The United Nations and the Crossroads of Reform

  • Abelardo Morales
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


During the 1990s, when the effects of the transition in world politics have resulted in new global and regional trends, a process of reform both of the United Nations System and of its role in world affairs has been initiated. Evolving from historic circumstances, the organizational and operational shift fuses the institutional process of the system in a new project. It involves cooperation among the great powers, consistent with universally accepted charter objectives: the maintenance of peace and international security; coexistence among nations; the protection of human rights; guarantees of equal sovereignty among states, and the promotion of economic progress and social development.


Security Council World Order World Politics World Organization International Security 
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