This remarkable book offers enlightening reading for everyone interested in international law, human rights, global health, public health and health promotion. Public health and health promotion professionals, including international healthcare organisations, care agencies, and international charities will find the analysis illuminating. It is also of great interest to policy makers and shapers in communities and government, political activists and all those with an interest in equality and globalisation.
The UN – Its origins, problems and contradictions. Selling off the UN to neoliberalism. Privatisation of water – and the problems of sustainability. Dams and dambusters. WHO – accessory after the fact? The UN’s dalliance with nuclear power. Neoliberalism and the human right to health. Is the WHO mandate workable? Summary and recommendations.