The United Nations in Latin America: Aiding Development

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Francis Adams examines the United Nations' efforts to promote sustainable in Latin America. Adams analyzes the development work of various UN institutions and agencies that sponsor economic and social programs in the developing world as well as the UN's various funding initiatives, global conferences, and institutional goals.

Table of Contents

List of Acronymsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The United Nations and Developmentp. 8
Poverty in the Americasp. 28
Meeting Basic Human Needsp. 40
Women in the Americasp. 53
Promoting Gender Equityp. 60
Ecology of the Americasp. 72
Preserving Natural Environmentsp. 81
Aiding Development in the Americasp. 92
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 103
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rightsp. 110
Declaration on the Right to Developmentp. 122
United Nations Millennium Declarationp. 127
Millennium Development Goalsp. 136
Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Developmentp. 141
Notesp. 151
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 195
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