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United Nations at a Glance

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This simple, authoritative guide provides a starting point for readers who are new to the UN. In clear language, this book explains what the UN does, how the UN does it, who the actors are, and when historical milestones occurred. Illustrated with photos and stories from the field, the guide examines the work of the UN in international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, and humanitarian action. As a resource to students and teachers alike, additional features include definitions of frequently used terms, rich statistics, questions and answers, and the building blocks of international law. For anyone who wants to learn more about the world's foremost intergovernmental organisation, The United Nations at a Glance is the perfect place to start.

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International peace and security

Since 1948, United Nations-led peacekeeping operations have cost the world a total of about $69 billion; that’s 4.23 per cent of global military spending for the year 2010 alone, estimated at $1.63 trillion.

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