Basic Facts about the United Nations

Author:
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211008506
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This new updated edition of Basic Facts About the United Nations reflects the wide range of concerns and multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It chronicles the work of the Organization in such areas as peace, development, human rights, refugees, disarmament and international law. In describing the work of the UN system, this publication provides us with a blueprint of our concerns, problems and determined efforts to find solutions.

Basic Facts About the United Nations

Author: Kofi A. Annan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0756746515
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Political Science

An overview of the broad range of responsibilities, operations & objectives of the U.N. as it strives to engage current world problems, with the goal of helping the world's citizens to better understand their world organization. Includes: description of peacekeeping efforts; economic & social development (sustainable development, investment & transnational corporations, food & agriculture, youth, women, aging & disabled persons, international drug control); human rights; humanitarian assistance & assistance to refugees; decolonization; international law; & intergovernmental agencies related to the U.N. List of acronyms.

Basic Facts about the United Nations

Author:
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009367
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This new, updated edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations reflects the multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It chronicles the work of the Organization in such areas as peace, development, human rights, humanitarian assistance, disarmament and international law. In describing the work of the United Nations family of organizations, this book provides a comprehensive account of the many challenges before the international community, as well as the joint ongoing efforts to find solutions.

Basic Facts about the United Nations

Author:
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009367
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This new, updated edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations reflects the multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It chronicles the work of the Organization in such areas as peace, development, human rights, humanitarian assistance, disarmament and international law. In describing the work of the United Nations family of organizations, this book provides a comprehensive account of the many challenges before the international community, as well as the joint ongoing efforts to find solutions.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 9788379912131
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Reference

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Don t Even Think About It

Author: George Marshall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632861023
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Psychology

The director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network explores the psychological mechanism that enables people to ignore the dangers of climate change, using sidebars, cartoons and engaging stories from his years of research to reveal how humans are wired to primarily respond to visible threats.

The United Nations A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jussi M. Hanhim?ki
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190222727
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: History

After seven decades of existence has the UN become obsolete? Is it ripe for retirement? As Jussi Hanhim?ki proves in the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, the answer is no. In the second decade of the twenty-first century the UN remains an indispensable organization that continues to save lives and improve the world as its founders hoped. Since its original publication in 2008, this 2nd edition includes more recent examples of the UN Security Council in action and peacekeeping efforts while exploring its most recent successes and failures. After a brief history of the United Nations and its predecessor, the League of Nations, Hanhim?ki examines the UN's successes and failures as a guardian of international peace and security, as a promoter of human rights, as a protector of international law, and as an engineer of socio-economic development. This updated edition highlights what continues to make the UN a complicated organization today, and the ongoing challenges between its ambitions and capabilities. Hanhim?ki also provides a clear account of the UN and its various arms and organizations (such as UNESCO and UNICEF), and offers a critical overview of the UN Security Council's involvement in recent crises in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Libya, and Syria, and how likely it is to meet its overall goals in the future. Regardless of its obstacles, the UN is likely to survive for the foreseeable future. That alone makes trying to understand the UN in all its manifold - magnificent and frustrating - complexity a worthy task. With this much-needed updated introduction to the UN, Jussi Hanhim?ki engages the current debate over the organizations effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Insider s Guide to the UN

Author: Linda Fasulo
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300210729
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Political Science

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 of The 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

United Nations Today

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Public Information
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211011604
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

This updated edition of "Basic Facts about the United Nations" reflects the multitude of ways in which the United Nations touches the lives of people everywhere. It chronicles the work of the Organization in such areas as peace, development, human rights, humanitarian assistance, disarmament and international law. In describing the work of the United Nations family of organizations, this book provides a comprehensive account of the many challenges before the international community, as well as the joint ongoing efforts to find solutions.

The Half Has Never Been Told

Author: Edward E. Baptist
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465097685
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: History

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution—the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence. Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery's end—and created a culture that sustains America's deepest dreams of freedom.

The Pope and Mussolini

Author: David I. Kertzer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679645535
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Religion

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years. The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come. With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.

World Youth Report 2003

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302285
Release Date: 2004
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Young people make up almost one fifth of the world's population, with close to 85 per cent living in developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. This publication considers the parallel realities that govern the lives of young people throughout the world, exploring the opportunities, achievements and hopes that exist for some, as well as the lost potential, inequalities, vulnerabilities and discrimination that affects many youth. This review is based on the findings of a UN expert group meeting, held in Helsinki in October 2002. Issues discussed include: current trends and priorities for global youth policy, focusing on the ten priority areas highlighted in the 1995 World Programme of Action for Youth to the year 2000 and beyond; as well as five new issues of concern that have emerged since then, focusing on the impact on young people of globalisation; information and communication technologies (ICT); HIV/AIDS; armed conflict situations; demographic changes, family structures and intergenerational relations.

Wir die V lker die Rolle der Vereinten Nationen im 21 Jahrhundert ein neues Jahrhundert neue Herausforderungen

Author: Kofi Atta Annan
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211008441
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Photography

Reports on present and future achievements, goals, and challenges for the United Nations. Gives information and statistics on sustainable growth, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing deadly conflicts, and pursuing arms reductions. Looks at coping with climate change, preserving biodiversity, and building a new ethic of global stewardship, and discusses changes within the United Nations related to identifying strengths and making digital connections. Annan is Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Author: Thomas Piketty
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674979857
Release Date: 2017-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Where is the Wealth of Nations

Author:
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821363553
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Ahorro e inversión - Modelos econométricos

The book presents estimates of total wealth for nearly 120 countries, using economic theory to decompose the wealth of a nation into its component pieces: produced capital, natural resources and human resources. The wealth estimates provide a unique opportunity to look at economic management from a broader and comprehensive perspective. The book's basic tenet is that economic development can be conceived as a process of portfolio management, so that sustainability becomes an integral part of economic policy making. The rigorous analysis, presented in accessible format, tackles issues such as g.