Annual Review of United Nations Affairs

Annual Review of United Nations Affairs : 2006/2007 Volume 1

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For over 25 years, The Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (ARUNA) has been the print source for researchers needing a comprehensive document collection that highlights the work of the United Nations' six principal organs each year. Recognized as the only print and bound collection for these documents, ARUNA is an essential reference for academic researchers and policy-makers. Coverage spans important resolutions and decisions, focusing on the significant documents and collaborative work of the United Nations. Selected reports of intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are also included and documents are grouped together by subject matter for easy reference. Each year, a new guest author provides an introduction to the set, analyzing the major themes covered throughout that year. ARUNA provides an in-depth view to an organization that today has more the 63,000 employees located in nearly 175 countries and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the governing bodies. This particular edition (2006-07): The past year has been one of the most tumultuous and challenging in the U.N.'s history and, indeed, in the modern history of the entire globe.
This year's edition of ARUNA presents the story of that tumult as well as the story of the U.N.'s efforts to resolve both global conflicts and internal controversy. Specifically, this year's set of volumes includes documents related to the U.N.-based World Food Programme, whose management provoked an international scandal last year. However, most the 2006-07 edition of ARUNA focuses on the more critical issues affecting millions of lives around the world in the past year: the Darfur genocide, climate change, the Palestinian refugee crisis, West Africa's political and social instability. By providing the full text of both the resolutions addressing these topics and the U.N. reports concerning them, ARUNA 06/07 delivers a unique resource for students, scholars, and practitioners. The series' topic-based organization of the materials and subject index lend invaluable guidance to all researchers. This year, Dr. Edward Luck , the Director of the Center on International Organization of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is contributing an introductory essay that will illuminate this year's varied and troubling world events.
For more specific information regarding this bound volume please contact Customer Service at +44(0)1536741727. About this Volume This particular volume (Vol. 1): In a relatively the highlights of the U.N.'s 2006-2007 session. This one-volume review of those highlights takes the form of three useful texts: a thumbnail chronology/table of those highlights, a new preface by Muller and Sauvant, a new introduction by Dr. Edward Luck (Director of the Center on International Organization of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University), and the first half of the session's GA resolutions (from September 2006 until the end of that calendar year). The major topics addressed by those resolutions are the global sex trade, the refugee crisis triggered by the conflict in Darfur, Israel's human rights abuses in their treatment of Palestinians, the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry, economic development in Africa, and the AIDS crisis throughout the developing world, but especially in Africa and the Caribbean. For more specific information regarding this title please contact Customer Service at +44(0)1536741727.
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  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 179 x 260 x 36mm | 1,198g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019533728X
  • 9780195337280

About Karl P. Sauvant

Dr. Karl P. Sauvant is the Executive Director of the Columbia Program on International Investment; Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School; Co-Director, Millennium Cities Initiative; Honorary Fellow, European International Business Academy; Chatham House Foundation Fellow; Senior Advisor to the China Council for Investment Promotion; and Member, International Advisory Council, International Center for Corporate Accountability,
Baruch College, CUNY. He is also Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. Until July 2005, Dr. Sauvant was Director of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development (DITE), the focal point in the UN system for matters related to
foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology, as well as a major interface with the private sector. While at the UN, he created, in 1991, the prestigious annual World Investment Report, of which he was the lead author until 2004. In

1992, Dr. Sauvant founded the journal Transnational Corporations, serving as its editor until 2005.

Dr. Sauvant joined the United Nations in 1973 and, as of 1975, has focused his work on matters related to FDI. Since 1988, he was responsible for the Organization's policy analysis work on FDI. In 2001, he became Director of DITE. His responsibilities included managing the Division; promoting international consensus-building in the areas of FDI, technology and enterprise development; providing intellectual leadership for policy-oriented research; and conceptualizing and supervising technical
assistance activities in this field.

Apart from his work for the United Nations, Dr. Sauvant has published extensively on issues related to economic development, FDI and services. His name is associated with some 150 United Nations publications on FDI over the past three decades.

Dr. Sauvant received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a national of Germany,

married to Silvana F. da Silva, a national of Brazil.

Joachim Muller is the Director of Resource Management at the World Meteorological Organization. His currently resides in Chambesy, Switzerland.
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