The Architecture of World Governance
The UN Reform and the Alterglobalization Movement
Setting up an Arbitration Tribunal on Debt: An Alternative Solution?
Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
Rethinking Global Governance
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
The Future of Global Governance
Structure of Global Governance: Explaining the Organizational Design of Global Rulemaking Institutions
The UN and World Governance
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
Another System of International Relations
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
The Water Manifesto for a New Global Contract
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
The Armed Forces and World Governance
Thirty years of Habitat I: no more neoliberal model of cities!
Rural Areas and World Governance
The Commons and World Governance
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Dictionary of World Power
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
A new historical moment?
For a Democratic Cosmopolitarian Movement
Political and Institutional Governance
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Youth and World Governance
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
The UN is currently under a lot of criticism. Upbraided and disparaged, the body that conveyed so much hope is now being berated. There is abundant literature on its subject, not to praise it but to point out its weaknesses, to the point of challenging its very existence.
How did this come to happen? Is such reproach warranted? How should the UN be reformed? What is its future? Should it really be abolished? This file contains info sheets organized according to a number of different themes, intended to provide parts of the answer.
First, a brief overview addresses the right-of-intervention issue and its evolution by reviewing the history of peacekeeping and its present situation, as well as by completing a mid-term assessment of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
This is followed by a look at the obstacles the UN has met. The organization’s road is fraught with pitfalls, and many of the flaws weakening it are induced by the Member States themselves as they fail to pay their full dues or adopt an extremely defensive attitude when their sovereignty is at stake.
A third part presents reform proposals put forth and upheld by a number of different players and thinkers. The proposals involve the Security Council and peacekeeping, and also the question of instituting an Economic and Social Security Council.
A last section considers the future of the UN and the role that it might be led to play, particularly in environmental matters. The basic question nonetheless remains: does the United Nations actually have a future?
Please note: This file is quite substantial and only the table of contents, with details, has been translated. You can download the complete file in French here. Volunteer translations of individual info sheets will be appreciated and published. You may send translations to email@example.com.