Thoroughly rewritten and revised, this new edition provides nearly 6,000 A-Z entries that shed light on this complex institution. In addition to articles explaining essential concepts and philosophies, readers will find an all-new set of entries on peace-keeping activities, along with full coverage of every international treaty since the founding of the League of Nations, with generous quotations or full text for all key treaties, conventions, pacts, protocols, and declarations. Extensive cross-referencing and a thorough analytical index help users to navigate the many acronyms and multiple names of documents and organizations.
Endorsed with a foreword by current U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, this is the most comprehensive, detailed reference to the U.N. ever published.
"The most comprehensive, definitive encyclopedic work on the UN. Completely overhauled, refreshed, reconstituted, revivified, this edition stands as a distinguished contribution to the reference literature in international affairs. The set is in a class by itself... Ambitiously rich... Essential. All international relations collections." -- Choice
"An outstanding reference tool... This set is highly recommended to academic, medium to large public libraries, and any schools supporting active model U.N. programs." -- Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews
"Covers organizations not listed elsewhere... In addition it has terms and treaties that are not listed in other works. It is more scholarly and detailed than Facts On File's one-volume Encyclopedia of the United Nations, and large academic and public libraries will want to seriously consider it." -- Booklist/RBB