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
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
Another System of International Relations
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Sustainable Forest Management
Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Thirty years of Habitat I: no more neoliberal model of cities!
Biocivilization for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet - Workshop
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Governance of the World Banana Trade
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.