Principal Organs

Edward C. Luck

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 Principal Organs

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This article discusses the proposals on the negotiating tables at the World Summit that deals with four of the principal organs: the General Assembly, ECOSOC, the Security Council, and the suspended Trusteeship Council. These proposals are situated in a proper historical context. It is also stressed that reform is a process and not an event, and that the United Nations adapts to changing circumstances faster than it adopts structural reform.

Keywords: proposals; World Summit; principal organs; ECOSOC; General Assembly; Trusteeship Council; Security Council; historical context; structural reform

Article.  11343 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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