Security Council Reform From 1945 to September 2013
Authors: Swart, Lydia and von Freiesleben, Jonas
Published: Sept. 2013
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The Group of 77, a caucus of 131 countries from the South, has been in existence for nearly fifty years, yet there is not much recent literature available about its genesis, how it is organized, and what its positions are in the Main Committees of the UN General Assembly. Besides trying to fill this gap, this publication explores opposing positions and perspectives that fuel the North-South divide and examines a number of scenarios that may influence its future.
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- Contents page, Preface, and Introduction
- Chapter 1: The Emergence of the G-77
- Chapter 2: Organizational Framework of the G-77
- Chapter 3: The G-77 and the Second Committee
- Chapter 4: The G-77 and the Fifth Committee
- Chapter 5: The G-77's Limited Role in the Third Committee
- Chapter 6: Addressing the North/South Divide
- Chapter 7: The Future of the G-77
Managing Change at the United Nations (2008)
"In September 2005, after intensive debates between Member States, the largest group of world leaders ever assembled approved the principles contained in the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document. The chapters in this publication cover some of the reform proposals that can be found in Section V of the Outcome Document under the heading “Strengthening the United Nations.” These include: reform of the Security Council, revitalization of the General Assembly, achieving System-wide Coherence, Secretariat and Management reform, and the establishment of the Human Rights Council."CONTENTS
Estelle Perry, Former President of the Center for UN Reform Education
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- Table of Contents
by Estelle Perry
- CHAPTER 1 - SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM
by Jonas von Freiesleben
- CHAPTER 2 - REVITALIZATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
by Lydia Swart
- CHAPTER 3 - SYSTEM-WIDE COHERENCE
by Jonas von Freiesleben
- CHAPTER 4 - SECRETARIAT AND MANAGEMENT REFORM
by Irene Martinetti
- CHAPTER 5 - THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
by Nana Yeboah
Global Environmental Governance: Perspectives on the Current Debate
This book aims to make a contribution to the understanding of the current system of global environmental governance, its strengths and weaknesses, and the options and opportunities to achieve much needed reform.
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CONTENTS PART I - CURRENT REFORM INITIATIVES AT THE UN
- Recommendations from the High-level Panel on System-wide Coherence - Section C on Environment Introduction by Mohamed El-Ashry, Member of the Panel
- Informal Consultations on Environmental Activities - Co-Chair Summary Introduction by Enrique Berruga and Peter Maurer, Co-Chairs
- Moving Forward by Looking Back: Learning from UNEP's History Maria Ivanova
- The Architecture of Global Enviromental Governance: Pros and Cons of Multiplicity Maria Ivanova and Jennifer Roy
- Governance with Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Healthy or Ill-Equipped Fragmentation? Norichika Kanie
- From Tons to Trends: Transformation of the Climate Regime Christiana Figueres
- Reforming Global Environmental Governance: from UNEP towards a World Environment Organization Frank Biermann
- A United Nations Environment Organization Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf and Markus Knigge
- Appendix I, Environment Management Group
- Appendix II, Friends of the UNEO
- Appendix III, Paris Call for Action
- Appendix IV, Overview of Intergovernmental IEG Decisions
- Appendix V, Cartagena Decision
- Appendix VI, Bali Strategic Plan