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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Meeting Global Challenges Through International Science And Technology Cooperation - A Glance At United Nations' Multilateral Treaties

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Lien Thi Quynh Le, Yoshiki Mikami



Index Terms: Science and Technology Cooperation, United Nations’ Multilateral Treaties, Global Challenges, Policy Making, Global Governance of Science and Technology, Human Development



Abstract: The paper focuses on United Nations’ multilateral treaties adopted for the purpose of international cooperation in science and technology (S&T) to provide a detailed and up-close grainy picture of how the world cooperates to address a vast area of global issues. On one hand, the paper measures the degree of global joint-commitment by the international community for major S&T agreements. On the other hand, it suggests quantitative measure to analyze the policy making attitude of states as actors negotiated in these agreements. More precisely, it measures how quick a national response to the global call in solving the new and emerging threats. Moreover, the state’s readiness in policy making towards these cross-border challenges is also represented in comparative with its level of national human development. By providing the closer and combining look at these two aspects which are both immensely important to achieve global governance progress, the paper makes a number of important recommendations to increase the likelihood and the scope that states will act collectively at global level in addressing major crises. Based on that, widespread coordination and cooperation among states and international institutions can be strengthened and extended to ensure cohesiveness in global governance of S&T.



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