An Insider s Guide to the UN

An Insider s Guide to the UN

Termed “the indispensable source on the United Nations” by Joseph S. Nye of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, this book is now fully revised and updated to include new material on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), ...

Author: Linda M. Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300203653

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Termed “the indispensable source on the United Nations” by Joseph S. Nye of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, this book is now fully revised and updated to include new material on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), recent Security Council issues such as the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a greatly expanded section on understanding and participating in a Model UN. "This easily readable overview of the main activities of the United Nations system provides the reader with an appreciation of its complexity and of its many programs and agencies."—James S. Sutterlin, author ofThe United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security; Distinguished Fellow in UN Studies, Yale University “With highly readable and journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations. Her concise and entertaining narrative sheds light on its mission, evolution, and controversies.”—Jackie Gropman and Susan Woodcock, School Library Journal
Categories: Political Science

An Insider s Guide to the Un

An Insider s Guide to the Un

Thoroughly revised and updated, with many new profiles and interviews with the organization's current diplomats, this edition remains an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to understand the role and structure of the UN.

Author: Linda Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300241259

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the most popular guide to the UN for students and interested readers Prominent NPR journalist Linda Fasulo's guide to the United Nations has established a reputation as the most lively, authoritative, and insightful book on its subject. The fourth edition comes at a time when nuclear proliferation has moved to the top of the Security Council's agenda, followed closely by the Syrian crisis, the effects of climate change, and international terrorism. Thoroughly revised and updated, with many new profiles and interviews with the organization's current diplomats, this edition remains an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to understand the role and structure of the UN.
Categories: Political Science

The Winning Delegate

The Winning Delegate

Written by a MUNer for MUNers, The Winning Delegate will get novice delegates started and will provide hints and tips for more experienced delegates to improve their skills.

Author: Kerem Turunç

Publisher:

ISBN: 1440144303

Category: Reference

Page: 188

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Written by a MUNer for MUNers, The Winning Delegate will get novice delegates started and will provide hints and tips for more experienced delegates to improve their skills. Additionally, a glossary of United Nations and Model United Nations-related terms and abbreviations will help you before and during the conference. A bonus appendix lists all member nations of the UN with admission dates and bloc membership information. - Publisher.
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An Insider s Guide to the UN

An Insider s Guide to the UN

Praise for the first edition of AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE UN ''A short-order account of how the organization works in the glare of its public profile and in the shadow of its secret negotiations.''—Times (London) ''This unique book ...

Author: Linda M. Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300141979

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This guidebook illustrates the UN system while covering issues as diverse as terrorism, peacekeeping, human rights, climate change, and UN reform.
Categories: Political Science

Mirroring the Un

Mirroring the Un

This guide is useful for both novice delegates just starting and for experienced delegates wanting tips and tricks to succeed.This book consists of three major sections: How to Prepare, Conference Day, Tips and Tricks.

Author: Khushi Chaudhari

Publisher:

ISBN: 197326045X

Category:

Page: 60

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Mirroring the UN: An Insider's Guide to Model United Nations is a one-stop resource for delegates preparing for a Model UN conference. This guide is useful for both novice delegates just starting and for experienced delegates wanting tips and tricks to succeed.This book consists of three major sections: How to Prepare, Conference Day, Tips and Tricks. There are also appendixes containing rules of procedure, clauses, and example position papers and resolutions papers.
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Cities of Fashion

Cities of Fashion

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ISBN: 2908171120

Category: Fashion merchandising

Page: 400

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Categories: Fashion merchandising

Negotiating at the United Nations

Negotiating at the United Nations

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Foreword by Ambassador Tommy Koh -- Foreword by Christiana Figueres -- The story behind this book -- Acknowledgments -- ...

