Academic Reading List for Interns
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General Information on the United Nations
The UN Charter http://www.un.org/en/charter-united-nations/index.html (Español)
UN information https://visit.un.org/content/learn-0
Booklet “Working with ECOSOC” — http://csonet.org/
Journal of the United Nations – (Internet search; daily)
Jussi M. Hanhimäki, The United Nations. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford (2008, 2015) – ebook available through the university.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the 2030 Agenda
United Nations. “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (A/RES/70/1) https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
(Also in Spanish)
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (2018). The SDG Index and Dashboards. http://www.sdgindex.org/ (The SDSN will issue an annual report on each country’s progress towards the SDGs.)
SDGs Knowledge Platform — https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
Climate Change (and Paris Agreement)
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (2015). The Paris Agreement. https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement
Mark Maslin, Global Warming. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford (2009) — ebook available through the university.
Paul Hawkin, Drawdown. https://www.drawdown.org/
Pope Francis, Encyclical “Laudato Si.” Vatican. http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
(Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” had an impact in the formulation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.)
Politics and NGOs
Tom Fletcher, The Naked Diplomat. Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age. William Collins (2016). (Important for the “citizen diplomat” in the age of social media.)
Review information, especially “About Us,” at Augustinians International — http://augustinians-un.org/
John Paul Szura, “Multilevel Community Witnessing. Augustinians International” in It is Good for Us to be Here. Catholic Religious Institutes as NGOs at the United Nations. Emeka Xris Obiezu, et al, eds. Xlibris (2015) 26-31. (Access at http://augustinians-un.org/
Kevin Ahern, “Mediating the Global Common Good: Catholic NGOs and the Future of Global Governance” in Public Theology and the Global Common Good. The Contribution of David Hollenbach, SJ., K. Ahern et al, eds., Orbis (2016) 14-25.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Building the New American Economy. Smart, Fair, & Sustainable. Columbia University (2017). (Proposed application of the SDGs to the USA).