Paths to Peace: The UN Security Council and its Presidency documents the works, experiences, and roles of the former presidents of the UN Security Council, which is one of the principal organs of the UN. This book first characterizes the council, including the evolution of its practice and the scope of consensus. This text then describes the scope of power of a president of the council, which is followed by papers presenting a reflection of a former president on his presidency. An intimate and internal view of the presidency by a former Director of the Security Council, Division of the UN Secretariat is then presented. Other papers tackle various experiences of former presidents, particularly in dealing with several nations. This text will be invaluable to those working in the United Nations and aim to learn from the experts, as well as to those academicians and professionals interested in public administration.
Foreword Preface Part I Chapter 1. The Security Council Chapter 2. The Evolution of the Practice of the Security Council Chapter 3. The Scope of Consensus Part II Chapter 4. The Vietnam-China-Kampuchea [Cambodia] Conflict, 1979 Chapter 5. Reflections and Hopes Lord Caradon (United Kingdom) Chapter 6. A View from the UN Secretariat Chapter 7. Some Observations on the Operation of the Security Council Including the Use of the Veto Chapter 8. The Council Meets in Africa Chapter 9. The Importance of Private Negotiations Chapter 10. The People's Republic of China in the Security Council Chapter 11. Prompt and Regular Access to Political Government at Home is Essential Chapter 12. The Extent of Presidential Initiative Chapter 13. The South African Arms Embargo Debate, 1977 Chapter 14. The Importance of Periodic Meetings Chapter 15. Conflict and Collaboration Among States Chapter 16. The Veto as a Protective Act of Policy Chapter 17. The Yom Kippur War of 1973, and Other Reflections Chapter 18. The Long and Winding Paths to Peace Chapter 19. The Council as Master of its Procedure Chapter 20. Prompt and Effective Action Chapter 21. The Council President as a Politician Chapter 22. Conflict in the Western Sahara Chapter 23. The Vietnams and South Korea Chapter 24. Towards a Compromise Resolution on Namibia Chapter 25. The Rise in Importance of the Non-aligned Group Chapter 26. The Council President Should Never Despair Chapter 27. Twenty-One Commandments for Presidents of the Security Council Chapter 28. Andrew Young at the United Nations: A Major Role for the UN in US Foreign Policy Appendices I Presidents of the Security Council from Outset: January 1946-September 1980 II Non-Permanent Members of the Security Council: January 1946-December 1980 III Number of Times a Country has been Ele
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