and Transnational Corporations
Examines the history of UN engagement with TNCs, including the creation of the UN Commission and Centre on Transnational Corporations in 1974, and the failed efforts of these bodies to craft a code of conduct to temper the revealed abuses of TNCs.
Introduction; 1. Ideas and Institutions Relevant to Foreign Investment and TNCs Prior to World War II; 2. The Early Post-World War II Era: From the Golden Years of FDI to the Incipient Rise of Economic Nationalism; 3. The 1970s: Gathering Storm; 4. The Group of Eminent Persons: The Eye of the Hurricane; 5. The Commission and the Centre, New York Years, 1974-1992; 6. New York to Geneva: The UNCTAD Years; 7. World Investment Report Series: 1991-2005; 8. Other Members of the UN Galaxy: The Constellation; 9. The Legacy and FutureNotes; Appendix 1: Organizational Diagram of UNCTC at its Inception, 1974; Appendix 2: From New York (UNCTC) to Geneva (DITE): LeadershipIndex; About the Authors; About the United Nations Intellectual History Project