Case Study 4: The United Nations (UN) and Its Specialized Agencies

  • Björn Alexander Lindemann
Part of the Ostasien im 21. Jahrhundert book series (OSTAS)


The United Nations is arguably the world’s most prestigious and powerful international organization (Ziring, Riggs and Plano 2005). In 2012, the organization has almost achieved universality with 193 members, including all fully internationally recognized states except the Holy See. Headquartered in New York, the UN deals with a wide variety of global issues, such as peacekeeping; peacebuilding; conflict prevention; humanitarian assistance; counter terrorism; disarmament and non-proliferation; environmental protection; sustainable development; promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women, and economic and social development; and international health.


United Nations Security Council Observer Status Aviation Security Industrial Technology Research Institute 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität TübingenTübingenGermany

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