Jeffrey Laurenti

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


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This article examines UN financing and its ability to act. It begins by looking at a charter framework and the changes or adjustments made to several economic data. It then discusses the UN peacekeeping activities and assessments for several countries, followed by the first financial crisis of the UN in the early 1960s. The article also covers budget approval, voluntary contributions, and alternative financing.

Keywords: UN financing; charter framework; economic data; adjustments; UN peacekeeping activities; assessments; financial crisis; budget approval; voluntary contributions; alternative financing

Article.  11480 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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