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Reforming the United Nations : the challenge of relevance

Author: K P Saksena
Publisher: New Delhi ; Newbury Park : Sage Publications, ©1993.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saksena, K.P., 1929-
Reforming the United Nations.
New Delhi ; Newbury Park : Sage Publications, ©1993
(OCoLC)705812655
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K P Saksena
ISBN: 0803994451 9780803994454 8170363039 9788170363033
OCLC Number: 26219303
Description: 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / K.B. Lall --
1. Reviewing the Evolving Framework. The Beginning: A Euro-centric World; Charter: Premise and Promises. UN in Operation: The Initial Phase Specialized Agencies; Technical Assistance; Demand of Developing Countries; SUNFED and Growing Frustration. North versus South; New Institutions --
Bereft of Adequate Authority. Quest for a New Economic Order; Restructuring --
The 1970s. Question of Coordination --
2. Finance, Management and Accountability. Current Crisis. Financial Resources; Budgetary Decision-Making; Consensus system. Monitoring and Accounting --
3. Programmes, Distribution of Resources and Structure. Policy-making Organs --
ECOSOC, Subsidiary Bodies. Administration and Operational Activities. Regional Economic Commissions. Disaster and Relief. UN Environmental Programme (UNEP); Human Settlements (Habitat). Human Rights. International Drug Control. International Trade and Development. Refugees. Technical Assistance: Regular Programme. Transnational Corporations --
4. Demand for Reform: Subsequent Developments. Demand and the Response --
Group of 18; A Damaging Report; Consideration by the General Assembly; Financial Crisis Unabated. Reform and the Follow-up; Planning and Budgetary Procedure Revised; Subsequent Biennium Budgets; CPC Enlarged; Conference Services and Related Issues; Changes in the Secretariat; Inter-governmental Machinery; Special Commission: Indepth Study; Deadlock. North-South Tug of War; Extra Budgetary Funding; Struggle for Change; Revival of Negotiations? --
5. An Overview. The Changing United Nations. Radical Changes in International Environments; Ending of the Cold War; Disintegration of the USSR; Revitalization of UN Peace-keeping; New World Order in the Offing? 'Reforms' Contemplated --
Security Council; Peace-keeping Operations; Office of the Secretary General. Dismay and Disarray --
South in Bloc Dominated Economy; Question of UN Relevance. Reforms: Desirable and Feasible --
Revision of Scale of Assessments; Intergovernmental Machinery; An Overall Global Mechanism; Coordination. Vital Change Needed --
App. 1. Charter of the United Nations --
App. 2. Member-States of the United Nations --
App. 3. Budget Appropriations, 1992-93.
Responsibility: K.P. Saksena.
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