Introduction: Has the UN Failed?

  • Evan Luard
  • Derek Heater


Governments, in all countries and of all political persuasions, continually affirm, in as many as possible of their public statements, their undying devotion to the United Nations and all its purposes and principles. They continually express, as often as they decently can, as they have done for the past half-century, their determination to uphold its objectives, to strengthen its effectiveness, and to love, cherish and preserve it in every possible way.


Security Council World Politics Permanent Member Domestic Jurisdiction Political Persuasion 
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Further Reading

  1. J. Kaufmann, United Nations Decision Making (Rockville, MD, 1980).Google Scholar
  2. A. Roberts and B. Kingsbury (eds), United Nations, Divided World (Oxford, 1988).Google Scholar
  3. UN Department of Public Information, Basic Facts about the United Nations (New York, published annually).Google Scholar

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© Pauline Williamson and Derek Heater 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evan Luard
  • Derek Heater

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