Global Issues for Global Citizens: An Introduction to Key by Vinay K. Bhargava

By Vinay K. Bhargava

Written through 27 global financial institution specialists, this booklet attracts at the Bank's specific worldwide services and event to advertise an figuring out of key worldwide matters that can not be solved by means of anybody country by myself in an more and more interconnected international. It describes the forces which are shaping private and non-private motion to handle those concerns and highlights the Bank's personal paintings in those parts. protecting 4 extensive topics (global economic system, international human improvement, international setting, and worldwide governance), this accomplished quantity presents an advent to modern-day so much urgent worldwide issues—from poverty, clash, and migration to weather switch, overseas exchange, schooling, future health, and corruption. With its easy presentation of complicated subject matters, use of actual international examples, and recommendations for additional studying online and within the literature, this distinct quantity can be a useful source for college kids in diplomacy, worldwide company, public coverage, overseas improvement reports, sociology in addition to different readers.

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Global compacts have great potential to prevent the world from growing further out of balance. However, progress so far has been slow, and there are real concerns that the targets will not be achieved by the established deadlines. Chapter 21 discusses the global initiatives of recent decades that triggered the consolidation of a global development agenda through global compacts. It highlights the issues and controversies that have influenced these efforts to make a better world for all. Besides the MDGs, the key meetings and compacts covered include 17 18 Global Issues for Global Citizens ■ ■ ■ ■ The WTO ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar, in 2001 The International Conference on Financing and Development in Monterey, Mexico, in 2002 The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, also in 2002 The UN World Summit of 2005.

The victims are usually people in developing countries, whose precious foreign aid and investment are siphoned off from badly needed development projects and into the pockets of corrupt government officials, their family members or cronies, or corrupt brokers or middlemen. Recent years have seen a major step forward to address transnational corruption and its effects, with the launch of the UN Convention Against Corruption. The United Nations System Effective management of global issues requires effective international cooperation, and the UN is the principal body within which such cooperation takes place.

Their choice of issues on which to focus may in turn be driven by the advocacy efforts of civil society and other organizations. 23 24 Global Issues for Global Citizens ■ ■ ■ Civil society campaigns and associations. In some instances, global action is driven by civil society campaigns such as the Jubilee movement, the Live Aid concerts, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, and the Make Poverty History campaign. Some well-known annual global forums such as the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum also frequently focus on global issues and can profoundly influence the debate.

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