Basic Facts about the United Nations 2014

Author: United Nations
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 9211012791
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Political Science

A compact yet comprehensive handbook designed for the general public, Basic Facts about the United Nations sets forth the structure of the United Nations, how it works and the main issues it deals with in their importance for people everywhere. Along with explaining the role played by its principal organs and the family of UN organizations, individual chapters explore UN contributions to international peace and security; economic and social development; human rights; humanitarian action; international law; and decolonization. A series of appendices documents UN membership, peacekeeping operations, budget, and contact information for UN information centres, services and offices. This new edition of the work has been substantially revised to take account of many significant developments that have taken place in the world and in the United Nations itself since the last edition of the book (previously titled The UN Today) in 2008.

Basic Facts about the United Nations

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Public Information. News and Media Division
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009367
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

This is a new edition of this publication which describes the structure and activities of the United Nations and its organisations, and looks at its work under the headings of: international peace and security; economic and social development; human rights; humanitarian action; international law; and decolonisation. It also includes details of UN websites, UN member states, past and present peacekeeping operations and UN special observances, as well as giving contact details for UN information centres, services and offices. The data are current as of December 2003, unless otherwise stated.

The United Nations as a Knowledge System

Author: Nanette Svenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317354321
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Political Science

This book seeks to explore how the UN has generated, warehoused, disseminated, structured, packaged, expanded, transferred and leveraged its vast resources of accumulated information and experience throughout the decades and, particularly, since the start of the 21st century with the introduction of more connective information and communications technology. It examines the overarching objectives that have guided such activity and divides UN knowledge management into three distinct, but often overlapping and intertwining, categories: knowledge for social and organizational learning; knowledge for norm setting; and knowledge for creation of products and services. Svenson brings together these multiple aspects of UN knowledge management to present a holistic view of how the organization utilizes its global intelligence to educate, advocate and serve member countries’ development. Instead of looking at the UN as an international bureaucracy or as a peacekeeping, policymaking, humanitarian or development entity, this work studies the UN as a generator and purveyor of information, learning and experience in all of these areas. This book will be key reading for all students and scholars of international organizations.

Friedensordnungen in geschichtswissenschaftlicher und geschichtsdidaktischer Perspektive

Author: Peter Geiss
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783847006718
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Fiction

Wie wurde Frieden in verschiedenen Zeiten herbeigeführt? Wie versuchte man, Frieden zu sichern? Antworten mit Blick auf die Zeit vom 16. Jahrhundert bis nach dem Kalten Krieg geben die Beiträge dieses Bandes. Dabei beleuchten sie Probleme von hoher Gegenwartsrelevanz, so die Frage nach einem gewaltfreien Umgang mit religiöser Differenz, auf die die frühneuzeitliche Friedenspolitik beachtenswerte Antworten fand, oder die friedenspolitischen Herausforderungen, die sich aus dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker ergeben. Angeregt durch den nordrhein-westfälischen Oberstufenlehrplan für das Fach Geschichte wendet sich der Band an LehrerInnen, an die geschichtswissenschaftliche und geschichtsdidaktische Forschung sowie an eine breitere Leserschaft, die sich für die Historische Friedensforschung interessiert.

A United Nations Renaissance

Author: John Trent
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847408604
Release Date: 2017-12-04
Genre: Political Science

This short introduction to the United Nations analyzes the organization as itis today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. Combiningessential information about its history and workings with practical proposalsof how it can be strengthened, Trent and Schnurr examine what needs to bedone, and also how we can actually move toward the required reforms. Thisbook is written for a new generation of change-makers — a generation seekingbetter institutions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and that can actcollectively in the interest of all.

The Politics of Trade and Tobacco Control

Author: H. Jarman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137384164
Release Date: 2014-12-22
Genre: Political Science

This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.

David South Consulting Projects and Impact 1997 to 2014

Author: David South, Senior Partner
Publisher: DSConsulting
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

David South Consulting is an international development media and consulting service. Designing human development and health. Editor and writer of Southern Innovator. Website:

Wenn M nner mir die Welt erkl ren

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455003482
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Social Science

»Das beste Buch des Jahres.« Lena Dunham Rebecca Solnit ist eine der wichtigsten feministischen Denkerinnen unserer Zeit. Ihr Essay Wenn Männer mir die Welt erklären hat weltweit für Furore gesorgt: Scharfsinnig analysiert Solnit männliche Arroganz, die die Kommunikation zwischen Männern und Frauen erschwert. Voller Biss, Komik und stilistischer Eleganz widmet sie sich in ihren Essays dem augenblicklichen Zustand der Geschlechterverhältnisse. Ein Mann, der mit seinem Wissen prahlt, in der Annahme, dass seine Gesprächspartnerin ohnehin keine Ahnung hat - jede Frau hat diese Situation schon einmal erlebt. Rebecca Solnit untersucht dieses Phänomen und weitere Mechanismen von Sexismus. Sie deckt Missstände auf, die meist gar nicht als solche erkannt werden, weil Übergriffe auf Frauen akzeptiert sind, als normal gelten. Dabei befasst sich die Autorin mit der Kernfamilie als Institution genauso wie mit Gewalt gegen Frauen, französischen Sex-Skandalen, Virginia Woolf oder postkolonialen Machtverhältnissen. Leidenschaftlich, präzise und mit einem radikal neuen Blick zeigt Rebecca Solnit auf, was längst noch nicht selbstverständlich ist: Für die Gleichberechtigung von Frauen und Männern gilt es, die Stimme zu erheben.

