My name is Sergei Shishkin. I served with the UN internal oversight services for twenty two years until I finally retired in 2012. Through my social contacts outside of the Organization, I realized how little the general public knows about it. That prompted me to try to dispel misperceptions about the UN and I began writing. After I finished my book, I started looking for its potential readership and was delighted to find out a number of the UN Associations active in the United States and around the world. It is especially encouraging at the time when global challenges require more cooperation while the trend of unilateralism seems to prevail.
With these thoughts in mind I wrote Controller: the United Nations Inside and Out.
The book is available at the following sites:
I introduced the book to a number of the UN associations in the USA. Here are some of the responses I have received:
I just finished my second reading of Controller, this time slowly and thoroughly. If anything, I found the book to be even better than indicated in my comments last February. In this era when the US government negates the importance of multi-national cooperation and often prefers opinion over fact, Controller is a solid stone in a sea of political sand.
So, congratulations again, and thank you.
President UNA Whittier
I very much enjoyed reading your book, Sergei!
Looking at the UN from the inside offers a view to its complexity and the amazing reality of its existence.
I passed it on to another member to read.
If you have a jpeg attachment, I would be pleased to include it in one of our announcements to all of our CT members.
Dr Joseph J Baxer
United Nations Association of CT
If you find it interesting and/or useful for the purposes of your Association, I would be very grateful if you could introduce it to its members and other people who want to know more about the UN.
I am available should you need any clarification on the issues raised in the book and I would also appreciate your feedback on the book.
Thank you for your attention to my initiative.