United Nations Today

ISBN-10: 9211011604

ISBN-13: 9789211011609

Edition: 2008

Authors: United Nations

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List price: $10.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Publication date: 8/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

United Nations websites
List of acronyms
Foreword
The United Nations Organization
United Nations Charter
Purposes and principles
Membership
Official languages
Structure of the Organization
General Assembly
Security Council
Economic and Social Council
Trusteeship Council
International Court of Justice
Secretariat
Secretary-General
Budget of the United Nations
The United Nations family of organizations
United Nations Secretariat
Regional commissions
International tribunals
United Nations programmes and other bodies
Specialized agencies and other organizations
International Peace and Security
The Security Council
The General Assembly
Conflict prevention
Peacemaking
Peacekeeping
Enforcement
Sanctions
Authorizing military action
Peacebuilding
Electoral assistance
Building peace through development
United Nations action for peace
Africa
Southern Africa
Great Lakes region of Africa
West Africa
East Africa
The Americas
Asia and the Pacific
The Middle East
Afghanistan
Iraq
India-Pakistan
Tajikistan
Cambodia
Myanmar
Nepal
Bougainville / Papua New Guinea
Timor-Leste
Europe
Cyprus
Georgia
The Balkans
Disarmament
Disarmament machinery
Weapons of mass destruction
Conventional weapons, confidence-building and transparency
Peaceful uses of outer space
Latest developments
Economic and Social Development
Coordinating development activities
Economic development
Official development assistance
Promoting development worldwide
Lending for development
Lending for stability
Investment and development
Trade and development
Agricultural development
Industrial development
Labour
International aviation
International shipping
Telecommunications
International postal service
Intellectual property
Global statistics
Public administration
Science and technology for development
Social development
Progress in attaining the Millennium Development Goals
Reducing poverty
Fighting hunger
Health
Human settlements
Education
Research and training
Population and development
Gender equality and empowerment of women
Promoting the rights of the child
Social integration
Families
Youth
Older persons
Indigenous issues
Persons with disabilities
Uncivil society: crime, illicit drugs and terrorism
Science, culture and communication
Sustainable development
Agenda 21
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Financing sustainable development
Action for the environment
Climate change and global warming
Small islands
Sustainable forest management
Desertification
Biodiversity, pollution and overfishing
Protecting the marine environment
Weather, climate and water
Natural resources and energy
Nuclear safety
Human Rights
Human rights instruments
International Bill of Human Rights
Economic, social and cultural rights
Civil and political rights
Other conventions
Other standards
Human rights machinery
Human Rights Council
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Promoting and protecting human rights
The right to development
The right to food
The rights of labour
The struggle against discrimination
Apartheid
Racism
The rights of women
The rights of children
The rights of minorities
Indigenous peoples
Persons with disabilities
Migrant workers
Administration of justice
Future priorities
Humanitarian Action
Coordinating humanitarian action
Providing assistance and protection
International protection and assistance to refugees
Palestine refugees
International Law
Judicial settlement of disputes
Development and codification of international law
International trade law
Environmental law
Law of the sea
International humanitarian law
International tribunals
International terrorism
Other legal questions
Decolonization
International trusteeship system
Non-Self-Governing Territories
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Namibia
Timor-Leste
Western Sahara
Appendices
United Nations member states
Growth in United Nations membership, 1945-2006
Peacekeeping operations, past and present
Decolonization
Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories independent since 1960
Dependent Territories that have become integrated or associated with independent states since 1960
Trust Territories that have achieved self-determination
Budget of the United Nations
United Nations special observances
United Nations information centres, services and offices
For further reading
Index
Boxe
Amendments to the United Nations Charter
Previous Secretaries-General
2005 World Summit Outcome
The United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize
A World of Support for the United Nations
Reform and revitalization: peacekeeping and disarmament
The new peacebuilding architecture
The responsibility to protect
Who commands peacekeeping operations
United Nations peacekeeping operations
United Nations Political and peacebuilding missions
An interim administrator
Africa: a United Nations priority (peace and security)
UNAMID: the UN's first hybrid peacekeeping mission
Oil for food: fact and fiction
Multilateral disarmament and arms regulation agreements
Bilateral agreements
The fight against landmines
UNISPACE conferences
Making globalization work for all
The United Nations competitive advantage
International Conference on Financing for Development
Africa: a United Nations priority (economic and social)
Foreign direct investment and development
Promoting equitable trade
Major world conferences since 1990
World Summit for Social Development
Millennium Declaration targets
On the verge of a polio-free world
Malaria and tuberculosis
The UN combats HIV/AIDS
World conferences on women
A World Fit for Children
An Alliance of Civilizations
Sustainable development summits
Changing human behaviour
Synthesis report on climate change
Defining universal rights
The United Nations Democracy Fund
Special rapporteurs and working groups
World Conference on Human Rights
Technical cooperation programme
The Indian Ocean Earthquake-Tsunami of December 2004
Coordinating emergency relief
Protecting children in war
Protecting UN staff and humanitarian workers
Refugees in their own country
People in flight
The International Criminal Court
Territories to which the Declaration on decolonization continues to apply
Charts and maps
Principal Offices of the United Nations
The United Nations system
United Nations peacekeeping operations
Political and peacebuilding missions
Foreign investment inflows to developing countries, 1990-2006
Total primary energy supply by source, 2002
Women's participation in national parliaments across regions
Pulling together for tsunami aid and recovery
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