By Linda Fasulo
“Linda Fasulo’s ebook becomes the quintessential resource at the United international locations for everybody from scholars to diplomats. I retain it convenient on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy college of presidency, Harvard University
“No one understands the large photo and internal workings of the UN larger than Linda Fasulo. This publication is a must-read for a person drawn to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative travel of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, background, personalities, and most important concerns. My scholars locate it beautifully equips them with a pretty good realizing 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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Accordingly, Javier Perez de Cuellar, from South America, served two terms and was followed by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, from Africa, who served only one term. Koﬁ Annan succeeded him with the understanding that he would serve only one term. In fact, Annan will have served two terms, so Africa has contributed more than its ‘‘share’’ to the ranks of UN 32 secretary general and secretariat leaders. Because Europe has produced several Secretaries General, ending with Kurt Waldheim, the post ought to go next to Asia (which, in the UN system, includes the Arab states of the Middle East).
What It Means to You ‘‘I’m struck by how relevant the work that I’ve had to do at the UN has been to the US national security and foreign policy agenda. Part of our debate here in the US has always turned around the issue of what does the UN mean to me? My answer to any American today is it means as much as national security and foreign policy should mean to you. ’’ —John Negroponte, US Ambassador to the UN CHAPTER 2 UN Founding Documents Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
It is hard to ﬁnd anyone who can mount a serious criticism of Annan’s performance as Secretary General. Mark Malloch Brown praises his unusual combination of tact and ﬁrmness. ’’ In addition, says Malloch Brown, Annan has made his o≈ce important internationally by being helpful to heads of government and other leaders. ] Secretary General Koﬁ Annan accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 2001, in Oslo, Norway. UN/DPI photo by Sergey Bermeniev. secretary general and secretariat 29 Blame It on the Politicians ‘‘An awful lot of us did graduate school in the US.