The United Nations at Work

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Martin Ira Glassner
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - 351 pagini


The debate over the nature and future of the United Nations began before its inception in 1945, and is likely to continue far into its second half-century. The purpose of this collection is to examine something generally ignored in the debate, even in the professional literature: what the United Nations actually does. The volume consists of original, authoritative, critical analyses of a sampling of key UN activities.

In addition to their credentials in their own specialties, most contributors have extensive UN experience as staff members, delegates or consultants. Most are international lawyers and the others have a wide variety of backgrounds. They come from 12 countries. Each chapter stands on its own as a significant contribution to our understanding of both the subject and the quiet, undramatic but vital worldwide work of the United Nations. Students, scholars, and other researchers involved with the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations will find this work of particular interest.

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Regulation of the Uses of International Waterways The Contribution of the United Nations
xix
The United Nations and International Space Law
32
The United Nations and Protection of the Environment
53
Protection of Minorities
71
The United Nations System and International Trade
101
The United Nations and the Trade and Transit Problems of LandLocked States
130
Taiwan and the United Nations
157
International Migration UN Moves
169
A Note on Some UN Achievements with Special Reference to the World Food Programme
182
The United Nations and NGOs Global Civil Society and Institutional Change
209
Contributions of the United Nations to Solving Boundary and Territorial Disputes 19451997
235
The United Nations the Oceans and Some Geography
281
United Nations PeaceMaintenance
308
Index
337
About the Contributors
341
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Pagina 319 - To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace...
Pagina 88 - In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, In com^munity with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, or to use their own language.
Pagina 162 - That they recognize the necessity of establishing at the earliest practicable date a general international organization, based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all peace-loving states, and open to membership by all such states, large and small, for the maintenance of international peace and security.
Pagina 41 - Treaty undertake not to place in orbit around the earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, install such weapons on celestial bodies, or station such weapons in outer space in any other manner.
Pagina 145 - State having no sea-coast shall by common agreement with the latter and in conformity with existing international convention accord: (a) To the State having no sea-coast, on a basis of reciprocity, free transit through their territory; and (b) To ships flying the flag of that State treatment equal to that accorded to their own ships, or to the ships of any other...
Pagina 300 - In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the foot of the continental slope shall be determined as the point of maximum change in the gradient at its base.
Pagina 41 - The exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind.
Pagina 42 - Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space...
Pagina 300 - Convention, the coastal State shall establish the outer edge of the continental margin wherever the margin extends beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of...
Pagina 97 - The participating States on whose territory national minorities exist will respect the right of persons belonging to such minorities to equality before the law, will afford them the full opportunity for the actual enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms and will, in this manner, protect their legitimate interests in this sphere.

Despre autor (1998)

MARTIN IRA GLASSNER is University Professor of Geography Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University./e A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with service in Washington, Jamaica, and Chile, he has published extensively in political geography and has taught in Israel, Chile, and China. Professor Glassner represents the International Law Association at the United Nations.

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