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Reform Of The UN

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The capacity for reform is an essential requirement for the survival of political institutions. The reform history of international organizations dates back to the founding period of the League of Nations. Article 24 of the Covenant of the League laid the basis for an ultimately failed attempt to consolidate all technical international organizations and administrative unions under the common roof of the League. The United Nations underwent several phases of reform efforts. The 1980s were shaped by budgetary and management reforms which were strongly advocated by the US government that even withheld part of its contributions in order to promote its agenda. The General Assembly has no power to take decisions which are binding for any specialized agency. Accordingly, reform measures aimed at the UN system as a whole are dependent upon the specialized agencies cooperation.

Keywords: General Assembly; League of Nations; UN reform; UN system; US government



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