The United Nations: The Organisation at the Heart of International Diplomacy (History) (English Edition)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the United Nations in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the history and principal achievements of the United Nations. The UN was founded in 1945 in the aftermath of the bloodiest war the world had ever seen, with its founding members aiming to maintain international peace and security and prevent destruction on such a vast scale from taking place again. Nowadays, the organisation consists of 193 members, meaning that almost every country in the world is represented, and its work spans a number of fields, including peacekeeping, the defence of human rights and sustainable development.

In just 50 minutes you will:

•Gain an understanding of the structure, aims and functioning of the United Nations
•Learn about its main areas of activity and key related bodies
•Understand the criticisms that have been levelled at the UN and the challenges facing it in the future

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