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Encyclopedia of the United international locations has grown through approximately 50 percentage over the dimensions of the 1st version. it's geared up within the similar normal demeanour. An creation provides a short heritage of the UN, and an acronyms checklist bargains welcome reduction to an individual trying to decipher the myriad of UN organisation abbreviations. the most A–Z entries stick to. UN member international locations don't obtain person articles until a few peacekeeping or different major motion has happened within the heritage of the UN to warrant a piece of writing. New entries comprise extra biographies and subject matters equivalent to African Union, Darfur, and SARS. lots of the greater than 500 entries are longer explanatory essays, notwithstanding a number of include short paragraphs. Appendixes comprise the constitution of the UN, the common statement of Human Rights, an inventory of member states as of March 2008, a listing of secretaries-general of the UN, Statute of the overseas courtroom of Justice, and a number of other very important UN resolutions. additionally appended are a chronology of significant UN dates and a list of necessary websites. brief interpreting lists on the finish of every article are complemented by way of a radical common bibliography. The index is found within the moment quantity basically yet is definitely geared up and beneficial. The encyclopedia was once worthy updating due to the fact globalization makes the paintings of the UN extra very important every year. Public and educational libraries that don't personal the set may want to examine it strongly, and people with the older version may possibly prefer to change it. --Steve Stratton
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Invoking the General Assembly’s 1950 UNITING FOR PEACE RESOLUTION, the Council moved the question to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY, which voted on January 14, 1980, for withdrawal of foreign troops and soon thereafter authorized the SECRETARY-GENERAL to seek a solution to the conflict. In February 1981, Secretary-General KURT WALDHEIM named a personal representative on Afghanistan, JAVIER PÉREZ DE CUÉLLAR, who—after becoming Secretary-General himself in 1982—appointed Diego Cordovez to succeed him as personal representative.
S. administration made airdrops of food rations and offered to assist with humanitarian relief. Also recognizing the need to assure stability in Afghanistan if the Taliban was driven from power, President Bush lent support to future UN efforts at NATION-BUILDING in Afghanistan, reversing the position of the administration on this aspect of contemporary UN PEACEKEEPING activities. Washington received extensive support—in the United Nations, from NATO, and elsewhere—to remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, curtail al-Qaeda activities there, and seek the reconstruction of the country.
The mandate allowed the troops to monitor the cease-fire but did not extend to the protection of civilians except in cases of imminent danger. Inadequate funding and logistical problems compromised the effectiveness of the African Union Mission in Darfur (AMIS). Moreover, the 7,000 AU troops were simply inadequate to patrol such a large area. In an effort to bring an end to the conflict the AU brokered the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) in May 2006. The peace agreement failed to gain the support of all rebel factions and the conflict continued.