A Year At The Helm Of The United Nations General Assembly

Author: Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479885924
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A Year At The Helm Of The United Nations General Assembly from the Author: Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. From September 2011 to September 2012, Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session of the “world’s parliament” – the United Nations General Assembly. It was a critical moment in international affairs as the UN responded to a range of global challenges, from the world financial crisis to the Arab Spring. In A Year at the Helm of the General Assembly, Al-Nasser presents a high-level look inside the organization, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and struggles. He recounts dramatic moments, such as replacing the Libyan delegation, and a tireless schedule of overseas travel, including joint visits with the Secretary-General to Libya and Somalia. His work takes him from major international summits such as the Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20) to the European Parliament, which he was the first General Assembly President to address, to academic institutions from Oxford to Moscow to Morocco. Al-Nasser structures the book as he did his 66th session, around four main themes or “pillars:” mediation, UN reform, natural disaster prevention and response, and sustainable development.He offers a wide range of recommendations to intergovernmental institutions, to states, to the public sector, and to individuals. Al-Nasser was determined to leave behind a General Assembly that the people of the world could look up to and depend on. This volume is a testament to all that he accomplished in that regard, and a unique resource for those interested in knowing more about the world’s most representative body at a crucial moment in history.

Conflict Resolution In The Twenty First Century

Author: Jacob Bercovitch
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472022180
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Conflict Resolution In The Twenty First Century from the Author: Jacob Bercovitch. In the past, arbitration, direct bargaining, the use of intermediaries, and deference to international institutions were relatively successful tools for managing interstate conflict. In the face of terrorism, intrastate wars, and the multitude of other threats in the post–Cold War era, however, the conflict resolution tool kit must include preventive diplomacy, humanitarian intervention, regional task-sharing, and truth commissions. Here, Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson, two internationally recognized experts, systematically examine each one of these conflict resolution tools and describe how it works and in what conflict situations it is most likely to be effective. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century is not only an essential introduction for students and scholars, it is a must-have guide for the men and women entrusted with creating stability and security in our changing world. Cover illustration © iStockphoto.com

Intelligent Systems And Decision Making For Risk Analysis And Crisis Response

Author: Chongfu Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203771478
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Intelligent Systems And Decision Making For Risk Analysis And Crisis Response from the Author: Chongfu Huang. In this present internet age, risk analysis and crisis response based on information will make up a digital world full of possibilities and improvements to people’s daily life and capabilities. These services will be supported by more intelligent systems and more effective decisionmaking. This book contains all the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, August 27-29, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. The theme was intelligent systems and decision making for risk analysis and crisis response. The risk issues in the papers cluster around the following topics: natural disasters, finance risks, food and feed safety, catastrophic accidents, critical infrastructure, global climate change, project management, supply chains, public health, threats to social safety, energy and environment. This volume will be of interest to all professionals and academics in the field of risk analysis, crisis response, intelligent systems and decision-making, as well as related fields of enquiry.

The United Nations Under Kurt Waldheim 1972 1981

Author: James Daniel Ryan
ISBN: 9780810837010
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The United Nations Under Kurt Waldheim 1972 1981 from the Author: James Daniel Ryan. Extraordinary in its detail, this year-by-year account chronicles the tenure of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim as he struggled to lead the United Nations through the veritable diplomatic minefield of the Vietnam conflict and officiated over an increasingly difficult peace between the superpowers. He became secretary-general in a time of great challenge, presiding over an organization beset by financial crisis and doubt and criticism of even its longtime supporters. Included in The United Nations under Kurt Waldheim are both a chronology of Waldheim's decade-long reign, cataloging international events of enduring importance, and a narrative overview that highlights Waldheim's strengths while making clear why his unprecedented bid for a third term at the UN's helm ended in failure.

Politics In The United Nations System

Author: Lawrence S. Finkelstein
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press
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Politics In The United Nations System from the Author: Lawrence S. Finkelstein. Politics in the United Nations reflects the predominant discord and occasional convergence among the members of the UN system as they view the international problems of our times through lenses of their geographic, historical, ideological, religious, and ethnic diversity. The contributors to this book describe how, since the United Nations was founded more than forty years ago, the UN system has changed to accommodate the varied interests of its members.