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Conclusion: Where Next?

ByGeorgina Ayre

This book has illustrated that, whether for good or for bad, during recent years global governance as a term and a newly emerging concept has been brought to the fore of international and political dialogue. The collapse of trade talks at the Fifth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Cancun, the action of states taking unilateral and bilateral action on international security issues, accusations of corruption in the United Nations (UN) over the Food for Oil Programme, the breach and the improper use of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, growing criticism of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for their lack of transparency and accountability, and a lack of confidence in the role and competence of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have all, individually and collectively, resulted in calls from all corners of the world for a reform in almost every sphere of global governance.