Political Ethics and The United Nations: The Political by Manuel Froehlich

By Manuel Froehlich

According to a wealth of assets, records and interviews, and together with formerly unpublished fabric, this e-book explores the rules of the political ethics of Dag Hammarskj?ld, the second one Secretary-General of the United countries, analyzing how they encouraged his activities in different key concern occasions. Hammarskj?ld’s political recommendations, corresponding to the production of peacekeeping forces, using inner most international relations and the idea that of the overseas civil provider, have been daring makes an attempt at translating the goals and rules of the UN constitution into concrete concept and motion. Kofi Annan defined Hammarskj?ld’s process as an invaluable guide to facing the issues of a globalized international. delivering a topical viewpoint on a topic that has now not lately been explored, this e-book analyzes Hammarskj?ld’s successes and screw ups in a fashion which bargains insights into modern difficulties, and in doing so presents an important and unique contribution to UN stories. Political Ethics and The United international locations could be of curiosity to scholars of the United international locations, peace reports, and diplomacy normally.

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99 may also be an eminently political action (Bourloyannis 1990: 659). The wording of Art. 99 is very unspecific; at first glance it offers only a flimsy basis for concrete political action. However, as a principle, the more general the wording of the Charter, the more potential and scope it offers to the Secretary-General. In this vein Boutros-Ghali calls the openness in the provisions of the Charter ‘not a liability but an asset’ (1996a: 86). Regarded superficially, the effects of Art. 99 in practice seem to be negligible: officially Art.

Thus, they may be supplemented by others under the pressure of circumstances and in the light of experience if these additional procedures are not in conflict with what is prescribed. … In this respect, the United Nations, as a living organism, has the necessary scope for continuous adaptation of its constitutional life to the needs. : 448–9) The experience gained since 1956 in using new techniques convinces Hammarskjöld that exploiting the full potential and methods indicated in the Charter is not enough; he declares legitimate other methods that are not explicitly named in the Charter, but do not conflict with its objectives.

Whenever the Security Council reached an impasse and could not agree on a course of action and the General Assembly did not want to become active, the Secretary-General was brought into play through Art. 11). For this reason, Bailey sees Art. 98 as even more crucial to the Secretary-General’s political role than Art. 99 (1962a: 37). 16). The Secretary-General’s actual role is thus a consequence of interpreting and implementing the vague provisions of the Charter in the light of the respective political constellations.

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