Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war was the main motivation for creating the United Nations. Given the ongoing conflicts, wars and terrorist attacks today one is forced to ask: Is there Hope for International Peace and Security? Where have the safeguards gone to?
Blokker, N., Saving Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War: the United Nations Security Council at 75, 2021
In its famous first words, the UN Charter expresses the determination of “the peoples of the United Nations […] to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”.
The League of Nations was the forerunner of the United Nations. It was established under the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty that formally ended World War I. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919. Part I of the Versailles Treaty, i.e.
The United Nations is an international organization, founded in 1945. It was established to promote a set of global values: peace and security, self-determination of peoples, social progress and development, and human dignity.
In this book, John P. Pace provides the most complete account to-date of the United Nations human rights programme, both in substance and in chronological breadth.
The SDG Action Day will take place on 25 September - this year in a virtual setting. Entitled 'Decade of Transformation', there will be a discussion on how we can stimulate sustainable transitions based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Schrijver, N.J. and N.M. Blokker (eds.), Elected Members of the Security Council: Lame Ducks or Key Players?, 2020
This book aims to take a closer look at that role. It considers what role is foreseen for the elected members in the UN Charter, how this evolved in practice, and what “tools” they can deploy.
Group Politics in UN Multilateralism provides a new perspective on diplomacy and negotiations at the United Nations. Very few states ‘act individually’ at the UN; instead they often work within groups such as the Africa Group, the European Union or the Arab League.
Callahan, M.D., The League of Nations, International Terrorism, and British Foreign Policy, 1934-1938, 2018
This book examines the League of Nations, state-supported terrorism, and British foreign policy after the rise of Hitler in the 1930s.
Wempe, S.A., Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, Imperialism, and the League of Nations, 2019
In 1919 the Treaty of Versailles stripped Germany of its overseas colonies. This sudden transition to a post-colonial nation left the men and women invested in German imperialism to rebuild their status on the international stage.