For a Strong and Democratic United Nations: A South Perspective on UN Reform

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Zed Books, 1997 - Law - 229 pages
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The issue of reforming the United Nations, its associated agencies and the Bretton Woods institutions - notably the World Bank and IMF - is very much on the world agenda. This book is the first contribution to the debate from the viewpoint of the South. It argues that the North, and in particular the United States, must not be allowed to dictate what happens to the UN system in the name of efficiency and cost-cutting. The world desperately needs more effective and more democratic international institutions both for peacekeeping and for managing and developing a more just world economy. What is at stake is the very nature and direction of the United Nations.The South Centre is an inter-governmental organization of developing countries. It has a close working relationship with the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 developing countries. Enjoying full intellectual independence, it prepares and publishes information, analyses and recommendations on international issues of concern to the South.

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Developing Countries and the Reform of the United Nations
Facing an Uphill Struggle
The Need for Reform
Countering Distorted Images
Overcoming Financial Insecurity
A Pillar of the United Nations
Reclaiming the Central Economic Role
A Case
Essence of the Debate
Main Policy Conclusions for United Nations Reform

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