The United Nations Post-2015
Great Decisions 2016 | Topic 6
On the eve of the international organization’s 70th birthday, the United Nations stands at a crossroads.
On the eve of the international organization’s 70th birthday, the United Nations stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization’s global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination, as well as ensure justice and dignity for all peoples. But as the UN’s 193 member states look back at the success of the millennium development goals, they also must assess their needs for its sustainable development goals—a new series of benchmarks, which are set to expire in 2030. With the appointment of the ninth Secretary-General in the near future as well, the next U.S. President is bound to have quite a lot on his or her plate going into office.
- Trajectories for the Sustainable Development Goals
- Development Aid on the Decline, Warns New Study
- UN health agency outlines global trends and looks ahead to 2030 targets
- UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business
- The Other Election to Watch in 2016: Selecting the Next UN Secretary-General
- World Powers Relax the Process for Picking a U.N. Leader, Slightly
- UN Secretary-General election process
- The leading candidates to head the UN are both Bulgarian women
- United Nations tries transparency in finding new secretary general
2015 National Opinion Ballot Report
This site is the repository for materials from the United Nations Intellectual History Project, which sought to compile a history of the UN as a generator of global norms and ideas.
A direct source for relevant UN documents, resolutions, and press releases.
The ACUNS website includes a number of educational resources. ACUNS also publishes the quarterly journal Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations.
This site contains research, surveys, and public information materials pertinent to the development system.
Browne offers a brief overview of the system of organizations that delivers technical assistance in developing countries.
This set of essays examines the problems and prospects of the development challenges facing the UN system.
This final volume in the United Nations Intellectual History Project Series examines the UN’s exceptional role in the generation of ideas, norms, principles, data and standards.
In this authoritative history of UNDP, Craig argues for the enduring relevance of the network’s founding principles.
This report offers an evaluation of the Development Program and System, and proposes solutions to UN structural fragmentation.
This volume builds a narrative account of the UN using the stories of 73 individuals who contributed to the organization’s development.
This book contains a concise list of the UN’s ailments and suggests possible prescriptions.
Jeffrey Sachs, a leading global development expert provides a comprehensive framework for addressing sustainability issues.