On the Coalition

COALITION FOR A STRONG UNITED NATIONS

2161 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140-1336, U.S.A.
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Preface

The following booklet is designed to inform and inspire other groups of citizens who may wish to form effective coalitions to address issues of national and international policy.  Coalitions preserve the diversity of member groups and help to unite their strengths.  The booklet is also designed to convey conviction to potential donors and foundations, whose means could greatly help to advance the work.  The CSUN Experience provides an account of our history, principles, strategy, and people.  We hope it will lead to the creation of similar coalitions devoted to public education about international cooperation to solve global problems through the United Nations.  We hope, too, that it will contribute to building a more effective and more democratic U.N.

 Booklet by Joseph Preston Baratta

16 May 1997

 

Who We Are

A Network of Citizens’ Organizations and Individuals

 The Coalition for a Strong United Nations is an unincorporated network of citizens’ organizations and individuals concerned about international cooperation and peace.  The movements for peace, common security, economic cooperation, human rights, environmental protection, and democracy are widely organized—the problem now is to coordinate and catalyze them.  In union there is strength.  Many existing organizations are already concerned about the United Nations as an inter-governmental organization, and many are accredited to the U.N. as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  They want the U.N. to succeed.  The Coalition is not a rival organization, but rather a network aiming to serve its members and occasional co-sponsors.  We formed in 1993 as the debacle in Somalia began to seriously erode public trust in the promise of the United Nations after the end of the Cold War.  Almost a hundred civic groups, representing upwards of ten thousand people, have since cooperated with CSUN in projects of public education on a more effective and more democratic U.N.

 One of our most tangible achievements was a CSUN spin-off to another coalition, Citizens for Funding the United Nations, which managed the $7 Campaign to symbolically fund the United Nations.  U.N. Under Secretary-General for Finance Joseph Connor (a U.S. appointee) stated that the $7 Campaign was the one citizens’ action to have significant influence on Congress in its decision to resume U.S. payments of U.N. assessments, however slowly.

  

What We Believe

Americans Approve of the U.N. But Wonder Where the Leadership Is.

 Members of the Coalition believe, as polls and surveys regularly show, that most Americans approve of the United Nations but feel that the U.N. is not able to respond adequately to the global crises that threaten us—such as ethnic wars, human rights abuses, widening poverty, exploitation of the poor everywhere, new diseases, and environmental degradation.  We believe the U.N. can and must be reformed to do a better job of handling these global problems, and that most Americans would agree, if they thought that democratic and effective reforms were achievable.  We are, therefore, working to educate ourselves and others, to develop innovative yet realistic recommendations, and to advocate their adoption publicly.

 On the approach of the 21st century, we are experiencing accelerating worldwide change and turmoil—political, economic, social, and environmental.  At the same time, the end of the Cold War presents opportunities for international cooperation which were not previously possible.

 In this atmosphere, national governments are turning more and more to the U.N.  and its specialized agencies to meet international threats.  But all too often they do not give the U.N. either the financial resources or the real authority to solve the problems.  The current financial crisis, which precipitated the removal of the last U.N. Secretary-General, despite his approval by fourteen of the fifteen members of the Security Council, is the result of the deliberate policy of the United States Congress and leaders of the Executive to withhold funds until reforms favorable to the U.S.—not the immense majority of the world community—are introduced.

 In 1945, the United States exercised great leadership to create the U.N.  We believe the time has returned for more creative leadership for the common good.

 

 

What Are Our Objectives

To Draw Attention to the Relevance and Promise of the U.N.

 

From our beliefs flow the specific objectives of the Coalition:

 • To sharpen the focus of participating groups on the relevance of the United Nations to their areas of particular interest.

 • To educate the public about the United Nations by providing background information, knowledgeable speakers, and the opportunity to clarify issues through discussion.

 • To advocate a strong and democratic U.N. and for constructive U.S. participation in the international system.

  

What We Do

Public Conferences, Local Action, Networking, and Strategy

 

Our Coalition’s program has four components:

 1.  A series of major public conferences, each on a critical issue confronting the U.N., such as the financial crisis.  Speakers come from the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, universities, worldwide non-governmental organizations, and local community groups.  They bring their diverse views and experience to conference participants.  A packet of timely reading materials also helps to inform the audience in advance of the speakers.

