The United Nations and Business

A Partnership Recovered

  • Authors
  • Sandrine┬áTesner
  • Georg┬áKell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Sandrine Tesner, Georg Kell
    Pages 1-39
  3. Sandrine Tesner, Georg Kell
    Pages 41-67
  4. Sandrine Tesner, Georg Kell
    Pages 69-106
  5. Sandrine Tesner, Georg Kell
    Pages 107-142
  6. Sandrine Tesner, Georg Kell
    Pages 143-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-200

About this book


When 51 nations gathered in 1945 to witness the birth of the United Nations, international business groups urged governments to ratify the UN Charter without delay. During the following 55 years, UN and business leaders dismissed each other when they were not engaging in a war of words. This book examines why the global order of the 21st century demands a new partnership between the UN and business. If the UN fails to engage the business community, it is likely to become irrelevant. If global corporations y refuse to support the UN, they will face a closing world with disastrous consequences for the prosperity of all. The UN and business are bound to work together, and indeed they are.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62814-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62812-4
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