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A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century (Hardback)

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From September 2011 to September 2012,

Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session

of the "world's parliament" - the United Nations General Assembly. It was a

critical moment in international affairs as the UN responded to a range of

global challenges, from the world financial crisis to the Arab Spring. In A

Year at the Helm of the General Assembly, Al-Nasser presents a high-level

look inside the organization, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, its

successes and struggles. He recounts dramatic moments, such as replacing the

Libyan delegation, and a tireless schedule of overseas travel, including joint

visits with the Secretary-General to Libya and Somalia. His work takes him from

major international summits such as the Conference on Sustainable Development

in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20) to the European Parliament, which he was the

first General Assembly President to address, to academic institutions from

Oxford to Moscow to Morocco.


structures the book as he did his 66th session, around four main

themes or "pillars:" mediation, UN reform, natural disaster prevention and

response, and sustainable development.He offers a wide range of recommendations to intergovernmental

institutions, to states, to the public sector, and to individuals. Al-Nasser was determined to leave behind

a General Assembly that the people of the world could look up to and depend on.

This volume is a testament to all that he accomplished in that regard, and a

unique resource for those interested in knowing more about the world's most

representative body at a crucial moment in history.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutions Publisher: New York University Press Publication Date: 22/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9781479862009  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser served as the President of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly (2011-2012) and is currently the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. A veteran diplomat, he has contributed to advancing the multilateral agenda in the realms of peace and security, sustainable development, and South-South cooperation over a career spanning nearly four decades. Ban Ki-moon is Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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