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Annual Review of United Nations Affairs: 2013/2014: Volumes I - VI

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Karl P. Sauvant
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The 2013-2014 Edition Released in annual editions of 6 volumes, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs is the only thorough annual survey of major developments at the United Nations. The 2013/2014 edition includes the full text of all General Assembly, Security Council, and ECOSOC resolutions from the 68th United Nations session (Sept. 2013 to Sept. 2014), along with other key UN documents, including selected reports to the Security Council and selected reports to ECOSOC. This edition also includes a Preface by the series editors as well as five introductory articles written by expert contributors. These introductions offer invaluable guidance on the activities of various United Nations bodies, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice and Tribunals, and the Secretariat. The Annual Review of United Nations Affairs series Since the publication of its first edition in 1950, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs has stood as the authoritative resource for scholars, students, and practitioners researching the latest developments at the United Nations. From introductory articles on particular topics, prepared by experts on the relevant United Nations bodies, to the full-text presentation of reports and resolutions and the helpful subject index, ARUNA provides a comprehensive tour of each year's UN actions and debates. The expert selection of documents by Joachim Muller and Karl Sauvant and the topic-based organization of those documents make any researcher's task much easier than the vast searching and sorting required by the UN's website. The series' topic-based organization of the materials and subject index lend invaluable guidance to all researchers. Beginning with the 2010/2011 edition, detailed commentaries on the various UN bodies by experts on the relevant topics were added to each annual edition, and the analysis provided in these commentaries has helped to make ARUNA a more complete resource for anyone engaged in research on the activities of the United Nations. ARUNA presents comprehensive documentation of the work of the UN on an annual basis, starting in September of each year with the beginning of the regular sessions of the General Assembly. Coverage of and commentary on the UN's key organs are provided, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. In addition, selected reports of intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are included. ARUNA is an important reference source for policy-makers and academic researchers alike.

