Historical Dictionary of the United Nations, 1st Edition

  • Jacques Fomerand
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  • ISBN-10: 0810864576
  • ISBN-13: 9780810864573
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 571 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Consisting of 192 Member States, the United Nations was founded in 1945 to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on the respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to achieve international cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character; and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

Just how successful the UN has been in maintaining these goals is covered in the new edition of the Historical Dictionary of the United Nations. Author Jacques Fomerand provides a comprehensive dictionary of nearly 900 cross-referenced entries on the UN's various committees and organizations, its leaders, terms, policies, and major events in which the UN took part. Supplementing the dictionary entries are a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, photographs, a list of acronyms and abbreviations used in the dictionary, and appendixes, which include a reproduction of the UN's Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as a list of the Member States and when they joined.

About the Author:
Jacques Fomerand is professor at John Jay College of the City University of New York and the former director of the United Nations University Office in North America.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of International Organizations.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor’s Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
The Dictionary.
1: Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).
2: Acheson, Dean (1893–1971).
3: Acid Rain.
4: Ad Hoc Group of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.
5: Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC).
6: Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).
7: Advisory Opinion.
8: Afghanistan Question.
9: African Development Bank (AfDB).
10: African Economic Conditions.
11: African Union (AU).
12: Agenda 21.
13: Agenda for Democratization.
14: Agenda for Development.
15: Agenda for Peace.
16: Aggression.
17: Aging.
18: Agrarian Reform.
19: Agricultural Development.
20: Ahmed, Rafeeuddin (1932–).
21: Air Pollution.
22: Air Transport.
23: Algerian Question.
24: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
25: Alma-Ata Health Declaration (1978).
26: Amendment (United Nations Charter).
27: Amerasinghe, Hamilton Shirley (1913–1980).
28: Amnesty International (AI).
29: Angola Conflict (1975–2002).
30: Annan, Kofi (1938–).
31: Anstee, Joan (1926–).
32: Antarctic Treaty.
33: Antipersonnel Mines (APMs).
34: Apartheid.
35: Arab League.
36: Arab-Israeli Conflict.
37: Arbitration.
38: Arbour, Louise (1947–).
39: Arias, Oscar (1941–).
40: Arms Control.
41: Asian Development Bank (ADB).
42: Asylum.
43: Atlantic Charter.
44: Atomic Energy.
45: Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
46: “Atoms for Peace.”.
47: Ayala-Lasso, Jose (1932–).
48: Bacteriological Weapons.
49: Ban, Ki-Moon (1944–).
50: Baruch, Bernard (1870–1965).
51: Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-Boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989).
52: Basic Human Needs.
53: Bernadotte, Count Folke (1895–1948).
54: Bertini, Catherine (1950–).
55: Bertrand, Maurice (1922–).
56: Biological Diversity.
57: Blanchard, Francis (1916–).
58: Blix, Hans (1928–).
59: Bosnian Conflict (1992–1995).
60: Boutros-Ghali, Boutros (1922–).
61: Brahimi Report.
62: Brahimi, Lakhdar (1934–).
63: Brain Drain.
64: Bretton Woods Conference and Agreement (1944).
65: Bricker Amendment.
66: Brundtland, Gro Harlem (1939–).
67: Budget (United Nations).
68: Bunche, Ralph J. (1904–1971).
69: Burundi.
70: Bush, George W. (1946–).
71: Business and the United Nations.
72: Business Council for the United Nations (BCUN).
73: Cambodia Conflict (1954–2003).
74: Capacity Development.
75: Capacity Study of the United Nations Development System (1970).
76: Cardoso, Fernando Henrique (1931–).
77: Care International (Care).
78: Caritas Internationalis.
79: Carlsson, Ingvar (1934–).
80: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
81: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (2003).
82: Carter, Jimmy (1924–).
83: Cassin, Rene (1887–1976).
84: Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR).
85: Central America Conflicts.
86: Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1974).
87: Charter of the United Nations.
88: Chechnya Conflict.
89: Chemical Weapons.
90: Chief Executives Board (CEB).
91: Childers, Erskine (1929–1996).
92: Children.
93: Children in Armed Conflicts.
94: China Representation in the United Nations (1949–1971).
95: Churchill, Winston (1874–1965).
96: Civil Society.
97: Climate Change.
98: Clinton, William J. (1946–).
99: Codes of Conduct.
100: Codex Alimentarius Commission.
101: Cold War.
102: Collective Security.
103: Commission for Social Development (United Nations).
104: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (United Nations).
105: Commission on Global Governance.
106: Commission for Human Rights (United Nations).
107: Commission on Human Settlements (United Nations).
108: Commission on International Development (Pearson Commission).
109: Commission on Narcotic Drugs (United Nations).
110: Commission on Population and Development (United Nations).
111: Commission on Science and Technology for Development (United Nations) (CSTD).
112: Commission on Sustainable Development (United Nations) (CSD).
113: Commission on the Status of Women (United Nations) (CSW).
114: Commission to Study the Organization of Peace (CSOP).
115: Committee Against Torture (CAT).
116: Committee for Development Policy (CDP).
117: Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC).
118: Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
119: Committee of Twenty-Four.
120: Committee on Conferences.
121: Committee on Contributions.
122: Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR).
123: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development (CENRD).
124: Committee on Nongovernmental Organizations.
125: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
126: Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
127: Commodities.
128: Common Heritage of Mankind.
129: Commonwealth.
130: Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
131: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
132: Conciliation.
133: Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (CCD).
134: Conference on Disarmament (CD).
135: Conference on International Economic Cooperation (CIEC), 1975–1977.
136: Conference on NGOs in Consultative Status (CONGO).
137: Conflict Prevention.
138: Consensus.
139: Consumer Protection.
140: Containment.
141: Control Mechanisms (Internal and External).
142: Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (United Nations) (1984).
143: Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
144: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, 1992).
145: Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (1980).
146: Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (1989).
147: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979).
148: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
149: Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (1946).
150: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacterio-Logical (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (1972).
151: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (1997).
152: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction (1999).
153: Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1990).
154: Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons (1951).
155: Conventional Arms Register.
156: Coordination, United Nations System.
157: Copyright.
158: Cordier, Andrew (1901–1975).
159: Cordovez, Diego (1935–).
160: Cote D’Ivoire (2002–).
161: Credentials Committee of the General Assembly.
162: Crime Prevention.
163: Crimes Against Humanity.
164: Crimes Against Peace.
165: Cuban Missile Crisis (1962).
166: Cultural Heritage.
167: Culture and Development.
168: Cyprus Question (1960–).
169: Days-Years-Decades (International).
170: Debt Crisis (International).
171: Declaration by United Nations (1942).
172: Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order (NIEO).
173: Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1960).
174: Declaration Regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories.
175: Declarations.
176: Decolonization.
177: Dell, Sidney (1918–1990).
178: De Mello, Sergio Viera (1948–2003).
179: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
180: Demography.
181: Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA).
182: Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
183: Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
184: Department of Political Affairs (DPA).
185: Dependencia.
186: Deputy Secretary-General.
187: Desertification.
188: Developing Countries.