Washington Law Review


Professor Bleicher asserts that the present method of financing United Nations peacekeeping operations through annual contributions by Members is unsatisfactory. Not only can it cause a financial crisis when certain Members refuse to pay, but also it may impair the United Nations peacekeeping function. After exploring several alternatives for providing stable income for peacekeeping operations, Professor Bleicher concludes that portions of the substantial net income of the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for Reconstruction and Development should be transferred to a United Nations peacekeeping fund. He then analyzes the various methods of achieving the transfers and suggests that the three organizations concerned should enter into an agreement providing for fixed flow of funds from IMF and IBRD to the United Nations.

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