Author: Rebecca W. Gaudiosi

Publisher:

ISBN: 113859041X

Category: International cooperation

Page: 154

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This book offers a comprehensive practitioner's guide to negotiating at the United Nations. Although much of the content can be applied broadly, the guide focuses on navigating multilateral negotiations at the UN. The book is a tool to help new UN negotiators, explaining basic negotiation concepts and offering insight into the complexities of the UN system. It also offers a playbook for cooperation for negotiators at any level, exploring the dynamics of relationships and alliances, the art of chairing a negotiation, and the importance of balancing the power asymmetries present in any multilateral discussion. The book proposes improvements to the UN negotiation process and looks at the impact of information technologies on negotiation dynamics; it also shares stories from women UN delegates, illustrating what it means to be a female negotiator at the UN. This book is an exploration of the power of the individual in any negotiation, and of the responsibility all negotiators have in wielding that power to speak for a better world. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, global governance, foreign policy, and International Relations, as well as practitioners and policymakers. ion, and of the responsibility all negotiators have in wielding that power to speak for a better world. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, global governance, foreign policy, and International Relations, as well as practitioners and policymakers.
Categories: International cooperation

Confronting Evil

Confronting Evil

Linda Fasulo, An Insider's Guide to the UN, 2nded. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 38. David M. Malone, “Security Council,” in Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws, The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (New York, ...

Author: James Waller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199300716

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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While it is true that genocide prevention is not what tends to land on the front pages of national newspapers today, it is what prevents the worst headlines from ever being made. Despite the post-Holocaust consensus that "Never Again" would the world allow civilians to be victims of genocide, the reality is closer to "Again and Again." As many as 170 million civilians across the world were victims of genocide and mass atrocity in the 20th century. Now that we have entered the 21st century, little light has been brought to that darkness as civilians still find themselves under brutal attack in South Sudan, Burma, Syria, the Central African Republic, Burundi, Iraq, and a score of other countries in the world beset by state fragility and extremist identity politics. Drawing on over two decades of primary research and scholarship from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide is grounded in the belief that preventing mass atrocity is an achievable goal, but only if we have the collective will to do so. This groundbreaking book from one of the foremost leaders in the field presents a fascinating continuum of research-informed strategies to prevent genocide from ever taking place; to prevent further atrocities once genocide is occurring; and to prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide. With remarkable insight, Dr. James Waller challenges each of us to accept our responsibilities as global citizens-in whichever role and place we find ourselves-and to think critically about one of the world's most pressing human rights issues in which there are no sidelines, only sides.
Categories: Psychology

Historical Dictionary of the United Nations

Historical Dictionary of the United Nations

The latest edition of Linda Fasulo's An Insider's Guide to the UN is a recent useful addition to the genre. More scholarly oriented readers may consult the invaluable Oxford Handbook on the United ...

Author: Jacques Fomerand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538109717

Category: Political Science

Page: 848

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United Nations contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries.
Categories: Political Science

The A to Z of the United Nations

The A to Z of the United Nations

Linda Fasulo's An Insider's Guide to the UN is a recent useful addition to the genre. More scholarly oriented readers may consult the valuable works of Thomas Weiss et al., The United Nations and Changing World Politics, and Lawrence ...

Author: Jacques Fomerand

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870207

Category: History

Page: 696

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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 A to Z 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, 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.
Categories: History

Dangerous Diplomacy

Dangerous Diplomacy

Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda Herman T. Salton. 2 Department of Political Affairs It was an unusual ... 10 Linda Fasulo, An Insider's Guide to the UN (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).

Author: Herman T. Salton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191053313

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Dangerous Diplomacy reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide. With the help of new sources, including the personal diaries and private papers of the late Sir Marrack Goulding—an Under-Secretary-General from 1988 to 1997 and the second highest-ranking UN official during the genocide—the book situates the Rwanda operation within the context of bureaucratic and power-political friction existing at UN Headquarters in the early 1990s. The book shows how this confrontation led to a lack of coordination between key UN departments on issues as diverse as reconnaissance, intelligence, and crisis management. Yet Dangerous Diplomacy goes beyond these institutional pathologies and identifies the conceptual origins of the Rwanda failure in the gray area that separates peacebuilding and peacekeeping. The difficulty of separating these two UN functions explains why six decades after the birth of the UN, it has still not been possible to demarcate the precise roles of some key UN departments.
Categories: Political Science

Earth 2020 An Insider s Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet

Earth 2020  An Insider   s Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet

This worldview was further articulated at Rio+20 (The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development), held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, twenty years after the original Earth Summit. One result of this 2012 meeting was the Kari-Oca ...

