In This Review

The United Nations Secretariat
The United Nations Secretariat
By Theodor Meron
Lexington Books, 1977, 208 pp.

Combining his insights as a scholar and career diplomat, Meron assesses historical trends in the development of the international civil services. He argues that politicization of the processes of appointment and promotion has paralleled the admission of a majority of members from the less developed world; unless reversed, this process will continue to erode the efficiency and objectivity of the Secretariat.