By Linda Fasulo
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“No one is aware the massive photo and internal workings of the UN higher than Linda Fasulo. This e-book is a must-read for a person drawn to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
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Part of our debate here in the US has always turned around the issue of what does the UN mean to me? My answer to any American today is it means as much as national security and foreign policy should mean to you. ’’ —John Negroponte, US Ambassador to the UN CHAPTER 2 UN Founding Documents Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 2 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
UN/DPI photo by Sergey Bermeniev. secretary general and secretariat 29 Blame It on the Politicians ‘‘An awful lot of us did graduate school in the US. . We feel comfortable with Americans because they are more multiculturally tolerant than other nationalities. The perverse thing is, the only one who doesn’t like the UN is the American government. ’’ —Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP So impressive has Annan been that the Security Council nominated him for a second term, ahead of schedule, and the General Assembly approved the choice by acclamation.
An upshot was the creation of a new post, Deputy Secretary General of the UN, established in 1997 to help manage the Secretariat and coordinate UN programs and activities, especially those relating to economic and social development. Annan, who has sought to raise the status of women at the Secretariat, appointed Canadian Louise Fréchette to the new position. Annan, Rights Advocate Annan’s reform e√orts have generated mostly positive comment from experts, the public, and other interested observers, except in the controversial area of human rights.