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The UN Secretary-General from the Cold War to the new era : a global peace and security mandate?

Author: Edward Newman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
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Boutros-Ghali proclaimed in 1996 that the Secretary-General is `an impartial figure with a global mandate'. This was reminiscent of those in 1945 who heralded the `international leadership' of that Office. Can the Secretary-General guide the United Nations as it seeks to adapt to demands and circumstances quite different to those which existed at its inception, and address the widening agenda of peace and security?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Newman, Edward, 1970-
UN Secretary-General from the Cold War to the new era.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
(DLC) 97035896
(OCoLC)37443432
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Newman
ISBN: 0585101043 9780585101040 9780230504547 023050454X
OCLC Number: 42922542
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 239 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
The International Civil Service --
The Office of Secretary-General --
Framework and Functions of the Office --
The Development of the Office 1945-82 --
Javier P̌rez de Cǔllar --
Boutros Boutros-Ghali --
The Post-Cold War Secretaryship-General --
Conclusions --
Index. The international Civil Service --
The office of Secretary-General --
The framework and functions of the office --
The development of the office, 1945-1982 --
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar --
Boutrous Boutrous-Ghali --
The post-Cold War Secretaryship-General --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Edward Newman.
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Boutros-Ghali proclaimed in 1996 that the Secretary-General is `an impartial figure with a global mandate'. This was reminiscent of those in 1945 who heralded the `international leadership' of that Office. Can the Secretary-General guide the United Nations as it seeks to adapt to demands and circumstances quite different to those which existed at its inception, and address the widening agenda of peace and security? Or is the Office inevitably an adjunct of narrow Great Power manoeuvring? This book examines the evolving peace and security activities of the United Nations Secretary-General in the context of developments in international politics. The frustrations and opportunities - and controversy - which the Office has experienced in the transition to the post-Cold War world reflect the volatility and uncertainties of the UN in a changing world. The Secretary-General's activities in the 1990s also reflect a development of the international civil service beyond the classical model.

"This book examines the evolving peace and security activities of the United Nations Secretary-General in the context of developments in international politics."--Jacket.

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