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Negotiating at the United Nations, a practitioner's guide, Rebecca E. Webber Gaudiosi, Jimena Leiva-Roesch and Ye-Min Wu

This book offers a comprehensive practitioner's guide to negotiating at the United Nations. Although much of the content can be applied broadly, the guide focuses onnavigating multilateral negotiations at the UN. The book is a tool to help new UN negotiators, explaining basic negotiation concepts and offering insight into the complexities of the UN system. Italsooffers a playbook for cooperation for negotiators at any level, exploring the dynamics of relationships and alliances, the art of chairing a negotiation, and the importance of balancing the power asymmetries present in any multilateral discussion.The book proposes improvements to the UN negotiation process and looks at the impact of information technologies on negotiation dynamics; it alsoshares stories from women UN delegates,illustrating what it means to be a female negotiator at the UN. This book is an exploration of the power of the individual in any negotiation, and of the responsibility all negotiators have in wielding that power to speak for a better world. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, global governance, foreign policy, and International Relations, as well as practitioners and policymakers
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword by Ambassador Tommy Koh; Foreword by Christiana Figueres; The story behind this book; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; PART ONE: Negotiator Tool-Kit; 1. Negotiating the hard stuff; The difficult negotiation: What trade-offs will you make? Will the parties emerge victorious?; Notes; 2. Aren't interests and positions the same thing?; Different sets of interests vs. bargaining positions; "Ladder of inference"; Neutral mindset and being self-aware; Conclusion; Notes
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (177 pages)
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