A World in Need of Leadership: Tomorrow’s United Nations

Issue no.1990:1-2 (31), published jointly with the Ford Foundation, highlights the importance of good NGO leadership in tackling new international challenges.

Publication details

Title:A World in Need of Leadership: Tomorrow’s United Nations
Type:Development Dialogue
Author:Brian Urquhart and Erskine Childers
Published:18 September 1990

The dramatic changes taking place throughout the world present new challenges and new tasks to the international organizations in the United Nations system. Their successful response will depend in considerable measure on the capacity and quality of their leadership.

This issue of Development Dialogue is a study of leadership in the UN system, and has been produced under the joint auspices of the Ford Foundation and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation. It consists of a main paper (also published separately for an initial distribution) and two discussion papers amplifying the argument and reasoning underlying the main paper, with some further ideas and suggestions. A compilation of statistical data on UN leadership posts is also provided.