The concept of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations since it was first articulated by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld a half-century ago. Successive generations of diplomats and statesmen have invested in the idea that diplomatic efforts might be able to head off international conflicts and disasters. Dramatic successes, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, contrast with dramatic failures, such as the inability of UN efforts to halt the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In this careful study, distinguished former UN civil servant Bertrand G. Ramcharan traces the history of the practice of preventive diplomacy by UN Secretaries-General, the Security Council, and other UN organizations, and assesses the record of preventive diplomacy and examines its prospects in an age of genocide and terrorism.
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The concept of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations since it was first articulated by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld a half-century ago. Successive generations of diplomats and statesmen have invested in the idea that diplomatic efforts might be able to head off international conflicts and disasters. Dramatic succ...
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Table of Contents
ContentsSeries Editors' Foreword by Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. WeissForeword by Leon GordenkerPreface and AcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsSecretaries-General on Preventive Diplomacy
1. Preventive Diplomacy in the Concert of Europe, the Hague Peace Conferences, the League of Nations, and the UN Charter2. UN Policies and Doctrines of Preventive Diplomacy3. The Practice of Preventive Diplomacy by the Security Council4. The Practice of Preventive Diplomacy by the Secretaries-General5. Preventive Diplomacy during the Cuban Missile Crisis6. The Practice of Preventive Diplomacy by Representatives of the Secretary-General and UN Subregional Offices7. The Preventive Role of UN Peacekeepers and Observers8. Preventive Diplomacy in the Economic, Social, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Fields9. Preventive Diplomacy in an Age of Genocide, Terrorism, and Nontraditional Threats to Security10. Cooperative Preventive Diplomacy with Regional and Subregional Organizations
Conclusion: Some Thoughts for the Future
NotesIndexAbout the AuthorAbout the United Nations Intellectual History Project
"A superb work of scholarship by one of the most versatile scholar/practitioners of the UN." -Margaret Vogt, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs