The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations

The No Nonsense Guide to the United Nations In the first book to distill the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes failings and cu

  • Title: The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations
  • Author: Maggie Black
  • ISBN: 9781904456889
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the first book to distill the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume, Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings, and current limitations The book includes the creation of the UN and its early history, how it is structured, and whether it is well constituted in its functions Black also considIn the first book to distill the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume, Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings, and current limitations The book includes the creation of the UN and its early history, how it is structured, and whether it is well constituted in its functions Black also considers possibilities for reform to make it democratic, effective, and fit for its purpose.Maggie Black has written books for Oxford University Press, UNICEF, and Oxfam and articles for The Economist and BBC World Service She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF and Anti Slavery International.

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    1. I have always had to speculate over the magnitude of influence the United Nations framework had on shaping global issues. There is a thick layer of skepticism accompanying the actions of many UN organs. If you've been in a similar situation, Maggie Black can definitely iron out some of the wrinkles for you. In it's brevity, this no-nonsense guide successfully ties together the history of the UN, the UN structure and mechanisms, its relationship with major global actors (including the Bretton Woo [...]

    2. The entire history of the UN in one compact book. Yet again the No Nonsense Guides have been able to elucidate a complex issue - or in this case a complex organisation - with minimum fuss and no wasted words.

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