The United Nations and the Pacific Islands

Springer Cham
XLII, 306
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United Nations University Series on Regionalism
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This book critically examines the relationship between the United Nations Organization and the small states of the Pacific islands. It provides an in-depth coverage of the United Nations, coupled with how Pacific Small Island Developing States interact. It covers three themes, the first one being the position of the UN on the Pacific Islands, which examines the role of the many UN organs, agencies and programs in strengthening individual countries and the region as a whole. It examines the manner in which the UN’s activities have benefited Pacific nations, territories and peoples. The second theme deals with the Pacific states in the UN, and examines the participation of Pacific nations and territories in the UN’s various organs, agencies, and programmes. It analyses the contribution they have made to the effectiveness of the organization, as distinct from the benefits they have sought to gain from it. The third and last theme deals with small states in global public policy, taking a broader look at how small states are faring within the UN system in the age of global discourse on shared public goods/public policy concerns.

Development of the Pacific Island Countries; United Nation's Trusteeship Council; Preparation for Self-Determination; UN and the Assistance with Independence Constitutions; Continuing Decolonization; Social and Economic Developments in the Pacific; Investigation of Pacific Participation; Establishment of Permanent Missions at the UN; The Security Council; Economic and Social Council; Engaging with UN Bodies and Programmes; Human Rights Reporting and Pacific Regionalism and the UN