A Better United Nations for the New Millennium: The United Nations System -- How It Is Now and How It Should Be in the Future

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Political Science - 233 pages
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The former President of South Africa, H.E. Nelson Mandela, states in the Foreword that 'the debate on the reform of the United Nations System must move beyond the costeffectiveness & efficiency issues, to that of relevance'. The President of Malta, H.E. Guido de Marco, a former President of the General Assembly, in the Preface calls for a reform that requires 'not merely tinkering with the institutional set-up of the Organization but rather a reorientation of the principles projected in the Charter so as to enable them to be applied to current realities'. The authors respond by giving a blueprint for a relevant United Nations, more in line with the Charter, emphasizing wider participation in its work, & the supremacy of its General Assembly. This is followed by a vision of a United Nations, supported by an Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), transformed into a Policy & Coordination Board (PCB), that would bring out the best in a United Nations System that would include, in addition to the Specialized Agencies, the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) & other global, regional & subregional organizations, which share the same objectives of peace, security, & fair & equitable development for all the peoples of the world.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
1
CHAPTER
10
THE REFORM OF THE UNITED NATIONS
15
THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM
37
CHAPTER 3
61
THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
75
CHAPTER 5
91
CHAPTER 7
110
CHAPTER 8
125
CHAPTER 9
139
A BETTER UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM
157
ANNEX I
179
ANNEX IV
195
INDEX
227
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