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Preventive diplomacy at the UN

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The concept of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations since it wasfirst articulated by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld a half-century ago. Successivegenerations of diplomats and statesmen have invested in the idea that diplomatic efforts might beable to head off international conflicts and disasters. Dramatic successes, such as the CubanMissile Crisis of 1962, contrast with dramatic failures, such as the inability of UN efforts to haltthe invasion of Iraq in 2003. In this careful study, distinguished former UN civil servant BertrandG. Ramcharan traces the history of the practice of preventive diplomacy by UNSecretaries-General, the Security Council, and other UN organizations, and assesses the recordof preventive diplomacy and examines its prospects in an age of genocide and terrorism.

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table_of_contents Series editors' foreword / by Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. Weiss -- Foreword / by Leon Gordenker -- Preface and acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Secretaries-General on preventive diplomacy -- Introduction -- Preventive diplomacy in the concert of Europe, the Hague Peace Conferences, the League of Nations, and the UN Charter -- UN policies and doctrines of preventive diplomacy -- The practice of preventive diplomacy by the Security Council -- The practice of preventive diplomacy by the Secretaries-General -- Preventive diplomacy during the Cuban missile crisis -- The practice of preventive diplomacy by representatives of the Secretary-General and UN subregional offices -- The preventive role of UN peacekeepers and observers -- Preventive diplomacy in the economic, social, human rights, and humanitarian fields -- Preventive diplomacy in an age of genocide, terrorism, and nontraditional threats to security -- Cooperative preventive diplomacy with regional and subregional organizations -- Conclusion: some thoughts for the future -- Notes -- Index.
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