7 juillet 2016

OUVRAGE : J. Müller, Reforming the United Nations: A Chronology

David ROY

The UN celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015. In the Volume Reforming the UN: A Chronology, by Joachim Müller,  an exciting story is told describing the evolution of the UN through the main change initiatives applied by each Secretary-General, characterized by political confrontations, crises of confidence and organizational constraints. Initiatives included approving the Sustainable Development Goals, strengthening peacekeeping, enlarging the Security Council, establishing mechanisms to protect human rights, improving aid efficiency, and reforming management practices. This story is completed by a Chronology of Reform Events to enhance the transparency of parallel, multi-layer reform tracks. Lessons learned highlight the main drivers of changes, the interests and constraints, and the dynamics of the reform process: valuable insight for capitalizing on future change opportunities.

Preliminary MaterialShort Introduction to the Structure of the UNSummary of Main Reform Initiatives: 1946 to 2015
Chronology of Main Change Events
Appendix I: Reform Documents
Appendix II: Supporting Information
Bibliography on UN Reform

 Joachim MÜLLER, Reforming the United Nations: A Chronology, Leiden, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016 (428 pp.)

Joachim Müller is Director for Management and Finance at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna. He was previously with the UN system for 30 years, dealing with resource management. Müller has written extensively on the UN, including the series Reforming the United Nations, 2010, 2006, 2001 (Brill) and is editor of ARUNA (Oxford University Press), an annual series on the UN. He has a doctorate (D.Phil) from Oxford University, Nuffield College.

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