1st January 1971
Discrimination and Fragmentation in the 1970s
An organized response to global crisis
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October 1970 saw the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations.
January 1971 represents the start of the United Nations Second Development Decade.
This short period also gave rise to several other events which merit consideration
as symptoms of long-term trends in the evolution of United Nations thinking.
In the following sections, texts illustrating these incidents - and others
which preceded them over the last two or three years - are quoted to permit
readers to come to their own conclusions:
- Part 1 : The UN System's
Ivory Tower Strategy and the death knell of INGO Consultative Status (Originally
published in International Associations, 23, 1971, 1, pp. 28-48; PDF version)
- Part 2 : From Apartheid
to Schizophrenia: ecological ignorance and the logic of depersonalized "separate
development" (Originally published in International Associations,
23, 1971, 2, pp. 89-102; PDF version)
- Part 3 : A World in Distress:
a model of fragmented "social development" (Originally published
in International Associations, 23, 1971, 2, pp. 107-108; PDF version)
These texts are published on the web because in many respects they might have
formed the basis for an article on Discrimination and Fragmentation in the