ERIC Number: ED315340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The United Nations and the Future of Internationalism. Report of the United Nations of the Next Decade Conference (22nd, Chatham, Massachusetts, June 21-25, 1987).
DeKock, Anita, Ed.
The number and depth of global problems is increasing and the capacity of the United Nations (UN) to deal with them is diminishing. The international effort to deal with environmental problems is fragmented and underfunded. The UN has no mechanism for the routine identification and analysis of problems and the proposal of solutions to them. In the peace and security area, the changed objects of war from those that prevailed at the end of World War II confound the UN approach. Most wars that are fought today try to bring down a regime or force it to change its policies rather than seize land from the country. In sum, the participants found the UN wanting as an effective multilateral institution for the management of a growing list of world problems. There is a definite need to address the problem of making the UN a more effective instrument for bringing about a better world. A list of conference participants and the conference-opening address are included. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Environment, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Improvement, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Relations, Peace, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, World Affairs, World Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.