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Encyclopedia of the United Nations / John Allphin Moore, Jr., Jerry Pubantz
Bib ID 660254
Format BookBook
Author
Moore, John Allphin, 1940-
 
Description New York : Facts On File, c2002 
xxvii, 484 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 0816044171
0816044171
Summary

"In 1945, the United Nations was created as a response to the sufferings caused by World War II. The goal of the organization, as stated in the Charter of the United Nations, was "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." That goal is as vital today as it was then. While other structures of the cold war era have disappeared or undergone major revisions, the UN has gained increasing importance as a collective security response to the challenges emerging in this new millennium.".

"In this new era of international politics, the United Nations has taken on numerous global issues, such as terrorism, economic dislocation, disintegrating states, human-rights violations, environmental degradation, and ethnic and religious hatred. The Encyclopedia of the United Nations is a comprehensive guide to the world body's institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs. Organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, this book places major world events - and the role that the United Nations has played in them - in context through concise references, longer explanatory essays, and detailed data on the UN."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 452-467) and index.

Subjects United Nations - Encyclopedias.  |  International relations - Encyclopedias.
Other authors/contributors Pubantz, Jerry, 1947-

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