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PJS 296A Topic: The UN as an Instrument of Peace

Course Description: This course will highlight the practical work that the United Nations is doing throughout the world in assuaging human suffering, and in peacekeeping and peace building. Among the topics covered will be the role of the UN in creating and enforcing international law, and in peacekeeping, as well as the work of the various UN agencies such as The United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The contributions of the non-governmental organizations (NGO's) attached to the UN and their work in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and world peace will also be discussed.


3 credits