2020 Book Award
Friends of ACUNS offers a $1000 US award for best recent book

The Friends of ACUNS, an endowment fund established to support ACUNS and its activities, is announcing a $1000 award for the best recent book on the UN.  The award will go to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best book that focuses on some aspect of the United Nations and/or the United Nations System.  The competition is limited to books, not other types of publications.  Books published in the last 3 years, since January 2017, are eligible. Authors need not be members of ACUNS.  You may nominate your own publication or that of someone else.  The award will be announced at the ACUNS June 2020 Annual Meeting in London.

Three copies of the book must be received by March 15, 2020.  An impartial committee of three persons will review the publications and make the decision.  Publications should be sent c/o: Jacques Fomerand, 344 Highwood Ave, Leonia, New Jersey, USA.

We are very excited about this award which we hope will highlight outstanding research and writing on the United Nations.  We encourage ACUNS members and nonmembers alike to nominate outstanding works.  If you have any questions, please contact Jacques Fomerand at: [email protected]

Previous Winners

  • 2018 Herman T. Salton, Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda
  • 2016 Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, and Bruno Stagno Ugarte, The UN Security Council in the 21st Century
  • 2014 Guglielmo Verdirame, The UN and Human Rights: Who Guards the Guardians?
  • 2012 Nico Schrijver, Development Without Destruction: The UN and Global Resource Management
  • 2010 Lise Morjé Howard, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars
  • 2009 Benjamin N. Schiff, Building the International Criminal Court
  • 2008 Ramesh Thakur, The United Nations, Peace and Security: From Collective Security to the Responsibility to Protect

For more information on the Friends of ACUNS Book Award please contact Jacques Fomerand — [email protected].

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