Publication: The End of the Third World?: Modernizing Multilateralism for a Multipolar World
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Zoellick, Robert B.
Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, spoke on the theme that we are now in a new, fast-evolving multipolar world economy in which outdated classifications no longer fit. He discussed these topics: (i) the end of the third world; (ii) multilateralism matters; (iii) new sources of demand; (iv) new poles of growth; (v) Africa as a potential pole of growth; (vi) economic shifts mean potential power shifts; (vii) the danger of geo-politics as usual; (viii) financial reform; (ix) climate change; (x) managing for crisis response; (xi) new role for rising powers; (xii) what does this changing world mean for development?; (xiii) modernizing multilateral institutions; (xiv) reforming to become more representative and legitimate; and (xv) reforming by adding resources; and (xvi) reforming to become more effective, innovative, and accountable. We need a League of Networks.
“Zoellick, Robert B.. 2010. The End of the Third World? : Modernizing Multilateralism for a Multipolar World. Delivered at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC, April 14, 2010;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29639 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”