Need for Change: Towards the New International Economic Order represents a selection of speeches given during the period 1974 to early 1980. The speeches are grouped in terms of broad phases or periods in the development of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) work. In most cases they are transcripts from oral presentations and are reproduced more or less as delivered. The volume is organized into five parts. Part I discusses the background against which the specific activities of UNCTAD were being fashioned. Part II presents a diagnosis of the weaknesses besetting the world economic system from the point of view of the developing countries. Part III sets out and explains specific proposals put forward by the UNCTAD secretariat as suitable curative measures. Part IV covers the case for comprehensive, interrelated reform of trading relations; details of the proposed new mechanisms tabled by the secretariat from time to time; and discussion of the characteristics of various individual commodities and their particular importance in the trade of the developing countries. Part V focuses on the role of UNCTAD in the UN system, which entails discussion of the structure of the system as a whole and examination of the nature of international economic negotiations, in both their substantive and procedural aspects.
Introduction Part I An Overview Part II The Post-War International Economic System in Crisis Ad hoc Committee of the Sixth Special Session of the General Assembly, 15 April 1974 Trade and Development Board, 10 March 1975 Report to UNCTAD IV, May 1976 Report to UNCTAD V, May 1979 Part III Restructuring the International Framework Section 1. April 1974 to May 1976: Seeking a Mandate to Negotiate United Nations Economic and Social Council, 9 July 1974 United Nations Economic and Social Council, November 1974 International Seminar of the International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN), 26 September 1974 Trade and Development Board on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of UNCTAD, 28 August 1974 Institute of Foreign Trade, Moscow, 20 May 1975 Trade and Development Board, 8 March 1976 Section 2. June 1976 to May 1979: Exercising the Mandate United Nations Economic and Social Council, 21 July 1976 Sri Lankan Association for the Advancement of Science, 21 August 1976 Trade and Development Board, 25 April 1977 Asian Theological Conference, 14 January 1979 Trade and Development Board, 20 March 1979 Report to UNCTAD V, May 1979 Section 3. June 1979 to the Present Day: Towards a New International Development Strategy United Nations Economic and Social Council, 6 July 1979 Trade and Development Board, 8 October 1979 Part IV Sectoral Issues Section 1. Commodities A. The Progress of Negotiations and the Common Fund B. Individual Commodities Section 2. Manufactures and Technology Report to UNCTAD IV, May 1976 Section 3. Money and Finance Committee on Invisibles and Financing Relating to Trade, 27 October 1975 Trade and Development Board, 23 January 1978 Trade and Development Bo
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