Video — 1 videodisc (47 min. ) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
"Is the U.N. still relevant? This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the efforts of diplomats trying to pass a Security Council resolution authorizing the deployment of a peacekeeping force to Darfur. In 2005, the United Nations Security Council adopted a new doctrine to protect the world's populations from genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing. But implementing this doctrine -- specifically to the Darfur region in Sudan -- became far more complicated. In closed door meetings, sitting in on phone calls, and in the Security Council chamber, we see diplomats, alongside Kofi Annan, press for the passage of this mandate. And we also see the difficulties inherent in their mission. " -- Container.