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A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser


From September 2011 to September 2012, Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session of the “world's parliament”—the United Nations General Assembly. It was a critical moment in international affairs as the UN responded to a range of global challenges, from the world financial crisis to the Arab Spring. This book presents a high-level look inside the organization, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and struggles. It recounts dramatic moments, such as replacing the Libyan delegation, and a tireless schedule of overseas travel, including joint v ... More

Keywords: United Nations General Assembly, Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, international affairs, mediation, UN reform, natural disaster prevention, natural disaster response, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479862009
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, author