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 e-book attracts at the Bank's detailed international features and adventure to advertise an knowing of key international matters that can't be solved by way of anyone country on my own in an more and more interconnected global. It describes the forces which are shaping private and non-private motion to deal with those matters and highlights the Bank's personal paintings in those components. masking 4 large issues (global economic system, worldwide human improvement, worldwide surroundings, and worldwide governance), this entire quantity presents an advent to present day such a lot urgent international issues—from poverty, clash, and migration to weather switch, foreign exchange, schooling, overall healthiness, and corruption. With its undemanding presentation of complicated subject matters, use of genuine global examples, and recommendations for extra interpreting online and within the literature, this particular quantity might be a useful source for college kids in diplomacy, international company, public coverage, overseas improvement reviews, sociology in addition to different readers.

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As with the UN, there are many proposals on the table for reform of the IFIs, to enable them to play a more effective role in the global issues agenda. Chapter 20 provides an overview of the IFIs, the role they play in addressing global issues, and the main proposals to improve their effectiveness. Global Compacts At the start of the 21st century, world leaders laid out, in remarkable unison, a series of global compacts for a sustainable world, including most prominently the Millennium Development Goals.

The failure of financial 5 6 Global Issues for Global Citizens systems in that episode imposed high economic and social costs, such as rampant unemployment, increased migration, social conflict, and social instability—and not only in the countries directly affected. In the wake of this and other crises, an urgent debate has been launched over reform of the international financial architecture to reduce the chances of further financial instability. Aid for Development Foreign aid has been one of the foundations of international cooperation for many decades.

Environmental consequences. Today’s patterns of production and consumption cannot simply be scaled up to a world with $75 trillion or $100 trillion in annual gross product. Something will have to give, and that something is likely to be our shared environment. If today’s developing countries replicate the consumption patterns of today’s rich countries, great damage to the global environment, and to the planet’s ability to sustain life and growth, is in store. The technologies needed to change these consumption patterns and develop alternatives are among the most valuable of global public goods, yet their development is now largely neglected.

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