The United Nations and civil society

legitimating global governance--whose voice?

Author: Nora McKeon,United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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"The UN is able to recognize key global challenges but is beset by difficulties in trying to resolve them. It represents the current global political balance but is also the only international institution that can move it forward." "Civil society can be a

Modernizing the United Nations System

Civil Society's Role in Moving from International Relations to Global Governance

Author: John E. Trent,Monika Rahman

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866490038

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

View: 4459

Modernizing the United Nations system is necessary to deal with the anarchy of globalization. Significant institutional change means winners and losers in the game of power. To make the UN more competent it must have more authority, which means constraining sovereignty. Some states fear international organizations interfering in their affairs. Others want to maintain their power over parts of the UN. How can the UN system be modernized if governments are unwilling or unable to do so? This book contends that civil society must mobilize its capacities to bring a new will to national and international politics and oblige governments to act. Modernizing the United Nations System starts by demonstrating the need for institutional change at the UN and then shows how, both in the past and the present, leading individuals and non-governmental organizations, using their knowledge base and their organizational networks, have led the fight for international organizations. After a summary of major UN reform proposals over the years, the book concludes by identifying leading global reformers and elaborating a detailed plan for a global reform movement to spearhead the modernization of the UN system.

Whose world is it anyway?

civil society, the United Nations and the multilateral future

Author: John W. Foster,Anita Anand,United Nations Association in Canada,Charles Stewart Mott Foundation,Canadian International Development Agency,Netherlands. Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken,World Conference on Civil Society

Publisher: United Nations Assn

ISBN: 9780969981671

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 8724

Who decides the shape of the world's future? This work provides detailed information and analysis of the role of civil society organizations -- NGOs and social movements -- in global debates and struggles over equity, sustainability and justice. It examines some of the initiatives of local, national and international NGOs to remake the world, looking specifically at multilateral institutions.

Parlament der Menschheit

die Vereinten Nationen und der Weg zur Weltregierung

Author: Paul M. Kennedy

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406563287

Category: International relations

Page: 400

View: 7081


Role of Civil Society in Promoting Just and Lasting Peace in the Middle East

An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211009767

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 4353

This publication contains the proceedings of 12th annual international media seminar on Peace in the Middle East, held in China in June 2004. It was organised by the UN Department of Public Information, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, and participants included present and former policy-makers from Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, and civil society representatives, as well as senior UN officials, international experts and representatives of the world media.

Irrelevant Or Indispensable?

The United Nations in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Paul Heinbecker,Patricia Goff

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889204934

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 1968

Annotation The UN is in crisis. Kofi Annan has proposed reforms to reinvigorate it and galvanize support. This book contains the responses of experts called together to assess his controversial proposals.

Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte

Author: Vereinte Nationen

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 500064137X

Category: Law

Page: 8

View: 2447

Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte (A/RES/217, UN-Doc. 217/A-(III)), auch: Deklaration der Menschenrechte oder UN-Menschenrechtscharta oder kurz AEMR, ist das ausdrückliche Bekenntnis der Vereinten Nationen zu den allgemeinen Grundsätzen der Menschenrechte. Es wurde am 10. Dezember 1948 von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im Palais de Chaillot in Paris genehmigt und verkündet.

Yearbook of the United Nations

Author: United Nations,United Nations Publications

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211011708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1795

View: 2376

This unique publication, chronicles all the major activities of the United Nations system, including those of intergovernmental and expert bodies, major reports, Secretariat activities and, in selected cases, the views of the Member States. This volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council issued during the year together with the voting records. Chronicles the final year of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's tenure.

Wer beherrscht die Welt?

Die globalen Verwerfungen der amerikanischen Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714436

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4404

„Die Frage, wer die Welt regiert, kann nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden. Aber die einflussreichsten Akteure sind klar auszumachen.“ Auch nach der Ära Obama gilt: Die USA betrachten sich grundsätzlich als die Guten – selbst dann, wenn sie das Gleiche tun wie jene, denen sie Böses unterstellen: Zivilflugzeuge abschießen, willkürlich Leute inhaftieren und mit Drohnen umbringen oder in fremde Länder einmarschieren. Das Primat der militärischen Intervention und der unerbittliche Drang, alleinige Weltmacht zu bleiben, bilden die Konstanten der amerikanischen Politik – auch wenn dadurch Staaten ins Chaos und Menschen ins Verderben getrieben werden. Im Land dagegen haben die Reichen und Mächtigen fast freie Hand, jenseits demokratischer Kontrollen und unbeachtet von einer zunehmend gleichgültigen Bevölkerung. Wohin führt uns das? Welche Folgen hat das für den Rest der Welt? In seiner so brillanten wie präzisen Analyse zeigt Noam Chomsky die fatalen Folgen der imperialen Politik der USA für das ohnehin immer chaotischere Zusammenleben auf unserem Planeten.

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Author: Thomas George Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199279517

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 2460

This major new handbook provides the definitive and comprehensive analysis of the UN and will be an essential point of reference for all those working on or in the organization

The United Nations System

A Reference Handbook

Author: Chadwick F. Alger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098054

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 7469

A reference guide to the United Nations.

Reforming the United Nations

The Challenge of Working Together

Author: Joachim Müller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004184880

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 3876

The hurdles for UN system reform are tremendous. This is demonstrated in a description of recent efforts in Security Council reform, the system-wide coherence initiatives and inter-agency coordination. Success is seen to require increased consolidation of mandates and structures.

Building Partnerships

Cooperation Between the United Nations System and the Private Sector

Author: Jane Nelson,United Nations. Dept. of Public Information

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211008906

Category: Entreprises multinationales

Page: 352

View: 7928

In these challenging times, the United Nations and its Member States have a more important role than ever. But governments and inter-governmental bodies can no longer 'do it alone'. They must reach out to business and civil society as never before. This publication provides the most comprehensive overview to-date of cooperation between the United Nations system and the business community aimed at addressing various challenges, including over 150 examples from around the world. The book highlights both obstacles and opportunities and it makes a compelling case that despite the obstacles, partnerships between the UN system, governments, business and civil society organizations offer one of our greatest hopes for meeting the global challenges of the 21st century.

Un System Engagement with NGOs, Civil Society, the Private Sector and Other Actors

A Compendium

Author: N.A

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211011838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 3535

This compendium makes a contribution towards explaining the broad system of United Nations Offices, Agencies, Programmes and Funds, and Specialized Agencies as well as UN Treaty Bodies, and how they engage with external actors. In addition, it provides information about the activities and policy framedworks of UN bodies and entities, and opportunities and procedures for the participation of non-governmental players in the United Nations processes.

From Civil Strife to Civil Society

Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States

Author: W (William); Sampford Maley (C (Charles); Thakur, R (Remesh).),United Nations University

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789280810707

Category: Law

Page: 369

View: 4851

This publication contains 18 papers which explore the challenges, posed by states involved in civil conflict, for the UN, individual countries and non-governmental organisations, whether acting as providers of humanitarian assistance or agents of political and social reconstruction. Issues discussed include: the dimensions of state disruption and the roles of the international community in responding to it; military doctrine for dealing with disorder and humanitarian emergencies; mechanisms for ending violence and delivering justice in post-conflict times; problems of rebuilding trust and promoting democracy; reconstitution of the rule of law; and the re-establishment of social and civil order.