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A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly : A Vision for our Century / Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.

Author/Creator:
Al-Nasser, Nassir Abdulaziz, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2014]
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Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Conflict management -- International cooperation.
Human security -- International cooperation.
International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Natural disasters -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
Pacific settlement of international disputes.
Sustainable development -- International cooperation.
World politics -- 2015-2015.
World politics -- 21st century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
From September 2011 to September 2012,Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th sessionof the "world's parliament" - the United Nations General Assembly. It was acritical moment in international affairs as the UN responded to a range ofglobal challenges, from the world financial crisis to the Arab Spring. In AYear at the Helm of the General Assembly, Al-Nasser presents a high-levellook inside the organization, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, itssuccesses and struggles. He recounts dramatic moments, such as replacing theLibyan delegation, and a tireless schedule of overseas travel, including jointvisits with the Secretary-General to Libya and Somalia. His work takes him frommajor international summits such as the Conference on Sustainable Developmentin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20) to the European Parliament, which he was thefirst General Assembly President to address, to academic institutions fromOxford to Moscow to Morocco.Al-Nasserstructures the book as he did his 66th session, around four mainthemes or "pillars:" mediation, UN reform, natural disaster prevention andresponse, and sustainable development.He offers a wide range of recommendations to intergovernmentalinstitutions, to states, to the public sector, and to individuals. Al-Nasser was determined to leave behinda General Assembly that the people of the world could look up to and depend on.This volume is a testament to all that he accomplished in that regard, and aunique resource for those interested in knowing more about the world's mostrepresentative body at a crucial moment in history.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. A vision for universal values
2. The peaceful settlement of disputes
3. UN reform and revitalization
4. Natural disaster prevention and response
5. Sustainable development and global prosperity
6. Challenges to human security
Conclusion
Notes
Index
About the author
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
Pan, Ki-mun, 1944-
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781479841851
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479841851 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.