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Bibliography on UN Reform


Yves Beigbeder
United Nations Organizations. The Long Quest for Reform
Houndmills/London: MacMillan Press 1997.

Maurice Bertrand
The Historical Development of Efforts to Reform the UN in: Adam Roberts/Benedict Kingsbury (eds.):
United Nations, Divided World. The UN's Roles in International Relations, 2nd ed.
Oxford: Oxford University Press 1993, pp.420-436.

Erskine Childers with Brian Urquhart
Renewing the United Nations System
New York & Uppsala, Ford Foundation & Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, 1994
(unquestionably the best set of proposals, embedded in a very revealing and well-informed analysis)

Commission on Global Governance
Our Global Neighborhood
New York, Oxford University Press, 1995

Klaus Dicke
Reform of the United Nations in: Rüdiger Wolfrum (ed.): United Nations: Law, Policies and Practice, Vol. 2
Munich/Dordrecht. C.H. Beck/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1995, pp.1012-1024.
Also in
Helmut Volger (ed.): A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations
The Hague/London/New York: Kluwer Law International 2002, pp. 449-455.

Bardo Fassbender
UN Security Council Reform and the Right of Veto. A Constitutional Perspective
The Hague et al.: Kluwer Law International 1998.

Klaus Hüfner (ed.)
Agenda for Change. New Tasks for the United Nations
Opladen: Leske + Budrich Verlag 1995.

Independent Working Group on the Future of the UN System
The United Nations in Its Second Half-Century
New Haven, Yale, 1995

Tatsuro Kunugi, Makoto Iokibe, Takahiro Shinyo and Kohei Hashimoto
Towards a More Efective UN
Tokyo, PHP Research Institute, 1996

Martina Metzger/Birgit Reichenstein (eds.)
Challenges for International Organizations in the Twenty-First Century. Essays in Honor of Klaus Hüfner
Houndmills/Basingstoke et al.: MacMillan Press 2000.

Joachim W. Muller
The Reform of the United Nations
New York, Oceana, 1992

George Soros, Chairman
Independent Task Force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations
American National Interest and the United Nations
New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 1996

South Centre
For a Strong and Democratic United Nations:
a South perspective on UN reform

Geneva, South Centre, 1996

United States Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations
Defining Purpose: the U.N. and the Health of Nations
Washington, US Commission, 1993


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