Our Global Neighbourhood: The Report of the Commission on Global Governance

Paperback | February 1, 1995

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Five decades after World War II and in the aftermath of the Cold War, a new world is taking shape. Which path the world takes in the 21st century will depend on the extent to which people and their leaders develop the vision of a better world - and the strategies, the institution and the willto achieve it. Our Global Neighbourhood suggests approaches to the governance of our increasingly interdependent human society. It makes recommendations to promote the security of people, manage economic interdependence, strengthen international law, and reform the United Nations and other internationalinstitutions. It also examines what common values should guide the people, and nations of the `global neighbourhood'. The Commission on Global Governance was established in 1992 to suggest ways in which the world community could improve cooperation in the post Cold War environment. Our Global Neighbourhood is the collective thinking of the 28 eminent international figures forming the commission, written up topresent a clear account to both the general and specialist reader.

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Five decades after World War II and in the aftermath of the Cold War, a new world is taking shape. Which path the world takes in the 21st century will depend on the extent to which people and their leaders develop the vision of a better world - and the strategies, the institution and the willto achieve it. Our Global Neighbourhood sug...

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As we approach the next century, a new world is taking shape. This world presents new dangers, new problems, and new challenges. But it also offers the real hope of creating a safer and more equitable era. The future is now in our hands. Our Global Neighbourhood points a way into the 21st century: it projects a strong world vision that...

The Commission on Global Governance was an organization established in 1992 and chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.1 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198279973

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Table of Contents

1. A New WorldThe Concept of Global GovernanceThe Phenomenon of ChangeMilitary TransformationsEconomic TrendsSocial and Environmental ChangeEnlightened Leadership2. Neighbourhood RealitiesNeighbourhood ValuesA Global Civic EthicAdapting Old Norms3. Promoting SecurityThe Changed Nature of Global SecurityPrinciples of Security for a New EraThe Obligation to Take ActionAnticipating and Preventing CrisesResponding to CrisesEnding the Threat of Mass DestructionDemilitarizing International SocietySummary of Proposals4. Managing Economic InterdependenceChallenges to Global Economic GovernanceThe Case for MultilateralismRules for Trade and International CompetitionThe IMF and Global Economic StabilityDevelopment Assistance and the Fight Against PovertyMigrationProtecting the EnvironmentFinancing Global GovernanceSummary of Proposals5. Reforming the United NationsWe, the PeoplesThe Security CouncilThe General AssemblyTrusteeship of the Global CommonsGlobal Civil SocietyThe Economic and Social SectorsRegionalismSupplementing `Constitutional Change'Summary of Proposals6. Strengthening the Rule of Law World-WideUnfulfilled PotentialStrengthening International LawThe Security Council and the World CourtAn International Criminal CourtEnforcing Criminal LawPromoting International LawSummary of Proposals7. A Call to ActionSummary of Commission ProposalsThe Next StepsThe Need for LeadershipAnnexes: The Commission and Its Work; Bibliography; Sources for FiguresIndex

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"Future systems for a human global order must reflect our shared responsibility for the planet. Our Global Neighbourhood considers this responsibility in all its aspects, including the ethical and philosophical, and develops mechanisms which allow for this approach." Vaclav Havel, Presidentof the Czech Republic