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Irrelevant or Indispensable? The United Nations in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN-10: 0889209170

ISBN-13: 9780889209176

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul Heinbecker, Patricia Goff

List price: $38.95
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Suffering from a divided membership, the United Nations is at a crossroads, unable to assure human or national security. The UN has been criticized as irrelevant by its most-and least-powerful members alike because it can't reach consensus on how to respond to twenty-first-century challenges of global terrorism, endemic poverty, and crimes against humanity.Secretary General Kofi Annan has proposed a package of sweeping reforms that would safeguard the rule of law, outlaw terrorism, protect the innocent from abusive governments, reduce poverty by half, safeguard human rights, and enlarge the Security Council. Intended to reinvigorate the institution and galvanize its members into action, his…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 210
Language: English

Paul Heinbecker is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations, Governance, and Policy, both located in Waterloo, Ontario. He was Canada’s ambassador to the UN from 2000 to 2003, where he supported creation of the International Criminal Court and advocated compromise on Iraq. He has also worked as chief foreign policy advisor to former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and as amb