This essay focuses on the developments that are most important for the current and future roles of the United Nations post Cold War. The U.N.'s involvement in the ending of the colonial system and in providing help to Third World economies establishes the basis for the present-day assumption that it is the responsibility of the world organization to shore up societies that collapse, or threaten to collapse, into disorder.
Inis L. Claude, Jr.,
The United Nations of the Cold War: Contributions to the Post-Cold War Situation,
18 Fordham Int'l L.J. 789
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