Restless Citizens

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Restless Citizens gives a unique insider's view of how the United Nations treats its employees. Written by Dr. Udoh E. Udom, a retired senior official in the World Health Organization, the book is a robustly critical but deeply informed view of all a … weiterlesen
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Titel: Restless Citizens
Autor/en: Udoh Elijah Udom

ISBN: 0761852247
EAN: 9780761852247
Paperback.
Sprache: Englisch.
Hamilton Books

3. September 2010 - kartoniert - 218 Seiten

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Restless Citizens gives a unique insider's view of how the United Nations treats its employees. Written by Dr. Udoh E. Udom, a retired senior official in the World Health Organization, the book is a robustly critical but deeply informed view of all aspects of UN employment. Excerpted from the foreword by David Antill, School of Law, University of Leicester - UK Words: 60

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Prologue Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Part 4 Part I Introduction Chapter 5 Chapter 1: Why I Wrote this Book Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Becoming an International Civil Servant Chapter 7 Chapter 3: Distressed Organizations Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Leadership Part 9 Part II Living with Insecurity Chapter 10 Chapter 5: Insecurity of Life at the Duty Station Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Insecurity of Personal Property Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Financial Insecurity Chapter 13 Chapter 8: Job Insecurity Chapter 14 Chapter 9: Locally Recruited Staff Chapter 15 Chapter 10: The Myth of Overprotection Part 16 Part III Effects of UN Assignment on Private Life Chapter 17 Chapter 11: The Single Life Chapter 18 Chapter 12: Parenting Part 19 Part IV Official Travel Chapter 20 Chapter 15: Working in Diversity Chapter 21 Chapter 16: Discrimination, Labeling, and Xenophobia Chapter 22 Chapter 17: Language Proficiency Chapter 23 Chapter 18: Change and Reform Chapter 24 Chapter 19: Health of UN Employees Chapter 25 Chapter 20: Deskilling Part 26 Part VI Life after the United Nations Chapter 27 Chapter 21: Retirement Chapter 28 Chapter 22 Statelessness Chapter 29 Chapter 23: Conclusion

Portrait

Udoh Elijah Udom holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a juris doctor degree, a master of laws, and a Ph.D. in government. He joined the World Health Organization in 1984, holding senior legal and management positions. After retiring in 2004, he taught graduate level courses at Strayer University in law, public administration, and political science. He is currently campus dean of Strayer University, Nashville.

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The world is full of restless citizens and Dr. Udom in this eminently readable book paints the picture of international civil servants at the end of the twentieth century. The picture is sometimes gloomy and often exhilarating. The UN is a product of ourworld and not surprisingly it replicates the characteristics of our world. I have had the privilege of observing the international civil service from the perspective of an academic in African universities and have had the privilege of working within the system for nearly twenty years, but most importantly to observe the actors for more than a decade since retirement. The world has significantly changed but one thing is clear that the UN and its staff are necessary to the maintenance of international peace even if it is relative. I would recommend everyone to read this book, especially prospective, active, and retired servants of the non-existent world government. -- Professor Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso, WHO regional director emeritus This book is unique in focusing on the UN employees, especially those who do vital humanitarian work in war-torn and dysfunctional states. In striking contrast to the popular image of international officials as overpaid, underemployed, lazy, and privileged persons engaged in useless bureaucratic work, Udoh Udom presents a startling picture of an overworked and overstressed group of people struggling with insecurities of life, property, finance, and marriage, suffering from family separation, loneliness, and statelessness. This is a welcome antidote to the distorted image of a dedicated band of workers peddled by the right wing media. It should appeal to all with interest in international agencies, global development, and humanitarian work. -- Dharam Ghai, former director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva The world is full of restless citizens and Dr. Udom in this eminently readable book paints the picture of international civil servants at the end of the twentieth century. The picture is sometimes gloomy and often exhilarating. The UN is a product of our world and not surprisingly it replicates the characteristics of our world. I have had the privilege of observing the international civil service from the perspective of an academic in African universities and have had the privilege of working within the system for nearly twenty years, but most importantly to observe the actors for more than a decade since retirement. The world has significantly changed but one thing is clear that the UN and its staff are necessary to the maintenance of international peace even if it is relative. I would recommend everyone to read this book, especially prospective, active, and retired servants of the non-existent world government. -- Professor Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso, WHO regional director emeritus
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