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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume E–14, Part 1, Documents on the United Nations, 1973–1976

Editor:
William B. McAllister
General Editor:
Edward C. Keefer

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2008

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

This volume documents the foreign policy of the Nixon and Ford administrations concerning issues that were primarily negotiated in United Nations bodies, other international governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The topics covered in this volume are related to the chapters in Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E–2, Documents on Global Issues 1973-1976. In both volumes, the issues addressed crossed “traditional” bilateral and regional boundaries, often dealt with topics not previously given to sustained, high-level negotiations, and frequently required novel approaches, integrated thinking, and revision of bureaucratic organizations. The table of contents provides the best idea of the kinds of issues documented by this volume: population policy, food policy, women’s issues, general United Nation affairs, and controversies surrounding United Nations membership. This is by no means a complete list of the global issues and United Nations topics that the Nixon and Ford administrations confronted. Others, such as energy, disarmament, transnational economic issues, and refugee policy, are covered in separate volumes in the 1969–1976 subseries. It is the opinion of the editor that this volume covers the era most faithfully by focusing on those topics that the Nixon and Ford administrations recognized as distinctly global issues dealt with on a transnational basis, primarily through the United Nations. Topics treated primarily on a bilateral or regional basis can be found in other volumes in this subseries.

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