 2.  Local action by individuals active in the Coalition.  They speak before member organizations and other citizen associations, appear on radio talk shows (and aim to be prepared for TV), write Op-Ed articles, address editors of print and electronic media on issues to cover, write timely and informed letters to local papers and to Massachusetts and U.S. Representatives and Senators, visit Congressional offices with our concerns, develop novel multimedia teaching devices on international organizations, and in general organize follow-up programs or projects on particular aspects of the conference topics.

 3.  Networking to help conference participants stay in touch with each other and share ideas about the issues.  We particularly try to engage member organizations and to encourage them to address U.N. issues in their own programs.

 4.  Planning strategies for concerted action.  We often participate in joint meetings, and our Task Forces—organized to advance such topics as common security and human rights (eight in all)—focus on both current events and long-term strategies.  We try to link local interests to global ones.

  

What We’ve Done

Nine Conferences, Countless Volunteer Activities

 

The Coalition has hosted nine conferences (in one case assisted another coalition in hosting one).  They are usually held at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston:

 March 1994     Peacekeeping and Peacemaking:  New Challenges for the United Nations.

 October 1994  International Business: What Role for the United Nations?

 December 1994  Universal Human Rights: Accountability and Enforcement

 March 1995     A People-Centered Framework for Social and Economic Development

 November 1995  Re-forming the United Nations: Toward a Humane Global Society

 March 1996     Planting a Global Seed: The United Nations and the Environment

 May 1996        Sharing Boston’s Experience with the World: Sustainable Urban Communities

 October 1996  A U.N. Forum: Choosing a Secretary-General for the United Nations

 March 1997     You and the United Nations: Journey toward Peoples’ Governance

Building on the strength of the conferences and the enthusiasm expressed by the participants, we are expanding our activities to pursue a program of action and outreach that will mobilize the media, schools, and local government.  Our aim is to draw more people into the movement to strengthen and democratize the United Nations.

  

Speakers at Our Conferences

They Often Express Astonishment and Gratitude

at Such a Grassroots Effort to Support the United Nations.

 

Peacekeeping:

 

Hedi Annabi, Director, African Division, U.N. Office on Peacekeeping Operations;

Susan Rice, Director of International Organizations and Peacekeeping, U.S.

National Security Council;

Richard A. Falk, Professor of International Law, Princeton University

 

International Business:

 

Raymond Vernon, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School;

Elisabeth Mann Borgese, International Oceans Institute, Dalhousie University;

Seymour J. Rubin, Esq., former President, American Society of International Law; Samuel Assante, former Director of Research, U.N. Center on Transnational Corporations

 

Human Rights:

 

Michael Posner, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights;

John Shattuck, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor;

Andrew Clapham, Representative of Amnesty International to the U.N.;

Allison Des Forges, Human Rights Watch (Rwanda);

Joseph Mudumbi, Human Rights Worker in Zaire;

Rigoberta Menchu Tun, Guatemala, Nobel Laureate for Peace;

Hurst Hannum, Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

 

Social & Economic Development:

 

Ann Turid Sato, Organizing for Development, An International Institute;

Susie Clay, USAID and Baha’i Community in Guatemala;

Upendra Baxi, Professor of International Law, Delhi University;

Virginia Straus, Boston Research Center for the 21st Century;

Virginia Swain, Center for Global Community and World Law;

Ruth Morgenthau, Sustainable Development Program, Professor, Brandeis University;

David Korten, former Asian Advisor for USAID, founder of People-Centered Development Forum (New York);

Joseph Baratta, Center for Global Community and World Law

 

U.N. Reform:

 

Erskine Childers, U.N. Development Programme, author of Renewing the U.N. System;

Hazel Henderson, Member of Global Commission to Fund the U.N.;

Margaret Lippincott, Delegate to Children’s Summit (1995);

Endicott Peabody, former Governor of Massachusetts;

Elliot Richardson, former Chief Negotiator, Law of the Sea; former U.S. Attorney General

 

Environment:

 

George M. Woodwell, Founder, Woods Hole Research Center;

Mario Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Professor, MIT;

Pierre Quiblier, U.N. Environment Programme;

Edward A. Parson, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University;

Hilary French, World Watch Institute;

Gabriela Canepa, Oxfam, Association for Women in Development and Integration (Peru);

Howard Hu, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health;

Richard Wetzler, UNEP Fellows Program, Tufts University

 

Habitat II Urban Development:

 

Don Edwards, National Director, U.S. Network for Habitat II;

Farouk Mawlawi, U.N. Liaison to Habitat II;

Zakiya Alake, Boston Community Empowerment;

Victor Marrero, U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Economic and Social Council

 

U.N. Secretary-General:

 

