Agenda for Change

New Tasks for the United Nations

  • Editors
  • Klaus Hüfner
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Introduction

    1. Klaus Hüfner
      Pages 13-14
  3. The United Nations System in a Changing Environment: Retrospect and Prospect

  4. The Security Council, Peace-keeping and Peacemaking

  5. The United Nations at the Crossroads of Reform: Economic and Social Issues

About this book

Introduction

The 50th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation is commemorated in 1995. The UN emerged at the end of the most bloody war in the history of contemporary civilization and it is understandable that its founding fathers were concerned first and foremost with the need "to save succeeding gen­ erations from the scourge of war." This great historical mission of the new international organisation was determined and designed by the allied powers that had won the war against the "enemy states." Cooperation of the perma­ nent members of the UN Security Council was the basic element of the effi­ ciency of post -war system of international peace and security. Apart from this main mission, the founding fathers of the United Nations declared their determination "to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social prog­ ress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (preamble, UN Charter).

Keywords

Defence Policy United Nations cooperation environment human rights interdependence liberty organization reform restructuring social policy state transformation women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-663-09225-4
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1995
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-663-09227-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-09225-4
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