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Reinventing UNCTAD : Some Proposals for the UNCTAD Mid-term Review


  • Muchkund Dubey



Developed countries have made a concerted effort to change and dismantle UNCTAD over a period of nearly 15 years. It may take the developing countries many years to revive and reinvent the organization. But, UNCTAD must recover its voice and regain the support and respect of developing countries who have identified with it and its mission for decades. There cannot be a more opportune moment than now to begin a campaign to restore the pre-eminence of UNCTAD and bring it back to the forefront of multilateral effort to deal with the current complex global development challenges and build a stable, viable and genuinely democratic international community. UNCTADs broad mandate is singularly suited for a new age where promoting development, democracy and equity is one of the principal challenges and pre-conditions for a peaceful and cooperative world.

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  • Muchkund Dubey, 2006. "Reinventing UNCTAD : Some Proposals for the UNCTAD Mid-term Review," Development Economics Working Papers 22100, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:22100

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    UNCTAD; development; proposal; UN;

    JEL classification:

    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth


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