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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Reforming the United Nations Hardbound Set

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ISBN13: 9789041103321
ISBN: 9041103325
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The United Nations recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. At the top of the agenda was the need to reform and adapt the organization to the post-Cold War period. Numerous proposals were put forward; most failed to secure the required support. Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has given the highest priority to engaging member states in reassessing the organization and in implementing reform measures in accordance with new-found consensus.;This three-volume set describes 50 reform proposals from within and without the United Nations, and touches on all aspects of the United Nations, and covers a variety of proposals and inititatives. It aims to be of utility to those involved in current efforts in reassessing and reshaping the United Nations, policy makers, researchers and the interested public.

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Contents:
Volume 1: Part 1 Reforming the United Nations: initial reform efforts in the context of the Cold War; focus on development and the North-South conflict; new visions and the critics; end of the Cold War and rediscovery of the United Nations; reassessment of the role and purpose of the United Nations; ongoing reform agenda.
Part 2 Resolutions, decisions and statements.
Part 3 Documentation: review of the activities and organization of the Secretariat; examination of the administrative and budgetary procedures of the United Nations; examination of the finances of the United Nations and the specialized agencies
partners in development; a study of the capacity of the United Nations development system; a new United Nations structure for global economic cooperation; restructuring of the economic and social sectors of the United Nations; proposals for United Nations reform; North-South - a programme for survival; common security - a programme for disarmament. Volume 2: the world without a United Nations - what would happen if the United Nations shut down; the future of the United Nations system - some questions on the occasion of an anniversary; some reflections on the reform of the United Nations; the United Nations - it problems and what to do about them; efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations; our common future; reality and safeguards for a secure world; a successor vision - the United Nations of tomorrow; in-depth study of the United Nations intergovernmental structure and functions in the economic and social fields; the challenge to the South; a world in need of leadership - tomorrow's United Nations; strengthening the United Nations for the 1990s; the United Nations - structure and leadership for a new era; the United Nations in development - reform issues in the economic and social fields; common responsibility in the 1990s; five major areas of reform; towards a more effective United Nations; responsibility of the security council in the maintenance of international peace and security; an agenda for peace; enhancing international cooperation for development - the role of the United Nations system; enhancing international cooperation for development - the role of the United Nations; the United Nations at a critical crossroads - time for the South to act. Volume 3: empowering the United Nations; financing an effective United Nations; cooperation for peace; defining purpose - the United Nations and the health of nations; an agenda for development; renewing the United Nations system; Canadian priorities for United Nations reform; open-ended and broad-based consultations on an agenda for development. (Part contents)