Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the most popular guide to the United Nations for students and interested readers
“My UN bible. Linda Fasulo knows all the right questions and brings back all the answers readers need to know to navigate the UN.”—Olivia Ward, Toronto Star
“The perfect guide to the global work on peace, development and human rights. It is ‘hands on’ and practical.”―Jan Eliasson, former UN Deputy Secretary-General
Prominent NPR journalist Linda Fasulo’s guide to the United Nations has established a reputation as the most lively, authoritative, and insightful book on its subject. Thoroughly revised and updated, with many new interviews of diplomats, experts, and officials, this fourth edition remains indispensable for understanding the UN’s role and impact on the world today.
About the Author
Linda Fasulo, a longtime independent correspondent for National Public Radio, is based at the United Nations. She previously worked as UN reporter for NBC News, MSNBC, and U.S. News & World Report.
“An Insider’s Guide is my UN bible. Linda Fasulo knows all the right questions and brings back all the answers readers need to know to navigate the UN.”—Olivia Ward, Toronto Star
“With highly readable and journalistic clarity, the author leads readers through the complex organizational structure of the United Nations. Her concise and entertaining narrative sheds light on its mission, evolution, and controversies.”—Jackie Gropman and Susan Woodcock, School Library Journal
“This book is a must read for anyone interested in international affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“I can attest that this work reflects real-ground truth about what happens at the United Nations, with timely insights and examples."―John D. Negroponte, former US Ambassador to the UN
“Linda Fasulo’s book about the United Nations is the perfect guide to the global work on peace, development and human rights. It is ‘hands on’ and practical as well as pointing to principles and values crucial to international cooperation.”―Jan Eliasson, former UN Deputy Secretary-General
“Linda Fasulo’s book will become the indispensable source on the United Nations for everyone from students to diplomats.”―Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
“Fasulo has produced a living primer for those interested in finding their way around the UN. It is an excellent book—full of solid fact and juicy opinion—just the kind of thing everyone wants to read.”—Shashi Tharoor, former UN Under‑Secretary‑General for Communications
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