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Our Common Agenda - Report of the Secretary-General

By United Nations
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On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world has faced its biggest shared test since the Second World War in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet while our welfare, and indeed the permanence of human life, depend on us working together, international cooperation has never been harder to achieve. This report answers a call from UN Member States to provide recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges. Its proposals are grounded in a renewal of the social contract, adapted to the challenges of this century, taking into account younger and future generations, complemented by a new global deal to better protect the global commons and deliver global public goods. Through a deepening of solidarity—at the national level, between generations, and in the multilateral system—Our Common Agenda provides a path forward to a greener, safer and better future.

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There have been numerous attempts to engage the United Nations in a meaningful campaign against state-supported and other terrorist activities. But the inherently political nature of terrorism has made it exceedingly difficult to gain global consensus on who even qualifies as a terrorist, much less agreement on counterterrorism measures to pursue. The rise of al Qaeda, the events of 9/11, the Madrid train bombing, and the London mass transit bombings provided the international community and United Nations with new impetus to respond to terrorism. Although a series of international conventions were adopted and a short-lived independent monitoring group was established, the strategy that UN secretary general Kofi Annan proposed to the General Assembly in May 2006 contains many proposed measures and objectives that remain unfulfilled, thus rendering the UN virtually impotent against terrorism. As one of five Security Council–appointed international monitors on the measures being taken against al Qaeda and the Taliban, Comras had the rare opportunity to observe the UN's counterterrorism activities. He delves into the UN's role in dealing with terrorism, explores the international political realities and institutional problems that make it difficult for the UN to successfully implement and monitor counterterrorism measures, and describes both the UN's successes and failures, ultimately laying out a case for creating a stronger, more effective UN response. Flawed Diplomacy is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the war on terrorism and in gaining knowledge about the UN's inner workings.

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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This volume is based on plenary presentations from Challenges of a Changing Earth, a Global Change Open Science Conference held in Amsterdam, The Neth- lands, in July 2001. The meeting brought together about 1400 scientists from 105 co- tries around the world to describe, discuss and debate the latest scientific - derstanding of natural and human-driven changes to our planet. It examined the effects of these changes on our societies and our lives, and explored what the future might hold. The presentations drew upon global change science from an exceptionally wide range of disciplines and approaches. Issues of societal importance – the food system, air quality, the carbon cycle, and water resources – were highlighted from both policy and science perspectives. Many of the talks presented the exciting scientific advances of the past decade of international research on global change. Several challenged the scientific community in the future. What are the visionary and creative new approaches needed for studying a complex planetary system in which human activities are in- mately interwoven with natural processes? This volume aims to capture the timeliness and excitement of the science p- sented in Amsterdam. The plenary speakers were given a daunting task: to reproduce their presentations in a way that delivers their scientific messages accurately and in sufficient detail but at the same time reaches a very broad audience well beyond their own disciplines. Furthermore, they were required to do this in just a few pages.

The Cosmopolitan Military

By Jonathan Gilmore
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137032278
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 792
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What role should national militaries play in an increasingly globalised and interdependent world? This book examines the often difficult transition they have made toward missions aimed at protecting civilians and promoting human security, and asks whether we might expect the emergence of armed forces that exist to serve the wider human community.

Only One Earth

By Felix Dodds,Michael Strauss,with Maurice F. Strong
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136261907
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 165
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Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn’t. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet. It looks to the challenges that we face twenty years from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit," in Rio, in particular in the areas of economics and governance and the role of stakeholders. It puts forward a set of recommendations that the international community must address now and in the the future. It reminds us of the planetary boundaries we must all live within and and what needs to be addressed in the next twenty years for democracy, equity and fairness to survive. Finally it proposes through the survival agenda a bare minimum of what needs to be done, arguing for a series of absolute minimum policy changes we need to move forward.

The Principle of Sustainability

By Klaus Bosselmann
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317019172
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 472
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This book investigates how sustainability informs key principles and concepts of domestic and international law. It calls for the recognition of ecological sustainability as a fundamental principle to guide the entire legal system rather than just environmental legislation. To this end, the book makes a contribution to global environmental constitutionalism, a rapidly growing area within comparative and international environmental law and constitutional law. This 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent developments and new case law. The book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy makers working in the areas of environmental law and governance.

China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping

By Marc Lanteigne,Miwa Hirono
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135706840
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 634
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China has become an enthusiastic supporter of and contributor to UN peacekeeping. Is China’s participation in peacekeeping likely to strengthen the current international peacekeeping regime by China’s adopting of the international norms of peacekeeping? Or, on the contrary, is it likely to alter the peacekeeping norms in a way that aligns with its own worldview? And, as China’s international confidence grows, will it begin to consider peacekeeping a smaller and lesser part of its international security activity, and thus not care so much about it? This book aims to address these questions by examining how the PRC has developed its peacekeeping policy and practices in relation to its international status. It does so by bringing in both historical and conceptual analyses and specific case-oriented discussions of China’s peacekeeping over the past twenty years. The book identifies the various challenges that China has faced at political, conceptual and operational levels and the ways in which the country has dealt with those challenges, and considers the implication of such challenges with regards to the future of international peacekeeping. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Peacekeeping.

Political Science Class - XII - SBPD Publications

By Dr. J. C. Johari
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  • Publisher : RAJEEV BANSAL
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 313
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 973
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PART ‘A’ : CONTEMPORARY WORLD POLITICS 1.The Cold War Era in World Politics, 2.Disintegration of the Second World and the Collapse of Bipolarity, 3.American Dominance in World Politics, 4. Alternative Centres of Economic and Political Power, 5 .South Asia in Post-Cold War Era, 6.International Organisations, 7. Security in the Contemporary World, 8. Environment and Natural Resources in Global Politics, 9 .Globalisation, High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Questions PART ‘B’ : POLITICS IN INDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE 1.Nation-Building and its Problems, 2 .Era of One-Party Dominance, 3 .Politics of Planned Development, 4. India’s External Relations, 5. Challenges to and Restoration of the Congress System, 6 .Crisis of the Constitutional Order, 7. Regional Aspirations and Conflicts, 8. Rise of New Social Movements, 9 .Democratic Upsurge and Coalition Politics,10.Recent Issues and Challenges, High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Questions Board Examination Papers.

Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2011

By OECD
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  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Isbn : 9264112669
  • Pages : 95
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  • Reads : 865
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In this report, released in May at the annual meeting of the OECD Council at ministerial level, the Secretary-General summarises the activities of the OECD during the previous year.

Recipient States in Global Health Politics

By Ricardo Pereira
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137442972
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 700
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Even if constrained in their international choices, recipient countries of global health programmes hold the capacity to autonomously define and pursue their own strategies, policies, and ultimately attain political goals. This is comparatively demonstrated through the analysis of PEPFAR's implementation in Botswana, Ethiopia and South Africa.