International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus

Author: R. A. DeFronzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118387672
Release Date: 2015-03-11
Genre: Medical

The International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus has been a successful, well-respected medical textbook for almost 20 years, over 3 editions. Encyclopaedic and international in scope, the textbook covers all aspects of diabetes ensuring a truly multidisciplinary and global approach. Sections covered include epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, management and complications of diabetes and public health issues worldwide. It incorporates a vast amount of new data regarding the scientific understanding and clinical management of this disease, with each new edition always reflecting the substantial advances in the field. Whereas other diabetes textbooks are primarily clinical with less focus on the basic science behind diabetes, ITDM's primary philosophy has always been to comprehensively cover the basic science of metabolism, linking this closely to the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the disease. Edited by four world-famous diabetes specialists, the book is divided into 13 sections, each section edited by a section editor of major international prominence. As well as covering all aspects of diabetes, from epidemiology and pathophysiology to the management of the condition and the complications that arise, this fourth edition also includes two new sections on NAFLD, NASH and non-traditional associations with diabetes, and clinical trial evidence in diabetes. This fourth edition of an internationally recognised textbook will once again provide all those involved in diabetes research and development, as well as diabetes specialists with the most comprehensive scientific reference book on diabetes available.

101 Interesting Facts on Bodyguards and Bodyguarding

Author: Robin Barratt
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781910295380
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Social Science

Do you know what is involved in the role of a bodyguard? Could you have what it takes to protect the rich and famous? Would you like to learn more about the people who watch over high-profile individuals and celebrities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are sure to enjoy 101 Interesting Facts about Bodyguards and Bodyguarding. Did you know that in the UK bodyguards require a Security Industry Authority (SIA) license to work as a Close Protection Officer? Were you aware that hundreds of bodyguards are killed in the line of duty every year but only a small number of these deaths are reported, or that more than one famous person, including a Princess, has married their bodyguard? These are just some of the facts inside this fascinating new book. Assassination attempts, attacks on celebrities, bodyguarding in other countries, Royal bodyguards, the origins and traditions of bodyguarding and all the facts and figures associated with the profession can all be found inside this book. This is a must-have for anyone with an interest bodyguards and the people they protect.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695961
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Schneewittchen Und Die Vielen Zwerge

Author: Georg Erwin Thaller
Publisher: Geschichten Aus Dem Liebeslebe
ISBN: 1720262829
Release Date: 2018-09-12
Genre: Fiction

Chuck und seine Truppe finden in einem Anwesen im Norden des Staates New York nach langer Suche die Leiche von Velma Thornton. Das Model ist vor vielen Jahren auf Long Island bei der Party eines Kunden ihrer Agentur ermordet worden. Die Leiche liegt in einer Gruft, ist nackt, mumifiziert und bemerkenswert gut erhalten. Das Problem f

The United Nations and the Global Ebola Response The UN emergency health mission UNMEER

Author: Salome Fischer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668076396
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Political Science

Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International Organisations, grade: no grade yet, University of Aarhus, course: International Studies, language: English, abstract: The unprecedented scope and implications of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has confronted the international community with challenges in responding to the crisis. On 19 September 2014, the first-ever UN emergency health mission, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), was established. UNMEER was set up as a temporary mission to bring together UN agencies and capabilities in the response, and closely collaborate with governments, NGOs, Member States and other relevant actors, with the main strategic objective to stop the Ebola outbreak. This thesis investigates the effects of UNMEER on the global Ebola response as a whole and assesses whether the establishment of the mission was the right decision to make from the UN side in response to the outbreak. In this regard, the context in which UNMEER was established is scrutinized by examining the challenges faced in the outbreak and how these were approached by the international community. The analysis is predominantly based on qualitative primary data collected through individual semi-structured interviews with respondents who are or have been directly involved in the Ebola response, as well as on secondary data. Findings show that UNMEER had a positive impact on the response in various respects. The exceptional decision from the UN side to establish the first-ever emergency health mission increased worldwide awareness of the outbreak and catalysed a high-level political and financial international engagement in the response. Furthermore, there seems to be a positive attitude towards UNMEER’s role in bringing together UN agencies under a single structure in the response as well as the logistics support provided by UNMEER to UN agencies and other partners working in the response. However, due to a lack of presence and a limited number of staff in the affected countries, effective collaboration with organizations involved on the ground did not sufficiently materialize. Findings indicate that overall, responders were not satisfied with UNMEER’s impact on the ground. This seems to be rooted in i.a. a significant gap between responders’ expectations and perceptions of UNMEER, due to lack of clear information from UNMEER’s side on what exactly could be expected of the mission.Drawing on research findings and lessons learned from the outbreak, instead, existing resources and systems under the UN Office for the Coordination of of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) should have been reinforced.

The Emergence and Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

Author: Pavel Pylypcuk
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668555983
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Political Science

Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: This essay will deal with the ongoing violent conflict in Syria, generally known as the Syrian Civil War. Being one of the most discussed and impactful conflicts of the last decade or so, the Syrian Civil War is undoubtedly worthy of an analysis from the perspective of the field of International Studies. The conflict in Syria, which has marked its fifth anniversary in March 2016, has quickly become a global political battleground for two superpowers, Russia and the United States. The involvement of the two world leaders in the conflict has also brought high level of coverage of the conflict, both in scholarly and popular literature. The global importance of this conflict and the amount of material on the topic have both given more than enough reason for the Syrian Civil War to be selected as the primary focus of the essay. Furthermore, the essay will specifically focus on two main issues: first, it will focus on the emergence of the conflict and the key actors involved in it, and second, the essay will try to describe some of the major (and often devastating)effects the conflict has had on both the country of Syria and its neighboring countries, including the continent of Europe.