Date of Degree

2-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Liberal Studies

Advisor

Pyong Gap Min

Subject Categories

Agency | International Law | Law and Politics

Keywords

International Relations, United Nations, Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society, Global Governance

Abstract

The continuous financial crisis of the United Nations has been one of the of the major issues in the world’s international organization history. For more than forty years, the UN has been continually crippled by unceasing financial difficulties. Repetitive cash-flow emergency, difficulties in collecting member states’ contributions and to pay its debts have become major concerns. Moreover, the necessity to carry on its mission, and to promote peacekeeping and other social programs have been compromised. No matter what the case may be, the future and fate of the organization lays in the hands of the richest and powerful state members, and the kind of financing structure they want for the organization. And this will be a significant factor in determining international relations and global governance. Thus, the international community has faced only one question: whether this order will lead to anarchy or whether it is going to strengthen the international public sector to fill the void. My main goal in this paper is to explore present financial situation of the UN, its future reforms, and argue what type of funding appropriate for the United Nations at the 21st century.

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