Author: Philippe Tortell

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783748488

Category: Nature

Page: 274

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Fifty years have passed since the first Earth Day, on 22 April 1970. This accessible, incisive and timely collection of essays brings together a diverse set of expert voices to examine how the Earth’s environment has changed over this past half century, and what lies in store for our planet over the coming fifty years. Earth 2020: An Insider’s Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet responds to a public increasingly concerned about the deterioration of Earth’s natural systems, offering readers a wealth of perspectives on our shared ecological past, and on the future trajectory of planet Earth. Written by world-leading thinkers on the front-lines of global change research and policy, this multi-disciplinary collection maintains a dual focus: some essays investigate specific facets of the physical Earth system, while others explore the social, legal and political dimensions shaping the human environmental footprint. In doing so, the essays collectively highlight the urgent need for collaboration across diverse domains of expertise in addressing one of the most significant challenges facing us today. Earth 2020 is essential reading for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of our planet, and the role of humanity in shaping this trajectory.
Categories: Nature

The Frontlines of Peace

The Frontlines of Peace

In The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but systematically flawed peace industry.

Author: Séverine Autesserre

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197530351

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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In The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but systematically flawed peace industry. The author sheds light on how typical aid interveners have been getting it wrong, and, more importantly, how a few of them have been getting it right. With real-life examples drawn from across the globe, Autesserre reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances, with the helpof the most unlikely heroes. She makes the compelling case that we must radically change our approach if we hope to build lasting peace around us--no matter where we live.
Categories: Political Science

Gospel Women at the United Nations

Gospel Women at the United Nations

“Religious NGOs at the United Nations: Reflections on initial research and outstanding questions. ... “The United Nations Human Rights Council: More of the Same. ... An Insiders' Guide to the UN. Newhaven, CT: Yale University Press, ...

Author: Margaret D. Scott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532665837

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This book offers a reflection on the development of the commitment of a group of Catholic Sisters to the poor and to social justice, from teaching poor children in a convent basement to being involved in public theology at the United Nations. After a brief discussion of the emergence and definitions of public theology and an analysis of the social teaching of the Catholic Church, it offers insights into the history and modus operandi of the United Nations and the network of NGOs, including faith-based RNGOs, that work closely with it on behalf of human rights and development. The interaction between these three protagonists forms the background for the story of a coalition of Catholic Sisters with NGO status at the United Nations whose determination is to be Gospel women, engaging in public theology in the public square. Finally, it offers some thoughts concerning future challenges and uncertainties facing the United Nations that will impact the Sisters and their commitment to the poor and the planet.
Categories: Religion

An Insider s Guide to Islam

An Insider s Guide to Islam

The U.S. and the UN continue to pass resolutions against many Muslim countries all the time. When these sanctions are not implemented, the U.S. government wants to implement them with the use of force. Whereas, several and similar ...

Author: Yushau Sodiq

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426925603

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Islam, the religion of total submission to God, is the belief of more than one fifth of all human beings and is the second largest religion in the world. Despite its large number of followers, little was known about it in America until after the tragic event of September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, the media portrayed Islam negatively after September 11th and distorted its true nature. Hence, some people do not want to hear anything about Islam while many others began to ask many questions about it. An Insider's Guide to Islam is a practical guide that explains Islam as understood and practiced by Muslims of diverse background. To Muslims, Islam is a way of life and a religion of peace which brings tranquility and harmony to their lives. Islam is a rich culture and a unique tradition which must be understood on its own merits. The author brings insight into what Islam means, how it is practiced and its relationship with other religions. He also analyzes the concept of Jihad, the role of women in Islam and the values that Islam cherishes. The development of Islam in America and the roles that Muslims play in the United States are also elaborated upon in this volume.
Categories: Religion

Backstage Wall Street An Insider s Guide to Knowing Who to Trust Who to Run From and How to Maximize Your Investments

Backstage Wall Street  An Insider   s Guide to Knowing Who to Trust  Who to Run From  and How to Maximize Your Investments

“MICHAEL SANTULI, EARRDN'S ElElLUMNIST BACKSTAGE WALL STREE AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TD KNUWING WHCI TEI TRUST, ... FOREWORD BY BARRY RITHBLTZ, AUTHOR OF BAILOUT NAT/UN BACKSTAGE WALL STREET An Insider's Guide to Knowing Who to. Front Cover.

