photographs, a list of acronyms and abbreviations used in the dictionary, 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.
Jacques Fomerand is professor at John Jay College of the City University of New York and the former director of the United Nations University Office in North America.
Title:Historical Dictionary of the United NationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:696 pages, 8.71 × 6 × 1.91 inPublished:February 5, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854945

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Chronology Part 5 Introduction Part 6 THE DICTIONARY Part 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 A Charter of the United Nations Chapter 9 B Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 1948 Chapter 10 C Membership of the United Nations Chapter 11 D Assessed Contributions to the UN Regular Budget of the 15 Largest Assessed Contributors for 2003-2004 Chapter 12 E Nomenclature of the United Nations System Chapter 13 F Timelines Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Fomerand (government, City U. of New York) updates this 900-entry reference to include the latest developments in governance of the UN as well as its actions as a premier peacekeeper and humanitarian institution. Entries include historical events and characters and Fomerand provides careful assessments of exactly how well UN agencies have succeeded in their efforts. He provides fundamental documents, a chronology, a very helpful list of acronyms and abbreviations, and succinct biographies and reading lists.