United Nations Reform: Festschrift for the 50th Anniversary Edited by Eric Fawcett, Founding President of Science for Peace and Hanna Newcombe, Director of Peace Research Institute, Dundas to be published by March 1, 1995
The United Nations was designed for a world that is over. It is unable to respond adequately to the political, economic and environmental crises of the 1990s. Without reform, the UN will lack the credibility and capability to meet the challenges of the imbalanced and alienated world whose outline is now on the horizon of the 21st century.
Canadians have made unique contributions to the functioning of the UN in its first half-century, and the 25 distinguished authors and commentators writing here bring a wealth of wisdom and experience to their essays. Those fell into the following categories: the UN System, Peace and Security, Human Rights, Environment and Development, and International Law, each section being introduced by a commentary on the papers, with a Prologue by Geoffrey Grenville Wood (past President UNA-Canada) and Epilogue by Douglas Roche (past Ambassador for Peace at the UN).
The book is designed for the general readers who will gain considerable insight into how the UN operates (or fails to work) at present, as well as learning of proposals for its reform. It is at the same time suitable for courses in International Relations in the USA, UK, Australia, etc., as well as in Canada. To our knowledge this book will be unique in its nature and scope in this 50th Anniversary Year of the United Nations.