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Encyclopedia of the United Nations, Second Edition, 2-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Jerry Pubantz & John Allphin Moore Jr.
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816069131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6913-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $125.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 341.2303
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 736


Praise for the previous edition:
"...a first-rate job...Recommended for all libraries."—Library Journal, starred review


"...user-friendly and clearly written..."—Booklist

The United Nations was created as a response to the suffering caused by World War II. The goal of the organization, as stated in the Charter of the United Nations, was "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." That goal is as vital today as it was in 1945. While other structures of the cold war era have disappeared completely or have undergone major revisions, the U.N. has gained increasing importance as a collective security response to the challenges that have emerged in this millennium.

Now in two volumes, with more than 100 new and revised entries, Encyclopedia of the United Nations, Second Edition provides a comprehensive update to the United Nations's institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs. This reference puts into context the past 50 years of major world events and the role the United Nations has played in them. Presented in alphabetical format, this book features more than 500 entries that include brief references, longer explanatory essays, and detailed data on the U.N. The appendixes contain important U.N. documents, such as the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and recent Security Council resolutions.

New and revised entries include:

  • African Union
  • Carol Bellamy
  • Hans Blix
  • Climate change
  • Conflict diamonds
  • Darfur
  • Developing countries
  • Election assistance
  • Group of Eight
  • Human trafficking
  • Khmer Rouge trials
  • Ban Ki-moon
  • Millennium Project
  • Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Al-Qaeda
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • Timor-Leste
  • United Nations mission in the Sudan
  • Volcker Report
  • World summit on sustainable development.



Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Appendixes. Cross-references. In two volumes.

About the Author(s)

John Allphin Moore Jr. is professor emeritus of history at California State Polytechnic University. He is a published author of several books, including the textbook The New United Nations with Jerry Pubantz.

Jerry Pubantz is a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Reviews and Awards

"...a concise, authoritative, and readable acquisition for all undergraduate academic and public libraries. Recommended."


“Public and academic libraries that do not own the set will want to consider it strongly, and those with the older edition may opt to replace it.”


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