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by Thomas G. Weiss,Tatiana Carayannis,Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly


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by Thomas G. Series: United Nations Intellectual History Project Series.

This article begins to examine the history of economic and social ideas launched or nurtured by the United Nations (UN). In 1999, the United Nations Intellectual History Project was initiated, to analyse the UN as an intellectual actor, and to shed light on the role of the UN system in creating knowledge and in influencing international policy-making: this article is based on the first five books and the oral histories from that Project.

Thomas G. Weiss; Tatiana Carayannis; Louis Emmerij; Richard Jolly UN Voices: The Struggle for Development . Weiss; Tatiana Carayannis; Louis Emmerij; Richard Jolly UN Voices: The Struggle for Development and Social Justice (United Nations Intellectual History Project Series). ISBN 13: 9780253346421. Drawing from extensive interviews, the book presents in their own words the experiences of 73 individuals from around the globe who have spent much of their professional lives engaged in United Nations affairs. We hear from secretaries-general and presidents, ministers and professors, social workers and field workers, as well as diplomats and executive heads of UN agencies.

The Intellectual History Project is the innovation of its three codirectors, each with serious standing in the multilateral community: Louis Emmerij, Sir Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. Weiss. The project is independently organized, with oversight by an international advisory council of eminent personalities associated with the multilateral system. Funding has been provided by the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Rockefeller, and United Nations Foundations as well as the Council of Geneva and the governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Weiss, Tatiana Carayannis, Louis Emmerij, and Richard Jolly. Series: United Nations Intellectual History Project Series

Thomas G. Foreword by Emma Rothschild. Published by: Indiana University Press. UN Voices presents the human and moving stories of an extraordinary group of individuals who contributed to the economic and social record of the UN's life and activities.

His latest book is What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2009). Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project. He is President (2009-10) of the International Studies Association, chair (2006-9) of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). His latest book is What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2009).

by Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, Thomas G. Weiss with their own complicated histories o. .

He initiated the UN Intellectual History Project in 1999 to trace the origins and the evolution of key ideas about international economic and social development . Thomas G. Weiss in Korea launching his latest book.

He initiated the UN Intellectual History Project in 1999 to trace the origins and the evolution of key ideas about international economic and social development nurtured under UN auspices. A firm believer in R2P, Weiss has argued in numerous works that a well-grounded interpretation of sovereignty does not preclude intervention in the face of mass atrocities  .

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The authors have cajoled, intrigued, or reassured their 73 ‘voices’ into telling a fascinating story of the UN and its institutions, which is also a story of 73 individual lives, of women and men... with their own complicated histories of emigration and education, family relationships and professional choices, hopes and successes." ―from the Foreword by Emma Rothschild

Far from being a distant bureaucracy, the UN is composed of individuals who are reshaped by vital experiences. UN Voices gives international civil servants human faces and shows how ideas drive the grand experiment. It is a fascinating book." ―Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

UN Voices presents the human and moving stories of an extraordinary group of individuals who contributed to the economic and social record of the UN’s life and activities. Drawing from extensive interviews, the book presents in their own words the experiences of 73 individuals from around the globe who have spent much of their professional lives engaged in United Nations affairs. We hear from secretaries-general and presidents, ministers and professors, social workers and field workers, as well as diplomats and executive heads of UN agencies. Among those interviewed are noted figures such as Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alister McIntyre, Conor Cruise O’Brien, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Kurt Waldheim, as well as many less well known UN professional men and women who have made significant contributions to the international struggle for a better world. Their personal accounts also engage their contributions in dealing with such events and issues as the UN’s founding, decolonization, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, human rights, the environment, and September 11, 2001.

UN Voices: The Struggle for Development and Social Justice (United Nations Intellectual History Project Series) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0253217882

ISBN: 0253217881

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Tatiana Carayannis,Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1st Paperback Edition edition (June 1, 2005)

Pages: 544 pages

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VAZGINO
On a potentially arid topic, the authors perform a minor miracle by relying not only on their own analysis of ideas as they developed at the UN since 1945 but also by quoting a large number of relevant and diverse voices of those who participated in shaping international thinking at the UN on development policy, human rights, the humanitarian impertative and humanitatian action, and the links between security and development. The book, which I originally obtained for research purposes, planning to seek out information in a targeted way, proved impossible to put down. A major achievement of readability and policy relevance telling a sweeping story of intellectual development, and one of great importance to citizens of the world all over the globe. Students of the World Bank and other development agencies, as well as those focusing on the UN more narrowly, definitely will gain from consulting this volume.
VAZGINO
On a potentially arid topic, the authors perform a minor miracle by relying not only on their own analysis of ideas as they developed at the UN since 1945 but also by quoting a large number of relevant and diverse voices of those who participated in shaping international thinking at the UN on development policy, human rights, the humanitarian impertative and humanitatian action, and the links between security and development. The book, which I originally obtained for research purposes, planning to seek out information in a targeted way, proved impossible to put down. A major achievement of readability and policy relevance telling a sweeping story of intellectual development, and one of great importance to citizens of the world all over the globe. Students of the World Bank and other development agencies, as well as those focusing on the UN more narrowly, definitely will gain from consulting this volume.