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UN Secretariat

A Brief History

Thant Myint-U Amy Scott



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Lynne Rienner
15 December 2007
Politics & government; United Nations & UN agencies
Reform of the UN Secretariat has been a subject of debate for nearly as long as the UN has existed. Providing much-needed background for more informed discussions of the subject, this new book provides a concise history of the Secretariat - a little understood, but critically important part of the UN system.

It also provides background information essential to the ongoing debate about reform of the UN Secretariat.
By:   Thant Myint-U, Amy Scott
Imprint:   Lynne Rienner
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9780937722992
ISBN 10:   0937722995
Pages:   155
Publication Date:   15 December 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword - Terje Rod-Larsen. Imagining the Secretariat. Trygve Lie. Dag Hammarskjold. U Thant. Kurt Waldheim. Javier Perez de Cuellar. Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Kofi Annan. Summary Observations. Appendixes. The Secretariat in 2006. UN Expenditures and Staffing. Chapter XV of the UN Charter. UN Reform Proposals since 1960.

Thant Myint-U has served at the UN in three peacekeeping operations, in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Department of Political Affairs, and on the research staff of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (HLPOTCC). Amy Scott, an associate at the International Peace Academy, previously served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on follow-up to HLPOTCC.

Reviews for UN Secretariat: A Brief History

A concise, cogent and realistic account.... [It] should also help to dispel some widely accepted misconceptions of this complex and sometimes controversial subject. - Sir Brian Urquhart, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

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