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View Resource Millennium Report of the Secretary General of the United Nations

Released on April 3, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's detailed report sets the agenda for the UN Millennium Summit, an extraordinary meeting of Heads of State and Government around the world to be held September 6-8, 2000, on the eve of the first UN General Assembly of the new millennium. Entitled, "We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century," the report "is...
View Resource Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalization Work for the Poor

Published in early December 2000 by Prime Minister Blair and the British Secretary of State Clare Short, this second White Paper from the UK government on International Development discusses strategies for making the rapid development that has accompanied globalization benefit the world's poor more. The lengthy publication presents information and makes recommendations concerning third world...
View Resource The Futures Project: Policy for Higher Education in a Changing World

Hosted by Brown University's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Futures Project prime directives are to "stimulate an informed debate about the role of higher education in our new global society" and to "develop policies that ensure a skilled use of market forces to maximize the opportunities while minimizing the dangers." The Project itself is funded by the...
View Resource The Centre for the Study of Global Governance

Established in 1992 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Centre for the Study of Global Governance with a substantial grant from the Maurice Laing and Rufford Foundations. As the website notes, the centre's mission is "to inquire into the origins and nature of urgent problems facing the globe, to inform by way of public lectures, seminars, and discussion, and to influence...
View Resource Economics Policy Institute

Founded in 1986, the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) was established to "broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers." In keeping with that particular view, the Institute places a premium on real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people. The EPI site serves a clearinghouse for much of its research findings,...
View Resource Technology and a Global Economy

From U.S. Democratic Presidential candidates to America's unemployed, people are talking about the global economy and job loss for U.S. workers. Catch phrases like outsourcing, protectionism, free trade and fair trade circulate in conversations and media programs, but what does it all mean? This Topic in Depth reviews some websites that address these issues from different perspectives. This...
View Resource OECD: Global Forums

In the early 21st century, there are a multitude of evolving policy questions that are inherently transnational in scope and breadth, and thus require an ongoing dialogue across various political and organizational boundaries. It is not surprising that one of the international organizations involved in creating a meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas is the Organisation for Economic...
View Resource Global 3.0

Often the word "globalization" is thrown around rather carelessly, and many people just associate it with the expansion of such familiar icons as Starbucks and McDonalds into the far-flung corners of the world. Fortunately, there are programs such as this one from American Radioworks, which is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, with significant assistance from the Corporation for Public...
View Resource Global Policy Forum

The United Nations has a number of policy initiatives occurring in all parts of the globe, and some might ask the question: Who evaluates the effectiveness of such programs? The United Nations does some of this work themselves, but the Global Policy Forum is also intimately concerned with monitoring their programs, along with "promoting accountability of global decisions." Visitors who know what...