Author: Joshua M. Brown

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071782333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Chances are you haven’t been making the best investing decisions. Why? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW WALL STREET WANTS IT Wall Street is very good at one thing: convincing you to act against your own interests. And there’s no one out there better equipped with the knowledge and moxie to explain how it all works than Josh Brown. A man The New York Times referred to as “the Merchant of Snark” and Barron’s called “pot-stirring and provocative,” Brown worked for 10 years in the industry, a time during which he learned some hard truths about how clients are routinely treated—and how their money is sent on a one-way trip to Wall Street’s coffers. Backstage Wall Street reveals the inner workings of the world’s biggest money machine and explains how a relatively small confederation of brilliant, sometimes ill-intentioned people fuel it, operate it, and repair it when necessary—none of which is for the good of the average investor. Offering a look that only a long-term insider could provide (and that only a “reformed” insider would want to provide), Brown describes: THE PEOPLE—Why retail brokers always profit—even if you don’t THE PRODUCTS—How funds, ETFs, and other products are invented as failsafe profit generators—for the inventors alone THE PITCH—The marketing schemes designed for one thing and one thing only: to separate you from your money It’s that bad . . . but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Brown gives you the knowledge you need to make the right decisions at the right time. Backstage Wall Street is about seeing reality for what it is and adjusting your actions accordingly. It’s about learning who and what to steer clear of at all times. And it’s about setting the stage for a bright financial future—your own way.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of Sustainability  3 volumes

Every year United Nations Day is celebrated on this day. References Fasulo, Linda. 2004. An Insiders Guide to the UN. New Haven, CT:Yale University Press. United Nations. 2004. Basic Facts about the United Nations.

Author: Robin Morris Collin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313352621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 819

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This three-volume encyclopedia explores the concept of sustainability in the contexts of the environment, economics, and justice. • Includes biological sketches of important leaders including Mohammad Yunnus, Wangari Maathai, and Karl Henrik RobËrt • Offers over 50 illustrations and drawings and a variety of helpful maps • Appendices of original documents not easily located otherwise • A guide to related topics opens each volume, allowing quick reference to entries by theme •A "Definitions and Contexts" section unique to each volume provides readers with a crash course in the often complex language of sustainability
Categories: Technology & Engineering

UN Chronicle

UN Chronicle

An Insider's Guide to the UN By Linda Fasulo New Haven and London : Yale University Press , 2004 245 pages , ISBN 0-300-10155-4 Reviewed by Horst Rutsch AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE LINDA FASULO Around the world of the United Nations in 26 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00909316G

Category: International organization

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Categories: International organization

Understanding Human Rights

Understanding Human Rights

4 Fasulo, Linda, An Insiders Guide to the UN (2nd edn) (2009) Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 76. 13 There are 15 specialized agencies that ECOSOC oversees, namely: 106 6. Human rights education and the Economic and Social ...

Author: Paula Gerber

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781006061

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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This book offers the first scholarly analysis of the United Nations' work in the field of human rights education (HRE) and examines why HRE is so important. Paula Gerber argues that international law can learn from the medical profession, which has long recognised that 'prevention is better than cure'. There is an urgent need for HRE to be recognised as one of the best ways of preventing future human rights abuses; it is, in essence, a prophylactic for human rights violations. The book explores the provenance of human rights education in international law before critiquing the UNs work in this area across numerous different organs, including treaty committees, the Human Rights Council, General Assembly and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The author identifies a number of deficiencies in the UNs HRE activities, and makes recommendations for how the UN can more effectively promote HRE and increase states compliance with their international HRE obligations. This book provides a unique and timely insight into the workings of the UN in this vital aspect of international human rights law. Understanding Human Rights will strongly appeal to UN Bureaucrats, civil servants, human rights academics, human rights institutions and NGOs.
Categories: Political Science