Achieving Social Development for All in a Globalizing World

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 21, 2000

By James E. Hug, S.J.
"This Special Session of the UN General Assembly must address the growing gap between wealthy and poor and try to assess the role current processes of globalization are playing in creating that gap. It must engage the current international discussion around new types of global financial architecture from the perspective of the needs and demands of social development. Hope is being expressed in some UN circles that finding ways to implement the goals of the Social Summit effectively could provide a solution to some of the impasses created when social conditionalities are introduced into trade negotiations. This is a place to work, in other words, to develop alternatives to the more restrictive proposals advanced in Seattle at the abortive Third Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization."
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