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    A perception of institutional crisis is pervading international organizations. One evermore fashionable response by the administration of an affected organization is to entrust a group of eminent persons to consider its future. Perhaps not surprisingly the resulting report calls for a politically feasible strengthening of that organization for which it provides good grounds. The most important recent example is the United Nations report entitled A more secure world: our shared responsibility . A similar approach has been taken by WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi who called Peter Sutherland, Jagdish Bhagwati, Kwesi Botchwey, Niall FitzGerald, Koichi Hamada, John H. Jackson, Celso Lafer and Thierry de Montbrial on to a Consultative Board, the task of which was to think about the Future of the WTO by Addressing institutional challenges in the new millennium . The group selected is particularly close to the current institution; it includes no scholar, intellectual, or politician who has voiced substantial and serious criticism.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal World Trade Review.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 03 (November)
    Pages: 439-447

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:wotrrv:v:4:y:2005:i:03:p:439-447_00

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