United Nations: Human Rights, Peacekeeping and Funding


Alex Pereira Goncalves

Series: Global Political Studies
BISAC: POL040020

The United Nations (U.N.) is a global organization dedicated to international peace and stability. The U.N. was established in 1945 following the events of World War II. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more. This book looks at issues involving the United Nations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Assessing the United Nations Human Rights Council
Committee on Foreign Relations

Chapter 2. The United Nations Human Rights Council: Background and Policy Issues
Luisa Blanchfield and Michael A. Weber

Chapter 3. United Nations Issues: U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Luisa Blanchfield and Michael A. Weber

Chapter 4. Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System
Committee on Foreign Relations

Chapter 5. U.S. Funding to the United Nations System: Overview and Selected Policy Issues
Luisa Blanchfield

Chapter 6. United Nations Issues: U.S. Funding to the U.N. System
Luisa Blanchfield

Chapter 7. United Nations Issues: U.S. Funding of U.N. Peacekeeping
Luisa Blanchfield

Chapter 8. U.N. Peacekeeping Operations in Africa
Luisa Blanchfield, Lauren Ploch Blanchard and Alexis Arieff

Chapter 9. United Nations Issues: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by U.N. Peacekeepers
Luisa Blanchfield and Matthew C. Weed

Chapter 10. U.N. Ban on Iran Arms Transfers
Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 11. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement: A Summary
Jane A. Leggett

Chapter 12. United Nations Issues: Congressional Representatives to the U.N. General Assembly
Luisa Blanchfield and Matthew C. Weed


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