policy direction and substantive programmes of the North South
Roundtable were guided by a Board of Directors whose composition
at the time of dissolution of the organization was as follows:
Khadija Haq (Chairperson), Richard Jolly (Director), Sadig Rasheed
(Director), Nafis Sadik (Director).
NSRT Secretariat was located in Islamabad, Pakistan. The address
c/o Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre,
42 Ataturk Avenue, G-6/3,
South Roundtable raised its funds from national governments,
international organizations and foundations on the basis of
specific activities organized by NSRT. Activities were funded
by the Canadian International Development Agency, Inter-American
Development Bank, Swedish International Development Authority,
and the Governments of Japan, the Netherlands and Norway.
of the North South Roundtable was by invitation only, extended
by the Board in accordance with criteria established for the
purpose. In 1978, over 100 men and women, in equal numbers from
developed and developing countries, accepted the original invitation
from the NSRT founder, Barbara Ward (1914-1981) to become members
of North South Roundtable. The membership grew to about 200
over the years. In the 1990s, the NSRT Board restructured the
membership with a view to achieving a better regional and gender
balance, and to making it more cost-effective and manageable.
In 1997, NSRT had some 50 top professionals of the world as
its core members. This core membership used to be supplemented
by experts in various fields to engage in professional analysis
and deliberations on specific issues. The list the core membership
in 1997 of North South Roundtable is given below, only to give
an idea of the kind of people that were associated with NSRT
deliberations. Many members of this list have now passed away.
Members of North South Roundtable (affiliations
relate to the position of the members in 1997)
Adedeji - President, African Centre for Development & Strategic
Studies, Ogun State, Nigeria
Peggy Antrobus - General Coordinator, Development Alternatives
with Women for a New Era (DAWN), St. Michael, Barbados
Nicholas Ardito Barletta - Director General, International Centre
for Economic Growth, Panama
Oscar Arias - Chairman, Arias Foundation for Peace and Human
Progress, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Lourdes Arizpe - Assistant Director General for Culture, UNESCO,
Sartaj Aziz - Finance Minister, Pakistan
Princess, Basma Bint Talal - President, The Queen Alia Social
Welfare Fund, Amman, Jordan
S.]. Burki - Vice President, The Latin American and the Caribbean
Region, The World Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Mary Chinery - HESS - Dep. Dir. Gen., lLO, Geneva, Switzerland
Dharam Ghai - Director, UNRISD, Geneva, Switzerland
Mahbub ul Haq - President, Human Development Centre, Islamabad,
Khadija Haq - Executive Vice-President Human Development Centre,
Noeleen Heyzer - Director, ONIFEM, New York, U.S.A
Enrique Iglesias - President, Inter-American Development Bank,
Lal Jayawardena - Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Colombo,
Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe - Vice-President, Republic of Uganda,
Kampala, Uganda Carlos Massad - Governor, Banco Central de Chile,
Solita Monsod - Prof. of Economics, University of Philppines,
Manila, Philpplines Cecilia Lopez Montano - Minister of Environment,
Sadig Rasheed - Director, Programme Division, UNICEF, New York,
Nafis Sadik - Executive Director, UNFPA, New York, U.S.A.
Arjun Sengupta - Member, Planning Commission, Government of
Juan Somavia - Ambassador of Chile to the UN, New York, U.S.A.
Ben Turok - Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Cape Town,
From the North
Birdsall - Executive Vice-President, Inter-American Development
Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Daniela Colombo - AIDOS, Roma, Italy.
Louis Emmerij - Special Advisor to the President, Inter-American
Development Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Jim Garrison - President, State of the World Forum, San Francisco,
Susan George - Trans National Institute, Lardi, France
G. K. Helleiner - Prof. of Economics, University of Toronto,
Hazel Henderson - Center for Sustainable Development and Alternative
World Futures Inc., San Augustine, U.S.A.
Eveline Herfkens - Permanent Representative of the Netherlands
to the UN, Geneva, Switzerland
Richard Jolly - Special Advisor to the Administrator, UNDP,
New York, U.S.A.
Inge Kaul - Director, Office of the Development Studies, UNDP,
New York, U.S.A.
John Langamore - Director for Social Policy & Development
Division, UN, New York, U.S.A.
Stephen Lewis - Dep. Ex. Director for Programmes, UNICEF, New
York, U.S.A. Geertije Lycklama A Nijeholt - Rector, Institute
of Social Studies, Hague, Netherlands Sadako Ogata - UN High
Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland
Jan Pronk - Minister for Development Cooperation, The Hague,
Gustav Ranis - Professor of International Economics, Yale University,
Bengt Save-Soderbergh - Secretary General, International IDEA,
Roberto Savio - Secretary General, Society for International
Development, SID, Rome, Italy
John Sewell - President, Overseas Development Council, Washington
D.C., U.S.A. Frances Stewart - Director, Queen Elizabeth House,
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Paul Streeten - Professor Emeritus, Boston University, U.S.A.
Maurice Strong - Chairman, Earth Council, Costa Rica
Carl Tham - Minister of Education, Stockholm, Sweden
John. Williamson - Chief Economist, South Asian Region, World
Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A.