The United Nations' Top Job

A Close Look at the Work of Eight Secretaries General

Author: Lucia Mouat

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484806197

Category: Political Science

Page: 519

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Despite limited legal power, the job of the United Nations secretary-general has evolved into that of an often-effective global leader and mediator. When the Security Council is blocked - and sometimes even when it isn't - the UN's top official has played a key role in resolving international disputes. This book looks at the varied ways that the eight secretaries-general -- from risk-takers to cautious conservatives - have used their position to pursue the common goal of a more peaceful world.

The UN Secretary-General and the Security Council

A Dynamic Relationship

Author: Manuel Fröhlich,Abiodun Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191065730

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The United Nations Secretary-General and the United Nations Security Council spend significant amounts of time on their relationship with each other. They rely on each other for such important activities as peacekeeping, international mediation, and the formulation and application of normative standards in defense of international peace and security - in other words the executive aspects of the UN's work. The UN Secretary-General and the Security Council fills an important lacuna in the scholarship on the UN system. Although there exists today an impressive body of literature on the development and significance of the Secretariat and the Security Council as separate organs, an important gap remains in our understanding of the interactions between them. Bringing together some of the most prominent authorities on the subject, this volume is the first book-length treatment of this topic. It studies the UN from an innovative angle, creating new insights on the (autonomous) policy-making of international organizations, and adds to our understanding of the dynamics of intra-organizational relationships. Within the book, the contributors examine how each Secretary-General interacted with the Security Council, touching upon such issues as the role of personality, the formal and informal infrastructure of the relationship, the selection and appointment processes, as well as the Secretary-General's threefold role as a crisis manager, administrative manager, and manager of ideas.

A New International Legal Order

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Xiamen Academy of International Law

Author: Chia-Jui Cheng

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004328548

Category: Law

Page: 350

View: 811


This book deals with a new international legal order in the use of force, self-determination, environmental law in practice, the new law-making role of international organizations, international economic law, air and space law, as well as humanitarian law.


Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 5427


Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Legislation

Page: N.A

View: 7192


Hearings on Youth Incentive Employment Act

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 5017 ... and H.R. 5814 ... Hearings Held in Washington, DC, on May 1, 3, and 22, Chicago, IL, on August 13, 1984

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

Page: 431

View: 6291