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An Insider's Guide to the UN
Linda Fasulo
Price: $ 27

A behind-the-scenes guide to the United Nations for Model UN students, international relations junkies, and armchair diplomats everywhere

The United Nations increasingly finds itself at the center of world events in an age of rapid globalization. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we understand its structure and functions. In this highly readable book, a prominent news correspondent at the UN provides a colorful introduction to its activities and goals.

UN correspondent Linda Fasulo draws on her own observations as well as on the insights of other individuals who have been active in the UN, including US ambassadors Richard Holbrooke, Madeleine Albright, and John Negroponte. She explains how the UN came into existence, what governing principles guide its operation, and what it is like to be a participant. She describes the organization, responsibilities, and often-tense politics of the Security Council. Surveying the many humanitarian, crime-fighting, and peacekeeping programs of the UN, Fasulo concludes that there are important reasons for Americans to give the United Nations their support.

¿This unique book combines a solid guide to the workings of the United Nations with illuminating insights from credible and serious experts.¿--Barbara Crossette, former New York Times bureau chief at the United Nations

¿This easily readable overview of the main activities of the United Nations system provides the reader with an appreciation of its complexity and of its many programs and agencies.¿--James S. Sutterlin, author of The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security

Linda Fasulo is UN correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and a former special correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. Her news reports on the United Nations and US foreign policy can be heard weekly on National Public Radio.

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