ERIC Number: ED221446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
United States Relations with the Developing Nations: The New International Economic Countdown. A Wingspread Conference.
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC.; League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.
The full texts of two speeches given at a Wingspread symposium in February 1976 deal with the exigency for a new international economic order which takes into account the needs of the developing nations, the reasons for conflicts between the developing and developed worlds, and the need for action now. Neville Kanakaratne, ambassador to the United States from Sri Lanka, states the case for a new international economic order. He discusses why there is a need to revise the economic order set up after World War II, describes the plight of the ordinary people of the Third World, and suggests three fields of international activity-- international trade, monetary system, and transfer of resources--where there is opportunity to institute a new economic order. Dr. Carol Baumann, of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses four questions: (1) What has provided the sharp conflicts between the developed and the developing world and why do the problems of development necessitate the consideration of a new economic order? (2) What has led to the current pressures to create new worldwide institutions and policies to deal with these problems and conflicts? (3) What are the political, economic, and moral imperatives which face the United States in its dealings with the developing nations? and (4) Why is it crucial that the U.S. public be involved in developing U.S. policies toward the developing world? (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Economic Development, International Programs, International Relations, Living Standards, National Programs, Quality of Life, Technical Assistance, World Affairs
Johnson Foundation, 33 East Four Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC.; League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Third World; United States
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