By Linda Fasulo
During this third edition, fashionable information correspondent Linda Fasulo updates and revises her energetic, finished, and authoritative consultant to the United international locations, together with candid insights from US and UN diplomats and officers in addition to specialists. Fasulo’s renowned booklet rigorously describes the UN approach whereas masking matters as assorted as terrorism, peacekeeping, weather swap, R2P (responsibility to protect), and sustainable development.
“Linda Fasulo’s ebook turns into the imperative resource at the United international locations for everybody from scholars to diplomats. I maintain it convenient on my desk.”— Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy institution of presidency, Harvard University
“No one is familiar with the large photo and internal workings of the UN higher than Linda Fasulo. This booklet is a must-read for an individual drawn to foreign affairs.”— Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative travel of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, background, personalities, and most important matters. My scholars locate it beautifully equips them with a superb realizing of the UN.”— John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University
“Fasulo brings to the fore the problems and controversies that encompass today’s United Nations.”— Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., nationwide version United Nations
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Extra resources for An Insider's Guide to the UN (3rd Edition)
Forget that you can’t change the world in a day, but you have to know that this is the world as it is, and don’t forget the way the world should be. If I do, then I’m not doing my job. ” —Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the UN keeping with the letter and spirit of the Charter, which aimed to create an international civil service, member states agree not to exert improper inﬂuence on the Secretariat’s staff, and the staff, in turn, take an oath that they will be responsible solely to the United Nations and will not seek or take direction from any other authority.
The secretary-general asked me to help out, to alleviate his burden because he has so much on his plate,” says Eliasson, who relishes his work and routinely works long hours. “The leadership team meet every day when they are in town, they are in constant contact. ” Eliasson’s special concerns are the political section, which contains peacekeeping and political issues, human rights, and development. “These are my areas. I am not operational from the point of view that I micro-manage the department, but I am overseeing it and I try to live up to the formula that I myself had the honor of formulating: that there’s no peace without development and no development without peace.
13 Committed to the UN’s Values “We [the United States] are vigorous supporters of the indispensable work that the UN does in combating poverty and assisting development, fighting malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, promoting human rights, and advancing the status of women and a whole host of other areas. We are also strongly committed to the UN’s core mission of preserving international stability and peace. ” —Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN Another UN insider, speaking from a very different background, agrees with Holbrooke’s assessment.
An Insider's Guide to the UN (3rd Edition) by Linda Fasulo