By Linda Fasulo
“Linda Fasulo’s publication becomes the crucial resource at the United countries for everybody from scholars to diplomats. I retain it convenient on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy institution of presidency, Harvard University
“No one understands the massive photograph and internal workings of the UN larger than Linda Fasulo. This booklet is a must-read for somebody attracted to overseas affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“A sprightly, authoritative travel of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, background, personalities, and most important concerns. My scholars locate it fantastically equips them with an exceptional figuring out of the UN.”—John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University
“Fasulo brings to the fore the problems and controversies that encompass today’s United Nations.”—Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., nationwide version United Nations
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In that sense, Koﬁ has performed an extraordinary act of self-levitation. He hovers above the UN system, so to speak, in everybody’s imagination, somehow personally not tainted by the shortcomings of the UN. ’’ The next Secretary General, Malloch Brown fears, will have to start from zero to build his or her credibility. A more charitable view might be that Annan’s longest coattail is the cohort of smart and idealistic personnel he has appointed to important positions in the Secretariat. Will Our Luck Hold?
The council is presided over by the president, an o≈ce that rotates monthly, according to the English alphabetical listing of SC member states. It takes nine votes to pass a resolution. A permanent member can abstain from voting if it does not want to take a public stand on the measure. However, if it objects to the measure but cannot ﬁnd the votes to defeat it, it can exercise a veto as a last resort. Each member of the P5 has used the veto. Vetoes were more common during the cold war, when the world was divided into Communist and nonCommunist blocs, but in recent years they have become rare (see Table 1).
So the word ‘‘permanent’’ shouldn’t be taken too literally, but it conveniently denotes the key person in a delegation of representatives. The current US Permanent Representative is John Negroponte, who succeeded Richard Holbrooke in 2001. The US Permanent Rep has the highest-visibility job at the UN, 33 34 american ambassadors US Permanent Representatives to the UN, 1946–2002 Edward R. Stettinius Jr. (March 1946–June 1946) Herschel V. Johnson (acting) (June 1946–January 1947) Warren R. Austin (January 1947–January 1953) Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.