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This second volume from the United Nations Intellectual History Project surveys the history of the UN's regional commissions and the ideas they have developed over the last 40 years. Each essay is devoted to one of the five regional commissions-Europe, Asia and the Far East, Latin America, Africa, and Western Asia-and how it has approached its mission of assessing the condition of regional economies and making prognoses about future conditions. The essays describe how each commission has added local perspectives to global debates over economic development and brought an authentic regional voice to the UN. Contributors are Adebayo Adedeji, Yves Berthelot, Leelananda de Silva, Blandine Destremau, Paul Rayment, and Gert Rosenthal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253216380
ISBN-10: 0253216389
Format: Paperback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 25mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Yves Berthelot

Yves Berthelot is Senior Research Fellow at The CUNY Graduate Center and at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR. He is director of the Geneva Office of the United Nations Intellectual History Project and President of the Comite Francais de Solidarite Internationale.