Need for Change

Need for Change

Towards the New International Economic Order

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Gamani Corea
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136998

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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 Board, 6 March 1978

    Meeting of Ministers of the Group of 24, 4 March 1979

    Section 4. New Linkages and New Directions in Trade and Economic Relations

    Report to UNCTAD IV, May 1976

    Preparatory Meeting on Economic Co-operation among Developing Countries, Geneva, 17 March 1980

    Statement to the Council of Ministers, First Organization for African Unity Economic Summit, Lagos, 26 April 1980

    Section 5. The Least-developed Countries

    Intergovernmental Group on the Least-developed Countries, 4 February 1980

    Part V The Structure of the United Nations System and the Role of UNCTAD

    Ad hoc Committee on the Restructuring of the Economic and Social Sectors of the United Nations System, 1 March 1976

    Ad hoc Intergovernmental Committee on the Rationalization of UNCTADs Machinery, 7 February 1980

    Selective Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2004
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136998

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