The United Nations; How it Works and What it Does

In the first edition of this book the late Evan Luard questioned whether or not the United Nations had failed and suggested ways in which the institution could be improved. Into this context he placed analyses of the operation of the Security Council, the General Assembly, economic and social bodies, the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission, the Secretariat and the Budget. In preparing this new edition Derek Heater has updated the core material and written a new concluding chapter showing how, since the mid-1980s, the United Nations has acquired a new lease of life.