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Paper) 1. United Nations—Popular works. I. identify. JZ4984. 6. F37 2003 341. 23—dc21 2003010668 a listing list for this ebook is obtainable from the British Library. The paper during this e-book meets the information for permanence and sturdiness of the Committee on creation guidance for booklet durability of the Council on Library assets. 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 For my son, Alex, my husband, Rob, and my mom, Mary CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Prologue xi Abbreviations xv 1 an summary 1 2 UN Founding records 14 three The Secretary basic and the Secretariat 17 four the yankee Ambassadors 33 five the protection Council 39 6 Peace Operations fifty two 7 the final meeting sixty eight eight Coordinating to struggle overseas Terrorism seventy nine nine The UN Village ninety 10 Rights as opposed to Sovereignty: the U.S. and the foreign felony courtroom a hundred eleven the decision for Reform one zero five viii contents 12 UN funds 114 thirteen A travel of UN Headquarters a hundred twenty five 14 The Coup opposed to Boutros-Ghali 134 15 UN Advocates, Donors, and associates 139 sixteen preserving Tabs on How international locations Vote one hundred forty five 17 creating a profession on the UN 148 18 ECOSOC 153 19 companies, courses, and Commissions 158 20 Rule of legislations and Human Rights 161 21 Social and fiscal improvement 168 22 preserving the Biosphere and Its population 178 23 UN to the Rescue 183 24 Nuclear, organic, and Chemical Threats 188 25 Guiding Globalization: How the UN is helping Make issues paintings 191 26 Drug Tra≈cking 197 end 203 Appendixes Appendix A: club of imperative United countries Organs in 2002 205 Appendix B: common statement of Human Rights 208 Appendix C: UN Member States 215 Appendix D: the way to arrange a version UN assembly 221 resources 229 additional interpreting 231 Index 237 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This publication shouldn't have been attainable with no the encouragement, suggestion, and help of many folks. To the entire diplomats, UN o≈cials, analysts, and observers whom i've got interviewed, I exhibit my thank you for his or her curiosity during this venture. This in particular contains Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, David Malone, Mark Malloch Brown, Ambassador John Negroponte, Shepard Forman, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Ambassador Danilo Turk, Secretary of nation Madeleine Albright, Michael Sheehan, and Shashi Tharoor, who all graciously shared their designated and worthy own insights. for his or her beneficiant ﬁnancial aid, I’m very thankful to the UN beginning and the higher international crusade, specifically Melinda Kimble and Phyllis Cuttino. I additionally thank the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, speciﬁcally its president Stephen Heintz, for aiding to fund the undertaking. moreover, I thank the area A√airs Council of Philadelphia, specially its president, Buntzie Ellis Churchill, and Claudia McBride and Margaret Lonzetta for his or her enthusiastic sponsorship. hot thank you visit Kirsten Plonner, my researcher, for her committed daily paintings in seeing this publication to crowning glory, and to longtime good friend and colleague invoice Zeisel of QED affiliates for his discerning ix x acknowledgments eye within the coaching of the manuscript.