An Intellectual history of the United Nations

The United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) is an independent activity located at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Originally concentrating on the economic and social arena, it was intended to include peace and security activities, thus covering the entire waterfront of UN activities. UNIHP comprises a series of books on 11 topics that range from international trade and finance to global governance via gender and global resource management (see for full details). Under each of these topics the history of ideas launched by the UN family will be traced. Did they come from within the Secretariat, or from outside the UN through governments, NGOs, or experts? Were these ideas discarded without discussion or after deliberation? Were they discussed, adapted (or distorted), and then mplemented? What happened afterwards?