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US & the UN

(see also United Nations, Militarization of Foreign Policy, Human Rights Advocacy & Foreign Policy Reform)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

Women's Rights: Why Not? Nicholas Kristof, NY Times (6/18/02). Why does US still refuse to sign UN treaty banning such harsh treatment of women as in this case from Pakistan.

UN Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1987).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Campaign for UN Reform.

Global Policy Forum.

United Nations Association of the USA.

In the Library: Articles

Cook, Blanche Wiesen. "Eleanor Roosevelt & Human Rights," in Edward Crapol (ed.) Women & American Foreign Policy (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1992).

Johnson, M. Glen. "The contributions of Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt to the development of international protection for human rights," Human Rights Quarterly 9,1 (1987):33-47.

Kaufman, Natalie Hevener & David Whiteman. "Opposition to human rights treaties in the US Senate: the legacy of the Bricker Amendment," Human Rights Quarterly 10,3 (1988):309-37.

Lynch, Marc. "Using and abusing the UN, redux," MERIP Report 225 (win 2002).

Williams, Ian. "Helms’s coffee for Kofi," Nation (3/3/97):21-24.

__________. "Boutros-Ghali bites back," Nation (6/14/99):62-66. Review essay on Boutros-Ghali, Unvanquished.

__________. "UNilateral moves," In These Times (6/10/02):11-12. On recent successful US effort to replace widely respected UN officials: Mary Robinson, High Commissioner for Human Rights; Robert Watson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); & Jose Mauricio Bustani, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) -- all seen as stumbling-blocks to Bush Administration policies. Next to fall may be Hans Blix of UNMOVIC, charged with Iraqi arms inspection, Terje Roed Larsen (Special Coordinator for Middle East peace effort) & Peter Hansen of UNRWA (agency assisting Palestinian refugees), all seen as biased against Israel.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bennis, Phyllis & Michael Moushabeck (eds.) Altered States: A Reader on the New World Order (NY: Olive Branch, 1993).

__________. Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN (2nd. ed.; NY: Olive Branch, 2000).

Boutros-Ghali, Boutros. Unvanquished: A US-UN Saga (NY: Random House, 1999).

Forsythe, David P. (ed.) The U.S. & Human Rights. Looking Inward & Outward (Lincoln NE, 2000).

Glendon, Mary Ann. A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (NY: Random House, 2001).

Mittal, A. & P. Rosset (eds.) America Needs Human Rights (Oakland CA, 1999).

Schultz, William F. In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All (Boston: Beacon, 2001).

UN General Assembly. Convention on the Rights of the Child (Ottawa, 1991).

UN. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Washington, 1988).

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