The Coffers Are Not Empty: Financing for Sustainable Development and the Role of the United Nations

  • Jens Martens
  • James A. Paul


Financial issues have been at the center of the North-South debate since the 1960s. During intergovernmental negotiations in recent decades, especially the world conferences from Rio 1992 to Rome 1996, the sharpest controversies between North and South were over ‘means of implementation’ — that is, money to finance the agreed programs of action. The conferences failed to accomplish their goals largely because governments of the North were unwilling to provide the essential financial means.


Sustainable Development Foreign Direct Investment United Nations Development Program Debt Service Asian Crisis 
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  • James A. Paul

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