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Building a Win-Win World by Hazel Henderson

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CHAPTER 13AGREEING ON RULES AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS FOR OUR COMMON FUTURE

Let us now examine more closely 1995, a watershed year in global affairs. Millennial anxieties and hopes were focused on the fiftieth anniversary of the UN. Clearly, the UN needed reinvigorating, restructuring, and reforming. Almost since its founding in 1945, the Cold War had slowly warped its politics and structures in the ideological crossfire of the superpowers, and the veto had often crippled the decisions of its Security Council. The General Assembly had become a forum for the rest of the world—an important function and safety valve for the world’s unsolved problems and human agendas. Too often this led the more powerful nations to bypass the General Assembly ...

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