Recent Submissions

  • PREFACE 

    Chalker, Baroness (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
  • FIFTY YEARS ON: THE UN AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AN OVERVIEW 

    Singer, H. W.; Jolly, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
  • UN REFORM: FOCUS FOR ACTION 

    Jolly, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY Judged by the perspectives of 50 years, the UN system has had more influence and more successes than is often realized, especially in the economic and social arena. Priorities for future UN action in these areas ...
  • THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE EMERGING SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE 

    Fortin, Carlos (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY The establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), resulting from the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, is a major step towards the consolidation of a rule?based multilateral trading system, ...
  • AN ECONOMIC SECURITY COUNCIL 

    Haq, Mahbub ul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY An Economic Security Council is urgently needed to address issues of global human security (e.g. drugs, pollution, spread of diseases, terrorism, migration), global development (e.g. growth, employment, debt, ...
  • THE GOVERNANCE AND MANDATES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 

    Stewart, Frances (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY Increased interdependence makes global economic governance more important than ever. New objectives, including the elimination of poverty and supporting the environment, require new forms of global governance, ...
  • REVITALIZING THE UNITED NATIONS: FIVE PROPOSALS 

    Singer, H. W. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY The five proposals deal with: relations between the Bretton Woods Institutions and the UN; a new integration of peace and development; the need for global economic management; strengthening the resources of the ...
  • FOOD, FOOD SECURITY AND UN REFORM 

    Maxwell, Simon; Shaw, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY The article addresses the question of UN reform from the perspective of food security. It offers a balance sheet of UN strengths and weaknesses, praising the UN role in advocacy, technical coordination and resource ...
  • THE UN AND DEVELOPMENT THINKING: FROM OPTIMISM TO AGNOSTICISM AND BACK AGAIN 

    Köhler, Gabriele (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY Development interventions, including those of the United Nations, have been shaped by shifting paradigms, notably Keynesianism and monetarism. The globalization process witnessed since the late 1980s led to a more ...
  • REDEFINING TECHNICAL COOPERATION: CHALLENGE FOR THE UN OR LET'S DUMP THE ‘TECHNICAL COOPERATION’ MANDATE 

    Fukuda?Parr, Sakiko (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY Technical cooperation defines the role of the United Nations in its operational work for promoting social and economic development. This article reviews the meaning of this mandate, and argues that a major challenge ...
  • THE UN AND THE GLOBAL COMMONS 

    Ogley, Roderick (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY The UN's record on the global commons is mixed: remarkable success in arresting the damage done to the ozone layer, a promising start in confronting the threat of global warming, but a protracted failure, at its ...
  • THE UNITED NATIONS AT 50, SOME UNSOLVED PROBLEMS 

    Kaufmann, Johan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY Ambassador Johan Kaufmann takes a look at the present?day usefulness of the UN Charter. Practically everything that is discussed today, e.g. new style peace operations and humanitarian intervention can be done by ...
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM AND A GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET 

    FitzGerald, E. V. K. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)
    SUMMARY The inherent volatility of international capital flows, which has profound consequences for exchange rates and macroeconomic policy, is widely held to require public action in order to create an orderly market ? ...
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 

    Unknown author (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1995)