THE UNITED NATIONS
70 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
Welcome to United Nations 70th anniversary page!
United Nations Day on 24 October 2015 marks 70 years since the formation of the United Nations and we are delighted to showcase our collection of titles and resources that coincide with the anniversary.
The free resources include an extract from the first entry in The Statesman's Yearbook 1947 about the organisation and a special UN infographic.
We also have a large selection of titles offering an insight into the organisation, including The United Nations: History and core ideas, The United Nations and Terrorism and Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations.
Editor's HighlightsThe United NationsHistory and Core IdeasLaurence Peters
Most popular histories see the UN as a 20th century invention created in the shadow of the Second World War, but the roots of the international body can be traced back to much earlier sources. The UN is based on at least two large ethical beliefs, that peace is better than war and that all human beings have equal rights. Both beliefs are enshrined in its two founding documents, the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This book tells the story of how both documents came to be and explains why the UN today is interested not just in resolving conflicts but in shaping a more just world. It traces the way that a group of globally minded thinkers across the ages, often working in isolation and dismissed as utopian thinkers, reworked long traditions of ethical and religious thought to devise structures and norms that world leaders would embrace.
Published on the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding, this book makes clear that the UN represents a product of our complicated dialogue with world history.
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The Statesman’s Yearbook 2016 features biographical profiles of all current world leaders and comprehensive coverage of major international organizations, this title is essential for your reference collection. This volume also contains the most up-to-date facts, figures, and details on the United Nations’ leadership and membership, as well as information on other major world organisations such as the WHO.
The 152nd edition also includes a special feature by Barry Turner exploring the Suez crisis 60 years ago; plus a timeline of these dramatic events.