By Linda Fasulo
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“No one is aware the large photograph and internal workings of the UN greater than Linda Fasulo. This booklet is a must-read for a person attracted to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative travel of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, historical past, personalities, and most important matters. My scholars locate it beautifully equips them with a pretty good knowing of the UN.”—John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University
“Fasulo brings to the fore the problems and controversies that encompass today’s United Nations.”—Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., nationwide version United Nations
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So the word ‘‘permanent’’ shouldn’t be taken too literally, but it conveniently denotes the key person in a delegation of representatives. The current US Permanent Representative is John Negroponte, who succeeded Richard Holbrooke in 2001. The US Permanent Rep has the highest-visibility job at the UN, 33 34 american ambassadors US Permanent Representatives to the UN, 1946–2002 Edward R. Stettinius Jr. (March 1946–June 1946) Herschel V. Johnson (acting) (June 1946–January 1947) Warren R. Austin (January 1947–January 1953) Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
The United States has become deeply engaged in the SC when it has seen advantages for its own international interests and policies. ] The Security Council holds its ﬁrst summit-level meeting on Jan. 31, 1992. UN/DPI photo by M. Grant. intervenes alone, we pay all of the costs and run all of the risks. ’’ The United Kingdom and France also play leading roles in the council. Malone says they ‘‘work much harder than any of the other permanent members to come up with initiatives in areas far and wide.
The logic is very powerful, but also very threatening to some governments that fear they will lose control over their citizens. It is not yet clear whether Annan’s new approach to rights and national sovereignty will prevail. But the fact that someone in his position has raised the issue suggests it is an idea whose time has 28 secretary general and secretariat come. And it is signiﬁcant that Annan’s election to a second term as SG came after, not before, he made his most controversial statements on the subject.
An Insider's Guide to the UN by Linda Fasulo