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Who Wants to Fix the UN?

What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It by Thomas G Weiss (Cambridge: Polity Press),2012; (second edition), pp 292+xx, $19.95.

United Nations as a Forum for Reform of Global Institutions

The current global crisis has revealed, if indeed evidence was needed, that the governance of international financial institutions is badly in need of overhaul. However, the G-20 meeting on 15 November is not the forum for any quick-fix solutions. The United Nations review in Doha, Qatar, of the Financing for Development process, scheduled for early December, provides a more meaningful opportunity to begin the process for an inclusive and substantive reform. The world cannot afford to lose yet another opportunity for overhaul, which must proceed in a step-by-step manner.

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