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Author Trent, John.

Title A United Nations renaissance : what the UN is, and what it could be / John Trent, Laura Schnurr.

Publication Info. Opladen : Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (166 pages) : 7 illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Achieving the unthinkable -- The global governance deficit -- The United Nations' balance sheet -- Empowering youth -- Objectives of the primer -- ch. 1 Evolving International Organizations: the UN Past and Present -- Early international cooperation efforts -- The Concert of Europe -- A note on the creation of the League of Nations -- The League of Nations as an institution -- From the League of Nations to the United Nations -- Introducing the United Nations -- The principal organs of the United Nations -- The Security Council -- The General Assembly -- The Economic and Social Council -- Trusteeship Council -- The International Court of Justice -- The Secretariat -- Beyond the organs -- The Secretary-General -- UN budgets -- The UN System -- International financial institutions and other international actors -- ch. 2 Peace and Security: Fixing the Security Council -- The Security Council's functions and activities -- Security Council strengths
Note continued: Security Council weaknesses -- The UN's peace operations -- The Security Council and the future -- ch. 3 Social and Economic Development -- Understanding `development' -- The first 50 years -- Development in the early years -- Expanding development efforts -- The North-South divide -- Millennium Development Goals -- Tallying up the results -- Sustainable Development Goals -- A changed world -- More voices at the table -- Financing the goals -- Looking ahead -- Partnering in a new era of development cooperation -- Role for private sector -- Role for civil society -- Innovation and technology -- What role for the UN? -- Is the UN prepared? -- Streamlining the UN development system and `Delivering as One' -- Improving business practices -- Focusing on strengths and priorities -- ECOSOC reform -- Is reform possible? -- ch. 4 Promoting and Protecting Human Rights -- Human rights: one of the UN's great ideas that too many countries fail to respect
Note continued: The fundamental paradox -- International human rights law -- Contradictory interpretations -- The tremendous cost of violations -- The United Nations' Record in Upholding Human Rights -- From the Commission on Human Rights to the Human Rights Council -- The Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Dealing with the worst violations: the International Criminal Court and ad hoc tribunals -- Responsibility to Protect and human security -- Migration, refugees and the humanitarian response -- What next? -- Reforms: big and small -- Can change happen? -- ch. 5 Workable Global Institutions: How to Get from Here to There? -- What we have learnt about understanding world institutions -- Reviewing the literature on revamping the UN -- Nine popular proposals to transform the UN -- 1.A more legitimate Security Council -- 2.A more balanced and focused General Assembly -- 3.An Economic, Social and Environmental Council
Note continued: 4.A reconfigured Human Rights Council -- 5.Improved staffing and management practices -- 6.Autonomous emergency services for the UN -- 7.Financing the UN -- 8.Principles and criteria for the Responsibility to Protect -- 9.The dispersion and control of global power -- Sequencing reform proposals: where to start -- Four steps for how can we help bring about workable global institutions.
Subject United Nations.
United Nations. (OCoLC)fst00530351
LAW / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Trent, John. United Nations renaissance. Opladen : Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2018 9783847407119 (OCoLC)1017079095
ISBN 9783847408604 (electronic bk.)
3847408607 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9783847407119
AU@ 000062119325

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