“We must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas. The old imperialism ? exploitation for foreign profit ? has no place in our plans. What we envisage is a program of development based on the concept of democratic fair dealing. “
Harry S. Truman, 1949
Development and how it is happening is becoming one of the main issues for the world today. An association is frequently made between lack of, or uneven development, and war. Accordingly, equality and fair development are things that many international bodies seek to promote. However, as we shall see in this module, theses hopes are not easily translated into realities.