Basic Facts about the United Nations 2014


Author: United Nations
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 9789211012798
Category: Political Science
Page: 273
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A compact yet comprehensive handbook designed for the general public, Basic Facts about the United Nations sets forth the structure of the United Nations, how it works and the main issues it deals with in their importance for people everywhere. Along with explaining the role played by its principal organs and the family of UN organizations, individual chapters explore UN contributions to international peace and security; economic and social development; human rights; humanitarian action; international law; and decolonization. A series of appendices documents UN membership, peacekeeping operations, budget, and contact information for UN information centres, services and offices. This new edition of the work has been substantially revised to take account of many significant developments that have taken place in the world and in the United Nations itself since the last edition of the book (previously titled The UN Today) in 2008.

Basic Facts About the United Nations


Author: United Nations Department of Public Information
Publisher: United Nations
ISBN: 9210609247
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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This comprehensive handbook designed for the general public explains the structure of the United Nations, how the Organization works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people everywhere. In addition to setting out the various roles played by principle UN organs and related organizations, Basic Facts about the United Nations documents the Organization’s contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian action, international law and decolonization. Appendices contain current data on UN membership and peacekeeping operations, as well as contact information for UN information centers, services and offices. This latest edition, published in 2017, has been revised to take account of significant developments in the world and the Organization itself since 2014.

The United Nations as a Knowledge System


Author: Nanette Svenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131735432X
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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This book seeks to explore how the UN has generated, warehoused, disseminated, structured, packaged, expanded, transferred and leveraged its vast resources of accumulated information and experience throughout the decades and, particularly, since the start of the 21st century with the introduction of more connective information and communications technology. It examines the overarching objectives that have guided such activity and divides UN knowledge management into three distinct, but often overlapping and intertwining, categories: knowledge for social and organizational learning; knowledge for norm setting; and knowledge for creation of products and services. Svenson brings together these multiple aspects of UN knowledge management to present a holistic view of how the organization utilizes its global intelligence to educate, advocate and serve member countries’ development. Instead of looking at the UN as an international bureaucracy or as a peacekeeping, policymaking, humanitarian or development entity, this work studies the UN as a generator and purveyor of information, learning and experience in all of these areas. This book will be key reading for all students and scholars of international organizations.

Friedensordnungen in geschichtswissenschaftlicher und geschichtsdidaktischer Perspektive


Author: Peter Geiss,Peter Arnold Heuser
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847006711
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Wie wurde Frieden in verschiedenen Zeiten herbeigeführt? Wie versuchte man, Frieden zu sichern? Antworten mit Blick auf die Zeit vom 16. Jahrhundert bis nach dem Kalten Krieg geben die Beiträge dieses Bandes. Dabei beleuchten sie Probleme von hoher Gegenwartsrelevanz, so die Frage nach einem gewaltfreien Umgang mit religiöser Differenz, auf die die frühneuzeitliche Friedenspolitik beachtenswerte Antworten fand, oder die friedenspolitischen Herausforderungen, die sich aus dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker ergeben. Angeregt durch den nordrhein-westfälischen Oberstufenlehrplan für das Fach Geschichte wendet sich der Band an LehrerInnen, an die geschichtswissenschaftliche und geschichtsdidaktische Forschung sowie an eine breitere Leserschaft, die sich für die Historische Friedensforschung interessiert.

Online Dispute Resolution bei grenzüberschreitenden Verbraucherverträgen

Europäisches und globales Regelungsmodell im Vergleich
Author: Simon Johannes Heetkamp
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847007777
Category: Law
Page: 500
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Die außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung unter Nutzung moderner Informations- und Telekommunikationstechniken wird unter dem Schlagwort der Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre diskutiert. In den vergangenen Jahren haben sowohl die Europäische Union als auch die UN-Kommission für internationales Handelsrecht (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNCITRAL) Regelungsinitiativen zu Online-Streitbeilegungsverfahren angestoßen. In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden wesentliche Strukturelemente und Verfahrensgrundsätze des europäischen Modells (bestehend aus der europäischen ADR-Richtlinie 2013/11/ EU und der ODR-Verordnung Nr. 524/2013) mit den UNCITRAL-Entwürfen zu Verfahrensvorschriften verglichen. Ein Schlaglicht wird des Weiteren auf die zur Streitbeilegung zulässigen Sacherwägungen geworfen. The use of modern information and telecommunication technology in extrajudicial dispute resolution has been discussed under the slogan of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) since the mid-1990s. In recent years, both the European Union and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) have launched regulatory initiatives for online dispute resolution. The present work compares the key structural elements and procedural principles of the European model (consisting of the European ADR Directive 2013/11/ EU and ODR Regulation No. 524/2013) with the UNCITRAL draft procedural rules. Considerations that are permitted within dispute resolution are also placed under the spotlight.

Basic Facts about the United Nations


Author: United Nations
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]


Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Category: Political Science
Page: 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

The Politics of Trade and Tobacco Control


Author: H. Jarman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137384166
Category: Political Science
Page: 159
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This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.

Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783813503432
Category:
Page: 71
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Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426424231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Schneewittchen Und Die Vielen Zwerge


Author: Georg Erwin Thaller
Publisher: Geschichten Aus Dem Liebeslebe
ISBN: 9781720262824
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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Chuck und seine Truppe finden in einem Anwesen im Norden des Staates New York nach langer Suche die Leiche von Velma Thornton. Das Model ist vor vielen Jahren auf Long Island bei der Party eines Kunden ihrer Agentur ermordet worden. Die Leiche liegt in einer Gruft, ist nackt, mumifiziert und bemerkenswert gut erhalten. Das Problem f

Intercultural Encounters in Education


Author: Ulla Kriebernegg,Roberta Maierhofer,Hermine Penz
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905149
Category: Education
Page: 192
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What kind of cultural encounters enhance cultural awareness and intercultural competence in educational contexts? This volume highlights the potential of different types of (inter)cultural encounters for intercultural learning and developing critical (cultural) awareness in education. The book's articles explore the potential of critical reading of classical and other culturally relevant texts, as well as physical or virtual encounters with people from other cultures as part of course activities for the development of intercultural competence. (Series: Intercultural Education / Interkulturelle Padagogik - Vol. 13) [Subject: Education, Cultural Studies]

The Death of Money

The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
Author: James Rickards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637242
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World War II. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. But optimists have always said, in essence, that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. In the last few years, however, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked, our biggest rivals—China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves. He explains the power of converting unreliable investments into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value.

The Emergence and Consequences of the Syrian Civil War


Author: Pavel Pylypcuk
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668555982
Category: Political Science
Page: 8
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Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: This essay will deal with the ongoing violent conflict in Syria, generally known as the Syrian Civil War. Being one of the most discussed and impactful conflicts of the last decade or so, the Syrian Civil War is undoubtedly worthy of an analysis from the perspective of the field of International Studies. The conflict in Syria, which has marked its fifth anniversary in March 2016, has quickly become a global political battleground for two superpowers, Russia and the United States. The involvement of the two world leaders in the conflict has also brought high level of coverage of the conflict, both in scholarly and popular literature. The global importance of this conflict and the amount of material on the topic have both given more than enough reason for the Syrian Civil War to be selected as the primary focus of the essay. Furthermore, the essay will specifically focus on two main issues: first, it will focus on the emergence of the conflict and the key actors involved in it, and second, the essay will try to describe some of the major (and often devastating)effects the conflict has had on both the country of Syria and its neighboring countries, including the continent of Europe.

Green Power

Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation
Author: Joao Neiva de Figueiredo,Mauro F. Guillén
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590483
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 603
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Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation provides a systematic overview of the current state of green power and renewable electrical energy production in the world. Presenting eight in-depth case studies of green power production and dissemination, it illustrates the experiences and best practices of various countries on this topic of critical importance. The book’s case studies provide readers with policy, business, and societal perspectives. They examine the differences in each country’s natural endowments, cultural make-up, technological development, public-policy concerns, and institutional incentive structures relative to the advancement of green and sustainable energy. Considers China’s energy profile and what is being done to reduce the country’s reliance on coal Describes the cultural foundations and institutional environment that gave birth to Germany’s energy revolution Supplies an overview of the renewable energy sector in Spain and analyzes its future prospects in light of recent economic difficulties Reports on French Polynesia’s progress in its quest to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 Investigates the feasibility of biomass as a large-scale electricity generation option Explores the vision of power generation in space that could solve mankind’s energy needs permanently By illustrating the experiences of other nations, the book outlines valuable lessons learned and best practices that can be extremely helpful to other countries as they seek a greener energy profile. Supplying a timely overview of renewable and non-renewable electric power sources, it provides in-depth analysis of the key factors that affect success. It also identifies practices that have been precursors to failure so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your quest to contribute to the long-overdue advancement of green energy.

Culturicide, Resistance, and Survival of the Lakota (Sioux Nation)

(Sioux Nation)
Author: James V. Fenelon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317732820
Category: History
Page: 440
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding the Social Economy of the United States


Author: Laurie Mook,John R. Whitman,Jack Quarter,Ann Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663952
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy. This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the context of the United States. The book not only highlights the differences between these organizations and traditional businesses, but also provides applied chapters on organizational development, strategic management and leadership, human resources, finance, and social accounting and accountability in social economy organizations. The perfect introduction to the social economy framework for students of nonprofit management, business, social entrepreneurship, and public policy, Understanding the Social Economy of the United States an invaluable resource for the classroom and for practitioners working in the social economy sector.

Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2014

Schriftenreihe IStR Band 89
Author: Eric Kemmeren,Daniel S. Smit,Peter Essers,Michael Lang,Jeffrey Owens,Pasquale Pistone,Josef Schuch,Claus Staringer,Alfred Storck,Alexander Rust
Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3709406692
Category: Law
Page: 428
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Global overview of international tax disputes on DTC This e-book provides a unique and comprehensive global overview of international tax disputes on double tax conventions, thereby filling a gap in the area of tax treaty case law. It covers the 39 most important tax treaty cases which were decided in 2013 around the world. The systematic structure of each case allows easy and efficient comparison of the varying application and interpretation of tax treaties in different regimes. With the continuously increasing importance of tax treaties, Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2014 is a valuable reference tool for anyone interested in tax treaty case law. This book is of interest to tax practitioners, multinational enterprises, policymakers, tax administrators, judges and academics.

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843717451
Category: Science
Page: 350
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Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren