Happy birthday, UN! Friday, October 24, is United Nations Day, the anniversary of the UN Charter creating this body going into effect. The Secretary-General issues a statement every year in honor of this anniversary. How will you celebrate?
Learn more about the UN from its “UN at a glance” web page, or use resources from Andersen Library! Search “Books, Media, and more (UW Whitewater)” for Library holdings such as the books The United Nations system: A reference handbook (2006, online), Interventions: A life in war and peace (2012, 2nd-floor Browsing Books D839.7.A56 A3 2012), Human rights at the UN: The political history of universal justice (2008, online), and Preventive diplomacy at the UN (2008, online).
Watch UN Web TV! You can see featured videos like “The UN Turns 70,” “Africa is Rising,” or “United Nations: Protecting our Planet.” There also is a schedule of live UN meetings that you can view.
Search databases for articles such as “The United Nations Global Compact: An institutionalist perspective” (Journal of Business Ethics, 2014, vol.122:no.2, pp.217-223) and “United Nations peacekeeping and civilian protection in civil war” (American Journal of Political Science, 2013, vol.57:no.4, pp.875-891).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.