TASK OF NATIONS by Herbert Vere Evatt


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By the President of the United Nations Paris Assembly which convened last fall, this is a competent, confident review and resume of the resolutions passed, the international issues handled- for the most part with considerable success. With an objectivity which allows no personal intrusion or bias, this is a deliberate and detailed summary of the principles of the Charter and the aims of the U.N.; the dangers- and limitations of the Veto; the Greek question, and the success of its mediation; the deadlock over the Berlin blockade; the action on Korea and the future of the Italian colonies; the important Genocide Agreement and the passing of aid to children; one of the greatest achievements, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the provisions it embodies; and the most difficult, most important national issue- that of Palestine, and the way in which U.N. practices and procedures were applied. Other miscellaneous resolutions and debates receive mention, and the book closes with the tenet on which the U.N. will stand or fall- the fundamental faith in one world....A record which has a definite documentary and reference value.

Pub Date: July 7th, 1949
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce