Table of Contents

Reforming the United Nations: The Quiet Revolution (2001)

Foreword by Jean-Pierre Halbwachs, Assistant Secretary-General and Controller, United Nations 

Preface 

Table of Contents 

List of Abbreviations 

Part I
Reforming the United Nations: The Quiet Revolution 

1.
    Previous Reform Efforts, 1950-1996 

1.1
     The Cold War Period, 1950-1967 

1.2
     Focus on Development, 1967-1970 

1.3
     The North-South Conflict, 1970-1980 

1.4
     Declining Faith in Multilateralism, 1978-1984 

1.5
     Proposals for Fundamental Reform, 1980-1984 

1.6     Emphasis on Improving Efficiency, 1984-1987 

1.7
     End of the Cold War and Rediscovery of the United Nations, 1987-1990 

1.8
     The Concerns of the South, 1987-1990 

1.9
     Preparing for a New Secretary-General, 1990-1991 

1.10
   Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and an Agenda for Peace, 1992 

1.11
   Reassessment, 1993-1994

1.12
   Towards an Agenda for Development, 1993-1994 

1.13
   Towards a Reform of the Security Council, 1992-1996 

1.14 
  Preparing for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations, 1994-1995 

1.15
   Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995-1996 

2.
       New Reform Initiatives, 1996-2000 

2.1
    Preparing for the New Secretary-General and the Conclusion of Earlier Reform Efforts, 
         1996-1997 

         Paul Kennedy and Bruce Russet/Reforming the United Nations, September 1995 (document 1) 

         Nordic United Nations Reform Project in the Economic and Social Fields, December 1996
         (document 3) 

         General Assembly/Agenda for Development, June 1997 (document 5) 
    
         General Assembly/Strengthening of the United Nations System, July 1997 (document 7) 

         General Assembly/Supplement to an Agenda for Peace, September 1997 (document 9) 

         Jesse Helms/Challenge to the Next Secretary-General, September 1996 (document 2) 

2.2
   Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Quiet Revolution, 1997-2000 

        Secretary-General/Management and Organisational Measures, March 1997 (document 4) 

        Secretary-General/Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform, July 1997 
        (document 6) 

        South Centre/Renewing the United Nations: Commentary, November 1997 (document 10) 

        General Assembly/The Reform Session, September 1997-March 1998 (document 11, 
         resolution 1) 

        Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements, October 1998 (document 13, resolution 4) 
    
        General Assembly/1998 Session and Subsequent Events, September 1998-2000 (document 14, 
        resolutions 3 and 5) 

2.3
   Security Council Reform, 1997-1999 

        General Assembly/Open-ended Working Group, August 1997 (document 8) 

        General Assembly/Open-ended Working Group, August 1998 (document 12, resolution 2) 

        General Assembly/Open-ended Working Group, August 1999 (document 15) 

2.4
   The Millennium Assembly, 2000 

        Millennium Forum, May 2000 (document 17) 

        Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, August 2000 (document 18) 

       Secretary-General/Millennium Report, March 2000 (document 16) 

       Millennium Summit and Assembly, September-December 2000 (documents 19 and 20, 
       resolutions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) 

Part II
Resolutions 

1.
    Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform
       General Assembly Resolution 52/12 A and B, 12 November and 19 December 1997 

2.
    Millennium Assembly of the United Nations
       General Assembly Resolution 53/202, 17 December 1998 

3.
    Report of the Secretary-General on Environment and Human Settlements
       General Assembly Resolution 53/242, 28 July 1999 

4.
    Millennium Summit of the United Nations
       General Assembly Resolution 54/254, 15 March 2000 

5.
    Role of the Security Council in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, 
       Particularly in Africa
       Security Council Resolution 1318 (2000), 7 September 2000 

6.
    United Nations Millennium Declaration
       General Assembly Resolution 55/2, 8 September 2000 

7.
    Report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations
       Security Council Resolution 1327 (2000), 13 November 2000 

8.
    Follow-up to the Millennium Summit
       General Assembly Resolution 55/162, 14 December 2000 

9.
    Scale of Assessment for the Apportionment of the Expenses of the United Nations
       General Assembly Resolution 55/5 B to F, 23 December 2000 

10.
  Scale of Assessment for the Apportionment of the Expenses of United Nations 
        Peacekeeping Operations
       General Assembly Resolution 55/235, 23 December 2000 

Part III
Documentation 

1.
    Reforming the United Nations
       Paul Kennedy and Bruce Russet, September 1995 

2.
   Saving the United Nations: A Challenge to the Next Secretary-General
      Jesse Helms, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 
      September 1996 

3.
   Strengthening the United Nations in the Economic and Social Fields
       Nordic United Nations Reform Project, December 1996 

4.
   Management and Organizational Measures
      Secretary-General, United Nations, March 1997 

5.
    Agenda for Development
       General Assembly, United Nations, June 1997 

6.
    Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform
       Secretary-General, United Nations, July 1997 

7.
    Strengthening of the United Nations System
       General Assembly, United Nations, July 1997 

8.
    Security Council Reform
       Open-ended Working Group, United Nations, August 1997 

9.
    Supplement to an Agenda for Peace
       General Assembly, United Nations, September 1997 

10.
  Renewing the United Nations: Commentary
       South Centre at the request of the Group of 77, November 1997 

11.
   Renewing the United Nations: Views of Member States
        European Union, Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, Group of 77 and China, 
        November 1997 

12.
   Security Council Reform
       Open-ended Working Group, United Nations, August 1998 

13.
   Environment and Human Settlement
        Task Force on Environment and Human Settlement, United Nations, October 1998 

14.
  Renewing the United Nations: Status of Implementation
        Secretary-General, United Nations, November 1998 

15.
  Security Council Reform
        Open-ended Working Group, United Nations, August 1999 

16.
   We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the Twenty-First Century
        Secretary-General, United Nations, March 2000 

17.
   We the Peoples Millennium Forum: Declaration and Agenda for Action
        Millennium Forum, United Nations, May 2000 

18.
   United Nations Peace Operations 
        Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, United Nations, August 2000 

19.
   United Nations Peace Operations: Resource Requirements
        Secretary-General, United Nations, October 2000 

20.   Comprehensive Review of Peacekeeping Operations
        Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, December 2000 

Index of Names