By Linda Fasulo
“Linda Fasulo’s e-book becomes the crucial resource at the United international locations for everybody from scholars to diplomats. I maintain it convenient on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy college of presidency, Harvard University
“No one is aware the large photo and internal workings of the UN greater than Linda Fasulo. This ebook is a must-read for someone drawn to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative journey of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, heritage, personalities, and most important matters. My scholars locate it fantastically equips them with a high-quality figuring out 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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UN photo. of human dignity, it is unique both in its breadth and in its success as an international standard by which to identify the basic rights that every person should enjoy. Most human rights law, and many national constitutions, reﬂect its provisions. It is an inspiration to people seeking freedom and to organizations that seek to advance the cause of freedom and justice. Unlike the Charter, the Universal Declaration is not a treaty and its provisions therefore are not law, but it has been largely incorporated into two international treaties that came into effect in 1976 and have been accepted by most member states: the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Negroponte was sworn in as United States Representative to the United Nations on September 18, 2001, only one week after 9/11, when the UN was consumed with trying to respond constructively in the emerging international alliance against terrorism. ‘‘I arrived here the 19th of September,’’ he noted in a recent interview, ‘‘and my experience has been very much shaped by the events of September 11th and our response to that. ’’ Negroponte’s ﬁrst months gave new meaning to the concept of onthe-job-training.
Trained in anthropology and economic development, he was a faculty member at several major US universities before joining the Ford Foundation. He has written many papers, articles, and books on international a√airs, development, and public policy. overview 13 What’s in It for Me? Putting aside international diplomacy, why should Americans care about the UN? Pressed to identify a speciﬁc UN-related item or service they have encountered recently, they might mention UNICEF holiday cards. But is that all?
An Insider's Guide to the UN by Linda Fasulo