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Global Governance

The 1999 events in Seattle and the final agreement in Montreal on the relevance of the principle of precaution (related to the protocol on biodiversity) show that time is ripe for a global and consistent approach aiming at reforming the so-called "multilateral system." Different types of proposals have been made to reform this system. The Global Governance workgroup of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World aims to contribute to the debate by building a participatory network in view of submitting proposals to be discussed. It might provide a common reference to a decentralized and concrete reform process. As an intermediate step, the workgroup contributed to the preparation of the Millennium Assembly, coupled with the Millennium Summit of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2000.

Fifteen participants of the Global Governance workgroup met near Paris on June 14-15, 2000. They discussed the second version of proposals and committed to studying international regulations by sector, and their present limitations, in view of defining the basic principles. The meeting was very fertile. The final version was written during the summer of 2001, and is available below. It was widely circulated during the World Citizens Assembly (Lille, France, in December 2001).


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puce Participants puce Proposal Paper
puce Principles of Governance for the Twenty-first Century


Reforming the U.N. and Redefining Global Governance
March 2005. Here is an account of the last meeting that took place on March 3 in New York between a delegation of civil-society groups, and representatives of the U.N. Secretariat. You may also consult the document that the FPH and the Alliance presented in this meeting, containing the main points of the discussion on reforming the U.N. and redefining global governance. This information is relevant to the recent publication by the United Nations of the report In Larger Freedom, which is the starting point for the debate on the reform of this institution and is to lead to the approval (...)

puce Reforming the United Nations Organization and Redefining Global Governance - Gustavo Marin -
puce Main Points for the Discussion with the United Nations Secretariat - Gustavo Marin - - Pierre Calame -
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:: Articles ::

Founding Principles :: September 2002 ::

Other Documents :: March 2002 ::

Global Universal Service, a Role for NGOs
:: Seán O SIOCHRU :: September 2001 ::

Towards a Global Framework for Democratic Media
:: Marc RABOY :: September 2001 ::

Applications to various fields of activity :: September 2001 ::

Other documents :: September 2001 ::

The building of Europe: Some lessons for the future
:: Pierre Calame :: September 2001 ::

Processes and strategies for change :: September 2001 ::


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