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South Asia in the World

Ramesh Thakur Oddny Wiggen
Price: $ 43

The scale of the problems faced and the numbers of people involved in South Asia are so huge that success or failure in South Asia pose defining challenges to the core mandates of the United Nations as the global arena for problem-solving. Developments in South Asia cut across the major faultlines of the UN system with respect to the challenges of economic development, environmental protection, food and water security, democratic governance and human rights, nuclear war and peace, inter-state and internal conflicts, and new security issues like AIDS and international terrorism. South Asia in the World, presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia.

Ramesh Thakur, is Vice Rector of the United Nations University, Tokyo and Head of the Peace and Governance Programme. Oddny Wiggen, is an academic programme associate in the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University.

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