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Preface to the Annual Review of United Nations 2013/2014 by Joachim Muller and Karl P. Sauvant
Contributors and Co-editors
Calendar of Conferences and Meetings of the United Nations, September 17, 2013, to September 15, 2014
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1: General Assembly
A. Commentary by Professor John R. Mathiason: The General Assembly-Planning the World's Future
B. Regular Documentation
1. Statement to the General Assembly by Mr. John William Ashe, President of the General Assembly, following the opening of the sixty-eighth session, A/68/PV.1, September 17, 2013, pp. 1-3
2. Statement to the General Assembly by Mr. John William Ashe, President of the General Assembly, on the closing of the sixty-eighth session, A/68/PV.109, September 15, 2014, pp. 9-12
3. Agenda of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, A/68/251, September 20, 2013, and Add.1, 7 November 2013, Add.2, 7 March 2014, Add.3, 14 April 2014, and Add.4, 7 July 2014
C. Selected Documentation
1. Summary by the President of the General Assembly of the sixth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, 7 and 8 October 2013, New York, A/68/627, November 29, 2013
2. Report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals, A/68/970, August 12, 2014
D. Resolutions Adopted by the General Assembly at Its Sixty-eighth Session
Chapter 2: Security Council
A. Commentary by Jacques Fomerand: The Security Council-Searching for a Consensus and Coping with New Threats, Laboriously
B. Regular Documentation
Report of the Security Council, 1 August 2013-31 July 2014, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 2), A/69/2, 2014
C. Selected Documentation of the Security Council
1. Letter dated 14 January 2013 from the Charge d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [urging the Security Council to refer the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic to the International Criminal Court], A/67/694-S/2013/19, January 16, 2013
2. Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic, S/2013/470, August 5, 2013
3. Report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August 2013, A/67/997-S/2013/553, September 16, 2013
4. Letter dated 16 September 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council [with Findings and recommendations of the United Nations multidisciplinary mission to the Central African Republic, 21-26 August 2013], S/2013/557, September 16, 2013
5. Letter dated 19 September 2013 from the Permanent Representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [with Framework for elimination of Syrian chemical weapons], A/68/398-S/2013/565, September 24, 2013
6. Letter dated 31 December 2013 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities addressed to the President of the Security Council [with Report of the Committee], S/2013/792, December 31, 2013
7. Australia, France, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America: draft resolution [on Syria], S/2014/115, February 22, 2014
8. Report of the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic submitted pursuant to paragraph 48 of Security Council resolution 2127 (2013), S/2014/142, March 3, 2014
9. Report of the Security Council mission to Mali, 1-3 February 2014, S/2014/173, March 11, 2014
10. Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) [on Syria], S/2014/208, March 24, 2014
11. Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia (including the African Union), S/2014/341, May 13, 2014
12. Implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) [on Syria], Report of the Secretary-General, S/2014/611, August 21, 2014
13. Letter dated 3 September 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [with Concept paper on Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters], S/2014/648, September 3, 2014
D. Resolutions Adopted by the Security Council
E. Statements by the President of the Security Council
Chapter 3: Economic and Social Council
A. Commentary by Tim Wall: The Economic and Social Council-Ushering in a Brave New Area
B. Regular Documentation
Report of the Economic and Social Council for 2014, A/69/3, August 20, 2014
C. Selected Documentation
1. Implementation of General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, Report of the Secretary-General, A/69/63-E/2014/10, February 6, 2014
2. Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda, Note by the Secretary-General, E/2014/53, March 27, 2014
3. Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future, Report of the Secretary-General, E/2014/61, April 17, 2014
4. Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General, A/69/80-E/2014/68, April 29, 2014
5. Summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council of the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (New York, 14 and 15 April 2014), A/69/83-E/2014/71, May 13, 2014
D. Resolutions Adopted by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Chapter 4: International Court of Justice and Tribunals
A. Commentary by Professor Alexander K.A. Greenawalt: The International Court of Justice and International Criminal Tribunals-Continuity and Change
B. Regular Documentation
1. Report of the International Court of Justice, 1 August 2013-31 July 2014, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 4), A/69/4, 2014
2. Report of the International Criminal Court, 1 August 2013-31 July 2014, A/69/321, September 18, 2014
3. Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 1 July 2013-30 June 2014, A/69/206-S/2014/546, August 1, 2014
4. Report of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1 August 2013-31 July 2014, A/69/225-S/2014/556, August 1, 2014
Chapter 5: Secretariat: Annual Reports
A. Commentary by Dr. Khalil A. Hamdani: The Secretariat-Cooperation in a Time of Conflict
B. Regular Documentation
1. United Nations: Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization for 2013/2014, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 1), A/69/1, 2014
2. Annual Overview Report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination for 2013, E/2014/69, May 5, 2014
3. United Nations Children's Fund: Annual Report of the Executive Director-performance and results for 2013, including report on implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review, E/ICEF/2014/6, April 4, 2014
4. United Nations Development Programme: Annual report of the Administrator of UNDP on the strategic plan-performance and results for 2013, DP/2014/11, May 20, 2014
5. United Nations Population Fund: Report of the Executive Director for 2013-progress in implementing the UNFPA Strategic Plan, 2008-2013, DP/FPA/2014/5 (Part I), May 9, 2014
6. United Nations Office for Project Services: Annual Report of the Executive Director, DP/OPS/2014/2, April 11, 2014
7. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Report of the High Commissioner for 2013/2014, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 36), A/69/36, 2014
8. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Report of the High Commissioner for 2013/2014, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 12), A/69/12, 2014
9. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Report of the Commissioner-General for 2013, Official Records of the General Assembly (Supplement No. 13), A/69/13, 2014
10. World Food Programme: Annual Report of the Executive Director for 2013, E/2014/14, June 18, 2014
11. UN-Women: Report of the Under-Secretary-General/Executive Director on progress made on the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women strategic plan, 2011-2013, including operational activities in 2013, UNW/2014/2, April 22, 2014
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About the author: 

Joachim Muller is Director for Management and Finance at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna. He was previously with the UN system for 30 years as Director for Resource Management at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Controller at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, at the UN Secretariat, New York, and at the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna. He has been a UN election observer in Namibia and Angola and written extensively on UN reform and management, including The Challenge of Working Together (2010), The Struggle for Legitimacy and Effectiveness (2006), The Quiet Revolution (2001), and New Initiatives and Past Efforts (1997). He has a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Economics and Management Studies from Oxford University, Nuffield College.; Karl P. Sauvant is Resident Senior Fellow at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. Before that, he was the Founding Executive Director of the VCC and Director of UNCTAD's Investment Division. He is the author of, or responsible for, a substantial number of publications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and an Honorary Fellow of the European International Business Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

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