Bread and Stones: Leadership and the Struggle to Reform the United Nations World Food Program

Bread and Stones: Leadership and the Struggle to Reform the United Nations World Food Program

by James Ingram

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Overview

Bread and Stones is an account of successful United Nations reform by a former Executive Director of the World Food Programme. The WFP stands out as thoroughly professional and effective among the tangle of weak organizations that makes up the dysfunctional United Nations system.
Based on the author's diaries, Bread and Stones give a unique 'insiders,'warts and all' look into the inner workings of the system. Though unusually candid about personalities, this memoir is factual and analytical. It has been written to record an important episode in UN history, to provide a lively case study of the obstacles to reform and to serve as valuable source material for all students of international organization.
The strategies that can lead to successful reform are identified. Despite their criticisms governments give weak and inconsistent leadership. Strong, far sighted leadership by governments and agency heads is needed if the vested interests of both are to be overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419644702
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

James Ingram is a distinguished Australian diplomat amd Ambassador to the Philippines and to Canada. He was Executive Director (chief executive) of the United Nations World Food Programme from 1982 to 1992. For his work Brown University, Providence RI, made him its World Hunger Awardee for 1992. Since then he has written extensively on UN reform and on humanitarian assistance to victims of conflct.

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