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Published: 11 June 2015

192 Pages | 10 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190222703

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The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Very Short Introductions

  • An easily accessible introduction that concisely explains the key features of the world's only truly global organization.
  • Includes more recent examples of the UN Security Council in action and peacekeeping challenges since 2008.
  • An update of the success/failure of the Millennium development goals
  • Examines recent discussions related to human security, refugees, and gender issues
  • Updated chronology and further reading
  • Includes coverage on current issues including the Ukrainian crisis, Syrian civil War, and ongoing peace keeping problems in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide