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Basic Facts about the United Nations

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Examine the work of the UN and its specialized agencies in the areas of international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian and refugee assistance, decolonization and international law.
Paperback, 359 pages
Published October 24th 2004 by United Nations (first published 1990)
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Anastasia Arabkina
Apr 28, 2016 Anastasia Arabkina rated it liked it
It's a good issue to read if you are studding for an international affairs/politics/history exam. Has a short and good descriptions of the basic principles and rules of the UN which is important when you do no not have so much time to sacrifice it for reading process. I used this manual as a basis of a course projects when I was a 4year student and it really helped me even more than an official United Nations web site.
John Borthwick
There is some interesting stuff here but this is much more of a reference book than anything else. But good overview and hands-on book to have when you want to look up some basic definitions, departments, and facts.
Nargiz
Dec 07, 2013 Nargiz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Basic facts of the UN” gives quite a broad picture of the activities of the UN in the world. It is very hard to read or remember something from this book. I was literally struggling while reading it page by page…It feels like a page never ends. It is not for reading purpose, but more for finding something that you are interested.
Vanna
Oct 18, 2007 Vanna rated it really liked it
The book provides a basic introduction to the works of UN in dealing with comtemporay issues. The book outlines the functions and responsiblity of each council and committees of the UN. It is a good reference for those who want to work with the UN!
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The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in i
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