The United Nations: Reality and Ideal, 4th Edition
This text examines the structure, operation and history of the United Nations. It explains the historical roots of the UN system, its legal and organizational structures, and what the organization and its partners do in relation to major global events and issues. This revised and updated edition gives extended attention to peace-maintenance, human rights and economic and
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published August 1984)
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A little dry (perhaps unsurprisingly), but overall a clear, concise guide to the UN that covers both the basic structure of the organization as well as its main concerns and activities, and some of the areas of controversy that have accompanied those.