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The United Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9540-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 341
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 144

Summary

Founded at the end of World War II in 1945, the United Nations was created to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations on equal terms, and encourage international cooperation in solving intractable human problems. With more than 190 member states, the United Nations seeks to enhance economic and social development, support human rights and other humanitarian affairs, create and uphold international law, and work toward world peace and security.

Specifications

Full-color photographs, maps, and graphs. Sidebars. Chronology. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller is associate professor of government and political affairs and director of the office of Global Education and Partnerships at Millersville University. She is the author of several articles and chapters on international organizations, including “United Nations” and “United Nations Radio” in Censorship: An International Encyclopedia.

Reviews and Awards

“…particularly informative…Highly accessible for readers…a ‘must purchase’ for school libraries…Highly Recommended.”


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