Set: 2015 Annl Rev UN Affairs (6 volumes)

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Released in annual editions of 6 volumes, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs is the only thorough annual survey of major developments at the United Nations.

The 2015/2016 edition includes the full text of all General Assembly, Security Council, and ECOSOC resolutions from the 70th United Nations session (Sept. 2015 to Sept. 2016), along with other key UN documents, including the annual reports of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization, of the ICJ and international criminal tribunals, and of various funds and programs of the United Nations system.

This edition also includes a Preface by the series editors and five introductory commentaries written by expert contributors. These introductions offer invaluable guidance on the activities of various United Nations bodies, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice and Tribunals, and the Secretariat.

The Annual Review of United Nations Affairs series

Since the publication of its first edition in 1950, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs has stood as the authoritative resource for scholars, students, and practitioners researching the latest developments at the United Nations. From introductory articles on particular topics, prepared by experts on the relevant United Nations bodies, to the full-text presentation of reports and resolutions,
ARUNA provides a comprehensive tour of each year's UN actions and debates. The expert selection of documents by Joachim Muller and Karl Sauvant and the topic-based organization of those documents make any researcher's task much easier than the vast searching and sorting required by the UN's website, and the series' topic-based organization of the materials is also useful to researchers.
Beginning with the 2010/2011 edition, detailed commentaries on the various UN bodies by experts on the relevant topics were added to each annual edition, and the analysis provided in these commentaries has helped to make ARUNA a more complete resource for anyone engaged in research on the activities of the United Nations.

ARUNA presents comprehensive documentation of the work of the UN on an annual basis, starting in September of each year with the beginning of the regular sessions of the General Assembly. Coverage of and commentary on the UN's key organs are provided, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. In addition, selected reports of
intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are included. ARUNA is an important reference source for policy-makers and academic researchers alike.
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  • Hardback | 3264 pages
  • 220 x 275 x 200mm | 7,130g
  • New York, United States
  • 0190654260
  • 9780190654269

Table of contents

Preface to the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs 2015/2016: A New Secretary-General to Drive the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Principles by Joachim Muller and Karl P. Sauvant
Contributors and Co-editors
Calendar of Conferences and Meetings of the United Nations, September 15, 2015, to September 13, 2016
List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: General Assembly
A. Commentary by Professor John R. Mathiason: The General Assembly--How to Get to 2030
B. Regular Documentation
1. Statement to the General Assembly by Mr Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly, following the opening of the seventieth session, A/70/PV.1, September 15, 2015, pp. 1-3
2. Statement to the General Assembly by Mr Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly, on the closing of the seventieth session, A/70/PV.118, September 13, 2016, pp. 1-4
3. Agenda of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, A/70/251, September 18, 2015, A/70/251/Add.1, October 5, 2015, and A/70/251/Add.2, April 26, 2016
C. Resolutions Adopted by the General Assembly at Its Seventieth Session

Chapter 2: Security Council
A. Commentary by Jacques Fomerand: The Security Council--A Crisis of Relevance?
B. Regular Documentation: Report of the Security Council, 1 August 2015-31 December 2016, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 2), A/71/2, 2017 [omitted in this edition because of delayed release of document]
C. Resolutions Adopted by the Security Council
D. Statements by the President of the Security Council

Chapter 3: Economic and Social Council
A. Commentary by John Burley: The Economic and Social Council--A Breath of Fresh Air
B. Regular Documentation: Report of the Economic and Social Council on its 2016 Session, A/71/3, August 19, 2016
C. Resolutions Adopted by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Chapter 4: International Court of Justice
A. Commentary by Professor Alexander K.A. Greenawalt: The International Court of Justice and International Criminal Tribunals--The Fragility of Law
B. Regular Documentation
1. Report of the International Court of Justice, 1 August 2015-31 July 2016, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 4), A/71/4, August 11, 2016
2. Report of the International Criminal Court, 1 August 2015-31 July 2016, A/71/342, August 19, 2016
3. Report of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1 August 2015-31 July 2016, A/71/263-S/2016/670, August 1, 2016

Chapter 5: Secretariat
A. Commentary by Dr. Khalil A. Hamdani: The Secretariat--The Changing of the Guard
B. Regular Documentation
1. United Nations: Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization for 2015/2016, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 1), A/71/1, July 5, 2016
2. Annual Overview Report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2015, E/2016/56, April 1, 2016
3. United Nations Children's Fund: Report on the Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan, 2014-2017 and Annual Report of the Executive Director, 2015: performance and results, including a report on the implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review, E/ICEF/2016/6, April 15, 2016
4. United Nations Development Programme: Midterm Review of the UNDP Strategic Plan, 2014-2017, Including the Annual Report of the Administrator for 2015, DP/2016/9, April 20, 2016
5. United Nations Population Fund: Integrated Midterm Review and Progress Report on Implementation of the UNFPA Strategic Plan, 2014-2017, Report of the Executive Director 2015, DP/FPA/2016/2 (Part I), April 25, 201[6]
6. United Nations Office for Project Services: Annual Report of the Executive Director, DP/OPS/2016/2, April 8, 2016
7. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Report of the High Commissioner for 2015/2016, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 36), A/71/36, August 5, 2016
8. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Report of the High Commissioner for 2015/2016, covering the period 1 July 2015-30 June 2016, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 12), A/71/12, August 22, 2016
9. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Report of the Commissioner-General for 2015, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 13), A/71/13, 2016
10. World Food Programme: Annual Performance Report for 2015, E/2016/14, September 13, 2016
11. UN-Women: Report of the Under-Secretary-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on Progress Made on the Strategic Plan, 2014-2017, including the Midterm Review of the Strategic Plan, UNW/2016/6, May 27, 2016
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About Karl P. Sauvant

Joachim Muller is Director for Management and Finance at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna. He was previously with the UN system for 30 years as Director for Resource Management at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Controller at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, at the UN Secretariat, New York, and at the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna. He has been
a UN election observer in Namibia and Angola and written extensively on UN reform and management, including Reforming the UN: A Chronology (2016), The Challenge of Working Together (2010), The Struggle for Legitimacy and Effectiveness (2006), The Quiet Revolution (2001), and New Initiatives and Past Efforts (1997). He has
a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Economics and Management Studies from Oxford University, Nuffield College.

Karl P. Sauvant is Resident Senior Fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. He was the Founding Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, the predecessor of the CCSI, and Director of UNCTAD's Investment Division. He is the author of, or
responsible for, a substantial number of publications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and an Honorary Fellow of the European International Business Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.
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