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The Prerequisite to UN Leadership in Development

System-wide coherence

Coherence of operational activities in development has been high on the reform agenda of the United Nations for a long time. At the Millennium+5 Summit member states requested the UN Secretary-General to present practical proposals towards this challenge. In the meantime, Kofi Annan has appointed a high-level panel which is to report back to him by this summer. Almost immediately, the effort has come in for considerable criticism. By Thomas Fues.


While sceptical voices see this as yet another ploy to bolster western dominance (>>> Frontal Attack on the UN), sympathetic observers consider it as the final opportunity for a meaningful role of the UN in the international development architecture. This article asks the G77 to reconsider their opposition ...

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