Valerie Epps, Professor of Law, Suffolk University;

Charles Weitz, former Director of Administration, UNESCO

David Birenbaum, U.S. Representative to the U.N. for Management and Reform;

Ama Agnes Mundi, Champion of Women’s Rights in Cameroon, Harvard Fellow in 1996; Douglas Roche, Canadian Ambassador to the U.N. on Disarmament

 

You and the U.N.:

 

Richard A. Falk, Professor of International Law, Princeton University;

Dessima Williams, Professor, Brandeis University;

William R. Pace, Director, World Federalist Movement;

Ronnie Dugger, founder of Citizens’ Alliance;

Linda MacKay, Unitarian–Universalist Service Committee;

Eleanor LeCain, Director, Campaign for What Works

  

Action Program in 1997

An Addition to Conferences

 

Letter writing teams in which individuals are assigned to regularly address local newspapers, office holders, and institutions.

Speakers on the U.N. and current affairs who will meet with local business and community groups.

Delegations to newspaper editors aimed to obtain regular acceptance of U.N.-oriented Op–Ed pieces.

Visits to municipal and state elected bodies aimed to produce local debate and media coverage on U.N.-related resolutions.

Visits to other states, starting with New Hampshire, aimed to start similar coalitions to support and reform the U.N.

Selected lobbying, aimed to promote U.N. supportive communications from the public to legislators and the White house.

Enrollment of celebrity assistance to help influence public opinion.

Raising funds for direct advertising on U.N. related topics.

Street corner and door-to-door petition efforts on U.N. related topics.

Radio talk show participation, as on WNRB.

Continuing “construction” of our web page and responding to “hits.”

Preparation and dissemination of educational materials, including an interactive, multimedia CD–ROM for use in schools, colleges, and universities.

Continue the vital focus of our topic-based Task Forces, who can provide experts and set priorities for many of the above actions.

  

How We Are Organized

Members, the Advisory Council, and the Executive Committee

 

Since we are not a corporation, yet operate as an educational association under the legal umbrella of a member organization with 501(c)3 status—the World Federalist Association—the Coalition is organized for maximum informality and flexibility.  Members  are organizations that pledge to promote the work of the Coalition and make an annual contribution of $50 (or half that, with the balance made up in time, labor, or resources).  Individuals may also become members (at $20 or equivalent in volunteer time).  Many other organizations have participated, not as continuing members, but as conference co-sponsors.  The Coalition, then, serves the member organizations and the ad hoc conference co-sponsors.

There is an Advisory Council, composed of representatives of the member organizations, individuals, and cosponsors, who meet before and after conferences or major actions in order to elect the Executive Committee and advise it.  The Council is unlike the usual Board in that it is not financially liable (our expenses are modest).  Rather, it serves to supervise activities, bring a broad perspective to our work, and attract new people.

The Executive Committee, composed now of about fifteen people, is the lead group.  Its functions are to make policy, approve a budget, ensure that the necessary funds are raised, hire consultants such as the managing coordinator, appoint a treasurer, oversee the volunteers, and select persons for additional committees. Service on the Executive Committee tends to involve several meetings per month. Such regular meetings provide the setting for our own education.

After our conference on U.N. reform in 1995, we organized eight Task Forces of interested individuals on the topics of civil society, common security, human rights, social and economic development, protection of the environment, international business, international law, and U.N. structural reform.

There is hardly a paid staff,  but we have hired one half-time Managing Co-ordinator.  The bulk of the work is done by dedicated and resourceful volunteers.  They are the ones who enter names into registration lists, give and collect money, deposit it into the bank, write the brochures, prepare the informative packets, greet people at the door, and find new members.  The Coalition is a triumph of volunteer labor!

 

Who Participate in Our Work

Member Organizations of the Coalition (as of 1997)

 

Arlington Street Church Social Action Committee

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Baha’i Communities of Boston and Cambridge

Boston Research Center for the 21st Century

Cambridge Peace Action

Cambridge–Yerevan Sister City Association

Center for Global Community and World Law

Center for Strategic Change

Citizens for Participation in Political Action

Community Church of Boston

First Unitarian Society of Newton

Grassroots Actions for Peace

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

John F. Kennedy Library, Education Department

Lawyers Alliance for World Security, MA Chapter

Lincoln First Parish Peace Committee

Massachusetts Peace Action

Mediation Solutions

Sisters of St. Joseph, Office of Justice and Peace

Soka Gakkai International, Boston

Third World Scholars Consortium

TransAfrica, Boston Chapter

Twenty-Twenty Vision Congressional District 8

Unitarian–Universalist Service Committee

United Nations Association of Greater Boston

United Nations Council for the South Shore

Wellesley Peace Group

World Federalist Association of Franklin County, MA

World Federalist Association of Greater Boston

World Federalist Association of New England

 

Who Also Participate in Our Work

Co-Sponsors of One or More Conferences (as of 1997)

 

American Friends Service Committee, New England

AFSC, Western MA

American Society of International Law, Northeast Region

Amnesty International

Backman Center for Social Justice

Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

Baha’is of Watertown, Local Spiritual Assembly

Boston Bar Association, International Law Section

Boston Center for International Visitors

Boston Mobilization for Survival

Celebration for the Children of the World

Civilian-Based Defense Association

Concord Democratic Town Committee

Coolidge Center for Environmental Leadership

Dana McLean Greeley Foundation

Economists Allied for Arms Reduction

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Peace and Justice Commission

Franklin Research and Development Corporation

Global Village Books

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Boston

Grassroots International

Green Decade Coalition, Newton

Guatemala Watch of Vermont

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Project

Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program

Indian American Forum for Political  Education, MA Chapter

Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies

Institute for Peace and International Security

Institute for Resource and Security  Studies

Institute for World Affairs

International Mayan League/USA

International Nonviolent Initiatives

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

MIT Technology and Culture Seminar

Oxfam America

Pangea Association of Boston College

Pax World Service

Peace and Justice Program, Tufts University

Physicians for Human Rights, Inc.

Reebok Foundation, Human Rights  Program

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Boston Area

South Shore Coalition for Human Rights

St. Paul’s Church Outreach Committee, Natick

Stewartship

Suffolk Law School, International Law Society

Survival News

Twenty-Twenty Vision Congressional Districts 4 and 5

Unitarian–Universalist U.N. Office

U.N. Association of Franklin County

U.S. Trust Company

Women’s Action for New Directions

Women’s Institute for African Rural  Development

Women’s Refugee Program, Cambridge– Somerville Legal Service

World Affairs Council

World Federalist Associations of Mansfield, CT; Cape Cod, MA;

          Pioneer Valley, MA; Maine; NH/VT

World Peace Foundation

  

Why We Need Additional Donations

Public Education about the United Nations Requires Money.

 

As a coalition of member organizations, CSUN makes every effort to reflect the priorities of those organizations in its activities, while at the same time focusing individual and organizational attention on U.N. problems and needs.  This organizational basis has been a source of both strength and weakness: strength, in that CSUN has been able to draw on the human resources of a wide range of community agencies; weakness, in that CSUN has had to depend on those personal resources, yet has not so far developed an independent financial and professional base.  CSUN funding has been conference-driven, and it has yet to develop the financial resources to mount a broad, ongoing campaign of public education.

CSUN is also confronted by public inertia towards U.N. priorities and by the activities of other domestic grass roots organizations with strong and vocal political representation that are committed to oppose and if necessary destroy the work of the U.N. and its many agencies.  In the past, such opposition had focused on U.N. involvement in international support for family planning (including early abortions).  More recently, the opposition has zeroed in on the central role of U.N. peacekeeping and has led our U.S. government to default on its U.N. dues, while at the same time functioning as a minority of one in determining who should or should not be appointed as U.N. Secretary-General.  U.S. policy and credibility would be ill served if these initiatives went unchallenged.

In response to these circumstances, CSUN is adopting the following priorities:

Continue to educate the public about the work of the United Nations.  CSUN’s focus on providing the public with forums to discuss and debate sharply defined international problems preserves its function as a catalyst while ensuring that these problems are brought to public attention.  No other citizens’ association in metropolitan Boston is duplicating this work of providing the general public with such accessible forums for debating issues of concern to the U.N.  CSUN is the only agency with the human resources and the specific motivation and agenda to focus broad public attention on problems which are beyond solution by national or regional institutions, and which, therefore, require international intervention and management.  No other group is so particularly focused on U.N. reform.

Specifically, CSUN will strive to increase public understanding of the United Nations beyond its much publicized and criticized peacekeeping functions and beyond the disputes over regional (Middle Eastern) security issues aired in the Security Council.  CSUN is primarily concerned about the ill-informed and at times intemperate quality of the debate about U.N.-related issues as seen during the recent U.S. Presidential campaign.  There was no mention of the numerous low-keyed activities which U.N. agencies undertake all over the world to promote public and environmental health, restore public safety, and support grass roots economic development.  The public needs to be better informed about these preventive strategies for managing international development and about the case for placing their management in the hands of public international agencies operating under U.N. auspices in which all states participate.

