Need for Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080274119, 9781483136998

Need for Change

1st Edition

Towards the New International Economic Order

Authors: Gamani Corea
eBook ISBN: 9781483136998
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 290
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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


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


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