Irrelevant or Indispensable? : The United Nations in the Twenty-first Century

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    • Contributors:
      Heinbecker, Paul; Goff, Patricia
    • Publication Information:
      Active
    • Publication Information:
      Waterloo ON, CA: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006-01-01.
    • Publication Date:
      2006
    • Abstract:
      Suffering from a divided membership, the United Nations is at a crossroads, unable to assure human or national security. The UN has been criticized as irrelevant by its most—and least—powerful members alike because it can’t reach consensus on how to respond to twenty-first-century challenges of global terrorism, endemic poverty, and crimes against humanity. Secretary General Kofi Annan has proposed a package of sweeping reforms that would safeguard the rule of law, outlaw terrorism, protect the innocent from abusive governments, reduce poverty by half, safeguard human rights, and enlarge the Security Council. Intended to reinvigorate the institution and galvanize its members into action, his proposals are extensive and innovative, courageous and controversial. This volume assembles the perspectives of current practitioners, leading academics, civil society representatives, and UN officials on transforming the secretary general’s proposed reforms into action. Their assessments are frank and their views varied, but they do agree on one thing—the United Nations must be made more effective precisely because it is indispensable to the promotion of economic development and collective security in the twenty-first century. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
      Contents [[Page 8-9]] Acknowledgments [[Page 10-11]] List of Acronyms [[Page 12-13]] 1 Introduction [[Page 14-19]] FROM IDEAS TO ACTION [[Page 20-53]] -----2 The United Nations: Adapting to the Twenty-first Century [[Page 22-31]] -----3 The Millennium Project: From Words to Action [[Page 32-37]] -----4 UN Reform and the High-level Panel Report on Threats, Challenges, and Change [[Page 38-45]] -----5 Implementing the Secretary General’s Report, “In Larger Freedom” [[Page 46-53]] FREEDOM FROM WANT [[Page 54-89]] -----6 The Monterrey Consensus: Developing the Policy Innovations [[Page 56-75]] -----7 Ensuring Adequate Resources to Meet the Millennium Development Goals [[Page 76-89]] FREEDOM FROM FEAR [[Page 90-125]] -----8 WMD and Terrorism: Can the UN Help to Keep the Genie in the Bottle? [[Page 92-101]] -----9 Legal and Legitimate Use of Force under the UN Charter: A Critical Analysis of the Report of the High-level Panel [[Page 102-117]] -----10 Small Arms, Big Killers [[Page 118-125]] LIVING IN DIGNITY [[Page 126-153]] -----11 Freedom from Fear: Effective, Efficient, and Equitable Security [[Page 128-143]] -----12 The UN Reform Agenda and Human Rights [[Page 144-153]] INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION [[Page 154-179]] -----13 The UN Security Council: Reform or Enlarge? [[Page 156-165]] -----14 Working Better Together: Implementing the High-level Panel’s Recommendations on Peacebuilding [[Page 166-179]] MOBILIZING ACTION [[Page 180-193]] -----15 Making the Case for Change [[Page 182-189]] -----16 Managing the Reform Agenda: A Call for Timely Action [[Page 190-193]] CONCLUSION [[Page 194-201]] -----17 The Way Forward [[Page 196-201]] Notes on Contributors [[Page 202-205]] Appendix: Conference Agenda [[Page 206-209]]
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      OCLC Number: 899295270
      desLibris ID: 402712
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      PDF
    • ISBN:
      978-0-88920-917-6
      0-88920-917-0
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2005
    • Accession Number:
      edscel.402712
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