An Insider's Guide to the UN

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Author: Linda M. Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300141971

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This completely revised edition of Linda Fasulo’s popular guide to the United Nations surveys the world body’s programs and activities, and covers key issues including human rights, climate change, counterterrorism, nuclear proliferation, peacekeeping, and UN reform. It also offers guidelines for setting up a Model UN. "No one knows the big picture and inner workings of the UN better than Linda Fasulo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in international affairs."--Tom Brokaw, NBC News "With fine journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations, shedding light on its mission, evolution, and controversies."--Christine C. Menefee, School Library Journal "The indispensable source on the United Nations for everyone from students to diplomats. I keep it handy on my desk."--Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

An Insider's Guide to the UN

Third Edition

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Author: Linda Fasulo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210728

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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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

The Winning Delegate

An Insider's Guide to Model United Nations

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Author: Kerem Turunç

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440144301

Category: Reference

Page: 188

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Written by a MUNer for MUNers, The Winning Delegate will get novice delegates started and will provide hints and tips for more experienced delegates to improve their skills. Additionally, a glossary of United Nations and Model United Nations-related terms and abbreviations will help you before and during the conference. A bonus appendix lists all member nations of the UN with admission dates and bloc membership information. - Publisher.

The Professional Identity of the Human Rights Field Officer

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Author: Mr George Ulrich,Professor Michael O'Flaherty

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496953

Category: Law

Page: 486

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The important and groundbreaking volume, The Professional Identity of the Human Rights Field Officer, completes the study of human rights field work begun in the earlier The Human Rights Field Operation: Law Theory and Practice (2007: Ashgate). Building on the critique of the field’s historical development and current situation featured in the earlier volume, O’Flaherty, Ulrich and their fellow contributors focus on the specific responsibilities of the individual human rights officer, and concentrate on vital issues of professionalism beyond the confines of any specific organization. Their expansion of the analysis in the case studies section of the first volume has resulted in an up to date global edition of significant academic interest to anyone within the field of human rights law.

Insider's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

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Author: Rick Kirschner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615156312

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A comprehensive communication and persuasion training for anyone wanting to use their influence to change the world. Ideal for parents, managers, business owners, community leaders, project managers, networkers, and advocates for change.

War Crimes and Human Rights

Essays on the Death Penalty, Justice, and Accountability

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Author: William Schabas

Publisher: Cameron May

ISBN: 1905017634

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 1158

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This is a collection of essays and articles on human rights law and international criminal law authored by William Schabas, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars and practitioners. Particular attention is given to such topics as the limitation and abolition of the death penalty, genocide and crimes against humanity, the establishment and operation of the International Criminal Court and the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, reservations to human rights treaties, and the implementation of international human rights norms in domestic law

Full Upright and Locked Position: The Insider's Guide to Air Travel

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Author: Mark Gerchick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089592

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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"Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight," our pilots still intone. But who are they kidding? Former FAA chief counsel and senior aviation policy official Mark Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001. With wry humor and unique insight, Gerchick takes us past the jargon, technicalities, and all-is-well platitudes to expose the new normal of air travel: from the packed planes and myriad hassles of everyday flying to the alchemy of air fares, the airlines’ endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage. We find out what pilots do in the cockpit, what’s really worth worrying about when it comes to airline safety, and why we get sick on planes. Meanwhile, Gerchick ponders the jarring disconnect between our quaint expectations of "service with a smile" and the grim reality of cramped seats, no-free-lunch, and "watch-yer-knees." With sympathy for both fliers and airlines, Gerchick shows how the new "business-all-business" airline industry has finally learned to make money, even in the face of crushing fuel costs, and get millions of travelers where they’re going every day safely and quickly. From his singular vantage point as former aviation regulator and policymaker, Gerchick gives us a straightforward insider’s view of how hard it is for government to improve the traveler’s lot by explaining the vagaries of consumer protection rules as well as the political realities and the economic forces at work. While Gerchick offers reasons to hope for a better future in air travel, he presents an unvarnished look at what we can expect—good and bad—when we take to the skies. Some of it will reassure you, some will make you cringe, but all will open your eyes to what it means to fly today.

From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda

Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

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Author: Felix Dodds,Jorge Laguna-Celis,Liz Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134751540

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for eradicating poverty, upholding human development and transforming economies. Written by practitioners and participants involved in the multilateral process of negotiations, this book presents a unique insider analysis of not only what happened and why, but also where the outcomes might impact in the future, particularly in the UN development agenda beyond 2015. The book throws light on the changing nature of multilateralism and questions frequent assumptions on how policy is defined within the UN. It shows that Rio+20 was more than an international meeting; it represented a culminating point of decades of successes and failures and a watershed moment for seminal concepts, ideas and partnerships including the Green Economy, zero tolerance on land degradation, the introduction of Sustainable Development Goals, the creation of national measurements of consumption, production and well-being that are intended to go beyond GDP, the introduction of national green accounting and the commitment of billions of dollars for sustainable development partnerships, including Sustainable Energy for All. The authors conclude by mapping out a new agenda for development in 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals framework is due to expire. An agenda that will restore faith in the UN and inspire a global response to the demographic, economic and environmental challenges that will define our future in the decades to come.