First, Second, Third and Fourth Worlds

  • Barbara Ward
Part of the Frontiers in Human Ecology book series (FHE)


When the special session of the United Nations General Assembly, summoned on the initiative of President Boumedienne of Algeria to discuss “the problems of raw materials and development”, closed on May 2nd, it left behind the feeling that possibly something new had taken place. Mr Henry Kissinger called the session part of an “unprecedented agenda of global consultations in 1974” which implied “a collective decision to elevate our concern for man’s elementary wellbeing to the highest level”. Britain’s chief representative at the United Nations, Mr Ivor Richard, put it rather more simply. He said: “Things will never be the same again”.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

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