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The United Nations World Summit - What's at Stake?

C·A·P Policy Brief · 1 · 2005

Kurt Klotzle: The United Nations World Summit - What's at Stake? C·A·P Policy Brief · 1 · 2005

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13.09.2005 · C·A·P


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On 14-16 September 2005, more than 170 heads of state and government will converge on the United Nations headquarters in New York for a World Summit to celebrate the UN’s 60th anniversary and, more importantly, to deliberate on a package of innovations and reforms meant to revitalize the troubled institution. The summit’s ambitious agenda covers four main areas: development, peace and security, human rights and the rule of law, and the reform of UN institutions. The meeting holds the potential to launch the most comprehensive overhaul of the UN since its inception in 1945. In recent days, however, disagreements among member states over central reform proposals have come to light, thereby threatening to derail significant breakthroughs in key areas of international governance.
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