The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2014 serves as an unequalled one-volume guide to the contemporary international system.
Within a clear, unique framework the recent activities of all major international organizations are described in detail. Given alongside extensive background information the reader is able to assess the role and evolving functions of these organizations in today's world.
The contact details, key personnel and activities of more than 2,000 international and regional entities have again been thoroughly researched and updated for this 16th edition.
Highlights in this edition include:
- a fully revised Who's Who section with biographical details of the key players in the international system.
- the response of the international community to crises and conflicts throughout the world.
- efforts to draft a post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
- introductory essays, written and updated by experts in their field, which consider topics including global environmental governance, the international criminal justice system, international humanitarian co-operation, and governance of the global economy.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Background Information An Introduction to International Organizations Clive Archer International Organizations and ‘Global’ Security Policy: Not Everything Hangs Together Stephanie C. Hofmann The Evolution of Global Economic Governance Andre Broome International Humanitarian Co-operation Peter Walker Global Environmental Governance Kate O’Neill The Development of the International Criminal Justice System Nicolaos Strapatsas The Development of International Organizations: a Chronology International Observances Part 2: The United Nations Part 3: Major Non-UN Organizations Part 4: Other International Organizations Part 5: Who's Who in International Organizations
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