An Insider's Guide to the UN by Linda Fasulo

By Linda Fasulo

The United countries more and more reveals itself on the centre of worldwide occasions in an age of speedy globalization. it's as a result significant that we comprehend its constitution and services. during this quantity, information correspondent Lina Fasulo on the UN offers an creation to its actions and objectives. She attracts on her personal observations in addition to at the insights of alternative people who were energetic within the UN, together with US ambassadors Richard Holbrooke, Madeleine Albright and John Negroponte. She explains how the UN got here into lifestyles, what governing rules advisor its operation and what it truly is prefer to be a player. She describes the association, tasks and sometimes stressful politics of the safety Council. Surveying the various humanitarian, crime-fighting and peacekeeping programmes of the UN, Fasulo concludes that there are vital purposes for americans to provide the United countries their support.

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Article 100 1. In the performance of their duties the Secretary General and the sta√ shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization. They shall refrain from any action which might reflect on their position as international o≈cials responsible only to the Organization. 2. Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary General and the sta√ and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

He has written many papers, articles, and books on international a√airs, development, and public policy. overview 13 What’s in It for Me? Putting aside international diplomacy, why should Americans care about the UN? Pressed to identify a specific UN-related item or service they have encountered recently, they might mention UNICEF holiday cards. But is that all? The UN sets standards that a√ect us every day. ’’ What It Means to You ‘‘I’m struck by how relevant the work that I’ve had to do at the UN has been to the US national security and foreign policy agenda.

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