Globalization comprises the dominant context for contemporary international relations. The challenge for decision makers is how to navigate the interstices of an increasingly complex global agenda. Sustainable development has become the new mantra for a coherent multilateral approach to addressing globalization. Sustainable development entails a widespread and comprehensive approach to dealing with such interlinked issues as environmental protection, economic development, democratization, the pursuit of human justice, and peace. Such an emergent paradigm or global vision appears to underlie the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.