Perspectives on the United Nations

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Perspectives on the United Nations FreeBookTo mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Routledge is pleased to offer this FreeBook on the UN. 

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  • The United Nations Human Rights Council

    A Critique and Early Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Rosa Freedman

    The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Council’s mandate and founding principles demonstrate that one of the main aims, at its creation, was for the Council to overcome the Commission’s flaws. Despite the need to avoid repeating…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations

    The People of the United Nations, 1st Edition

    By Ingvild Bode

    This book highlights how temporary international civil servants play a crucial role in initiating processes of legal and institutional change in the United Nations system. These individuals are the “missing” creative elements needed to fully understand the emergence and initial…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge Research on the United Nations (UN)

  • Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Plesch, Thomas G. Weiss

    The creation of the UN system during World War II is a largely unknown or forgotten story among contemporary decision makers, international relations specialists, and policy analysts. This book aims to recover the wartime history of the United Nations and explore how the forgotten past can shed…

    Paperback – 2015-01-13
    Global Institutions

  • Resisting United Nations Security Council Resolutions

    1st Edition

    By Sufyan Droubi

    The United Nations Security Council has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. In discharging its powers it must act in accordance with the Purposes and Principles of the UN, and observe the rules governing voting and procedure established in the Organisation’s…

    Hardback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

    Global Governance That Works, 1st Edition

    By Richard Jolly

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of UNICEF’s development and operations, whilst exploring the significance of UNICEF’s achievements and the reasons behind them. UNICEF is one of the best known organizations of the United Nations system and the oldest of the UN’s development funds. It is…

    Paperback – 2014-03-27
    Global Institutions

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Industrial Solutions for a Sustainable Future, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Browne

    The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is close to many of the core issues now confronting developing and transition economy countries, and this book offers the first concise and accessible guide to this important organization. As the only UN organization to…

    Hardback – 2012-06-07
    Global Institutions

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