CSUN will strive to address the question of how to promote U.N. reform so as to strengthen the United Nations as an agency representing the values and agendas of civil society.  In the long term, this is the most crucial aspect of U.N. reform and therefore of CSUN’s activities.  At present, the public interest is inadequately represented in debate about, and in response to, international problems.  There are certain instances in which public interest has been successfully galvanized to produce policy for managing problems of global impact—the Montreal Protocol to reduce chlorofluorocarbon destruction of the ozone layer of the atmosphere being one example.  But generally speaking, the public is still a long way from understanding the serious nature of global problems or the very great likelihood of their increasing in the future.  A five-year review of the Rio Agenda 21 is due in 1997:  it can almost be guaranteed that the general public will be unaware of the issues at stake or of the obstacles impeding agencies like the U.N. Environment Programme from addressing those issues.  Public education is absolutely vital if the public is to become aware of the urgency of these problems and of the need for a U.N. which has the support and capability to deal with them.

In order to carry out this agenda, CSUN is seeking financial sponsorship that will provide it with the means to reach the public through a variety of approaches.  In addition to organizing conferences, CSUN conducts a letter writing campaign, has set up a speakers’ bureau, maintains a web page, publishes a newsletter, works with students at area colleges, and collaborates with U.N. advocacy groups in other communities across the U.S.  While CSUN’s initial activities were motivated in part by crises in Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda, and by the continuing U.N. financial crisis, its future work focuses more on the international problems that loom ahead and the necessity for having a reformed and adequately financed United Nations that can address those problems from global and civil, as well as national, perspectives.  CSUN’s public education programs, and advocacy of U.N. reform, will be directed to these ends.

 

What Are the Elements of Our Success

You Would Find Unique Ones, Too, If You Created a Coalition.

 

The Greater Boston urban area, home to nine universities and dozens of colleges, institutes, and advanced schools, offers many community and institutional resources to a coalition of citizens’ organizations concerned about foreign policy and international organization.  Boston as a college town was the first element of our success.  But we had two more, which might not be so easily duplicated elsewhere:

–The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which offers a superb public meeting space at no or nominal cost; and

–John Malcolm (“Jock”) Forbes, who continues to serve as our Managing Coordinator even when we fall in arrears in the modest salary we pay him.

It is safe to say that, without Jock—maintaining our little office (shared with a member organization, the World Federalist Association of New England), tending the telephones, supervising volunteers and interns, typing up agendas, keeping records, and generally strategizing and networking day after day—we would not have a Coalition for a Strong United Nations.  Any new coalition would have to plan for funding at least one professional, like Mr. Forbes, for the long haul.

Other elements of our success could more easily be found elsewhere:

–A few (2–5) dedicated volunteers who will form a team or nucleus of an Executive Committee to exercise leadership and do the work day in and day out.

–Unique local and cultural institutions that could be adapted to public education about the United Nations.

–A number of existing citizens’ organizations already concerned about one or another of the global problems, like human rights or the environment.

–A population of active citizens ready to respond to leadership.

 

The Strategy of Coalitions

Don’t Organize:  Network!

 

In the mid-1980s, the Topsfield Foundation did a survey of peace organizations in the United States and found 9,000 of them.  The lesson was clear:  the country is already heavily organized.  The challenge is to coordinate and even unite many small groups aiming to affect public opinion and ultimately national and international policy.  Similarly at the United Nations in New York, where there is a large and vocal non-governmental organization (NGO) community, the challenge is to build public opinion in favor of the U.N. not so much in New York but in the capitals and major cities of the member states.  Because the public is misinformed or indifferent, the United Nations seems to be going the way of the former League of Nations.

In our experience, the peace movement is still organized on a Cold War footing. Many small organizations that have been sorely tested in struggles over the great issues of war and peace are reluctant to give up their hard-fought insights, view their competitors with a certain suspicion, and compete for scarce funds.  We have difficulty uniting ourselves, even while we seek to bring about international agreements to provide for the common security or regulate the emerging global economy.  Coalitions offer a way to preserve our organizational identities, while making possible effective cooperation for shared objectives.

