This course introduces the purpose and principles of the United Nations, its institutional framework, and its active leadership role in the global pursuit for peace, security, and development. The legal foundations of the Organization are discussed, as well as applications of international humanitarian law, human rights, and the protection of civilians. Practical field techniques for communication, negotiation, and mediation as well as the general obligations and responsibilities of UN field personnel are also presented. Subject matter and objectives for this course are based on UN policy, doctrine, and related resources.This revised edition provides both historical context and contemporary discussion regarding the UN's adaptive response and service to the dynamic global community. These points are especially relevant as the Organization begins a new era on its 70th anniversary in 2015 with the completion of the Millennium Development Goals and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nine lessons. COURSE AUTHOR: Mr. Julian Harston is a retired Assistant Secretary-General to the United Nations who previously served as the Representative of the Secretary-General in Belgrade, Serbia in 2009 as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for MINURSO, Western Sahara from 2007 to 2009. Currently, Mr. Harston is an independent consultant on matters of international peace and security. He also lectures at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany and at the Polish Institute for Diplomacy in Warsaw.
Number of pages: 221 [English]
Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [07-27-15]