Diversity, the Family and the United Nations
Norman, Ruth, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
THE UN, AN AREA OF DIVERSITY
The United Nations, with 186 member countries, is an amalgam of diversity. Among those working at and with the United Nations headquarters in New York are persons with a wide variety of religions, family traditions, economic and political structures, dress, customs, languages, and values. These ingrained cultural differences affect attitudes toward fellow workers and each of the issues considered at the UN. The differences impact the way programs are planned and implemented; in an organization that strives for consensus, differences often make decisionmaking a slow and arduous progress.
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Publication information: Article title: Diversity, the Family and the United Nations. Contributors: Norman, Ruth - Author. Journal title: Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Volume: 92. Issue: 3 Publication date: January 1, 2000. Page number: 71+. © American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Apr 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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