A Global Agenda: Issues Before the United Nations 2010-2011 by Jeffrey Laurenti,Karen Freeman,Barbara Crossette,David E.

By Jeffrey Laurenti,Karen Freeman,Barbara Crossette,David E. Birenbaum,Robert Finn,James Cockayne,Jacques Fomerand,Irwin Arieff,Sir Brian Urquhart

The United countries organization of the united states (UNA-USA) is happy to announce the booklet of the 2010-2011 version of its hugely revered “A international time table: concerns earlier than the United Nations.” This newest addition to the worldwide time table sequence gains well timed new content material because the 2009 version, together with the most recent advancements within the quest for a world contract on weather switch, the worldwide debate over even if overseas reduction works and a close review of ways good the recent Human Rights Council is operating. The 2010 variation additionally appears at worldwide instability, the colossal progress in peacekeeping, the regular evolution of the foreign legal court docket and lagging efforts at UN reform.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says: "'A international schedule' is vital analyzing for diplomats, students, scholars and an individual looking in-depth info and specialist research at the United countries and the demanding situations of our instances. this can be a useful reference software on how the United countries engages all over the world and around the agenda."

The authors of “A worldwide time table” learn like a who’s who of coverage specialists, diplomats, lecturers and newshounds. Jean-Marie Guéhenno, who examines the UN reaction to the altering nature of worldwide clash, was once the UN's peacekeeping leader until eventually 2008 and led the biggest growth of peacekeeping in UN historical past. Jayantha Dhanapala, the UN less than secretary-general for disarmament affairs from 1998 to 2003, lays out multilateral methods to taming a number of the most sensible reasons of foreign lack of confidence. Robert P. Finn, who served because the first US ambassador to Afghanistan in additional than twenty years after the rustic was once invaded over the Sept. eleven assaults, assesses the profits -- and setbacks -- within the sector for the reason that 2001. Barbara Crossette, UN bureau leader for the recent York occasions from 1994 to 2001, appears to be like at UN girls, the recent women's business enterprise. James Cockayne, of the heart on worldwide Counterterrorism Cooperation, evaluates the UN counterterrorism position. Sir Brian Urquhart, whose foreword demands mammoth alterations on the UN, helped pull jointly the association after global warfare II. The Century Foundation's Jeffrey Laurenti probes the evolving dating among the UN and President Obama. And Huffington Post's Evelyn Leopold profiles Susan E. Rice, Washington's best diplomat on the UN.

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