ERIC Number: ED056899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The World Development Plan, A Swedish Perspective.
The paper presented in this booklet is a translation from Swedish of a part of a book on Sweden's commitment to the less developed countries. Ernst Michanek, UN delegate and executive chairman and director-general of the Swedish International Development Authority, advocates a deepening of collaboration to accompany the widening of international development cooperation. This requires drawing more than ever before on the contributions of planners, organizers and policy-makers from less developed countries. Partners in development must seek and find a much better defined intellectual basis for their common endeavor and a greatly improved machinery for their joint action. Such global strategy will thus demand a more elaborate system of goals and objectives, priorities and preferences, methods and techniques. All components must be directed toward bringing about a realistic utilization of the resources of the biosphere and a realistic distribution of these resources. In this perspective, United Nations strategy, designed for the 1970's, is discussed at length. Leadership assumed by the UN in the fields of economic development and international development is characterized together with the role Sweden is playing in development. (BL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, International Programs, International Relations, Resource Allocation, World Affairs
Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden
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Authoring Institution: Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Uppsala (Sweden).