Ideas That Changed the World

Ideas That Changed the World

by Richard Jolly, Louis Emmerij, Thomas G. Weiss, Kofi A. Annan
     
 

Ideas and concepts have been a driving force in human progress, and they may be the most important legacy of the United Nations. UN ideas have set past, present, and future international agendas in many global economic and social arenas and have also led to initiatives and actions that have improved the quality of human life. This capstone volume draws upon

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Ideas and concepts have been a driving force in human progress, and they may be the most important legacy of the United Nations. UN ideas have set past, present, and future international agendas in many global economic and social arenas and have also led to initiatives and actions that have improved the quality of human life. This capstone volume draws upon findings of the other 14 books in the acclaimed United Nations Intellectual History Project Series. The authors not only assess the development and implementation of UN ideas regarding sustainable economic development and human security, but also apply lessons learned to suggest ways in which the United Nations can play a fuller role in confronting the challenges of human survival with dignity in the 21st century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221186
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
United Nations Intellectual History Project Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,102,746
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Figures and Boxes
Acknowledgments
Foreword by [TBA]
Introduction
I. UNIHP at a Glance
1. Overview
2. "Three UNs" and Their Impact
II. United Nations Ideas that Shaped the World
3. Human Rights: From Aspiration to Implementation
4. Gender and Women's Rights: From Empowerment to Equality
5. Development Policies: From National and Regional Perspectives to Beyond
6. International Economic Relations: From National Interests to Global Solidarity
7. Development Ideologies: From Planning to Markets
8. Social Development: From Sectoral to Integrated Perspectives
9. Sustainability: From Protecting the Environment to Preserving Ecological Systems
10. Peace and Human Security: From States to Individuals
11. Human Development: From Narrower to Broader Horizons
III. A Future for the UN and the Planet
12. A Balance Sheet
13. Challenges Ahead
14. Strengthening Global Governance
Notes
Index
About the Authors
About UNIHP

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