Alexis de Tocqueville, in Democracy in America, observed that “Americans … are forever forming associations.” He praised them for maintaining popular government and providing a check on the incipient tyranny of an ever more intrusive central government in industrial times (Part II, Chap. 3).  Coalitions in our time contribute to the non-profit sector, which Lester Salamon has calculated now employs 3 to 5 percent of all people worldwide, and earns about six times the income of General Motors (Foreign Affairs, July-August 1994).  Even national states, finding their sovereignty declining as interdependence advances, are having recourse to coalitions, as in the Gulf War Coalition.  Alliances are out; coalitions are in!

 

Great Plans

 

“Make no small plans, because only great plans have the power to kindle the imagination of man.”

—Paul G. Hoffman, 1951

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.”

—Daniel H. Burnham (attributed), 1951

“Against a great evil, a small remedy does not produce a small result; it produces no result at all.”

—John Stuart Mill, 1873

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled by great ambitions.”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ante 1882

“The most dangerous way to cross a chasm is one step at a time.”

—Clarence Streit,  1946

“Certainly all political experience confirms the truth that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible.”

—Max Weber, 1920

“All my life I have heard men speak with a sort of condescension of ideals and of idealists, and particularly of those separated, cloistered persons whom they choose to term academic, who were in the habit of uttering ideals in a free atmosphere where they clash with nobody in particular.… Speaking with perfect frankness in the name of the people of the United States, I have uttered as the objects of this great war ideals and nothing but ideals [such as human right and justice], and the war has been won by that inspiration.… In loving America, I find I have joined the great majority of my fellow men throughout the world.”

—Woodrow Wilson, Address in Boston, 24 February 1919.

“If politics means anything today, it must become the ‘art of the impossible.’”

—Lewis Mumford, 1954

“The only way to think of human destiny today is in political terms.”

—Albert Einstein, 1948

“Whenever you seek a new path to truth, you must expect to find it obstructed by the bulk of expert opinion.”

—Albert Guérard, 1950

“A hero is a man caught by the future.”

—Carl Jung, 1933

 

Executive Committee (1997)

 

Brian Aull, Optical Scientist

Joseph Baratta, Historian of Federalism

John M. Forbes, Citizen of the World

Gail Jacobson, Mediator

Dieter Koch-Weser, Public Health Physician

Winston Langley, Professor of International Law

David Lewit, Social Psychologist

Alma Morrison, Public Manager

Ama Mundi, Educator on Development

Alvaro Nistal Ruy, Self-employed

Suzanne Pearce, Executive Secretary

Gulshan Saini, Soil Physicist

Kathy Simons, Harvard Administrator

Peter H. Smith, Architect and Planner

Virginia Mary Swain, Coach for Individuals and Organizations

John Watt, Chinese Scholar

Ruth Weizenbaum, Educator & Activist

Paul Walker, U.S. Policy Advisor on Arms Control

David Wylie, Attorney, Former Cambridge City Councilman

 

Reading Materials

Available from the Coalition’s Conferences

 

PACKETS OF BACKGROUND READINGS ($10 each) 

Quantity                                                                                                              Cost

______You and the U.N.:  Journey toward People’s Governance                 $______

______Planting a Global Seed:  The U.N. and the Environment                   $______

______U.N. Reform:  Toward a Humane Global Society                              $______

______Universal Human Rights:  Accountability and Enforcement              $______

______The U.N. and People-Centered Social and Economic Development  $______

______International Business:  What Role for the U.N.?                                $______

______Peacekeeping and Peacemaking:  New Challenges for the U.N.         $______

 

TRANSCRIPTS OF SPEECHES AND WORKSHOP SUMMARIES ($5 each)

______Planting a Global Seed:  The U.N. and the Environment                    $______

______U.N. Reform:  Toward a Humane Global Society                               $______

______Universal Human Rights:  Accountability and Enforcement               $______

______The U.N. and People-Centered Social and Economic Development   $______

______International Business:  What Role for the U.N.?                                $______

______Peacekeeping and Peacemaking:  New Challenges for the U.N.         $______

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF CONFERENCES (No charge)

______Planting a Global Seed:  The U.N. and the Environment      

______U.N. Reform:  Toward a Humane Global Society        

______Universal Human Rights:  Accountability and Enforcement

______The U.N. and People-Centered Social and Economic Development

______International Business:  What Role for the U.N.?       

______Peacekeeping and Peacemaking:  New Challenges for the U.N.   

 

RESOLUTIONS FROM CONFERENCE NO. 5, U.N. Reform

______Booklet of Resolutions [Full text] ($10)                                      $______

______Executive Summary of Resolutions (No charge)

 

Please make check payable to “Coalition/WFANE”.

            TOTAL ENCLOSED                                                                   $______

 

 

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