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 Trent

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866499108

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 6021

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. It 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 nongovernmental organizations, using their knowledge base and their organizational networks, have lead 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.

Global Governance and NGO Participation

Shaping the Information Society in the United Nations

Author: Charlotte Dany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415531365

Category: Law

Page: 182

View: 776

This book explores the limits of NGO influence and the conditions that constrain NGOs when they participate in international negotiations Through an empirically rich study of the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) this book conceptualizes structural power mechanisms that shape global ICT governance and analyses the impact of NGOs on communication rights, intellectual property rights, financing, and Internet governance. The institutional framework of UN negotiations makes it easy for states to exclude NGOs from crucial meetings and to neglect their most relevant demands, in part explaining why NGOs had only limited influence on the policy outcomes of the WSIS in Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, although high numbers of NGOs participated. Using a critical perspective, Dany demonstrates that despite the far-reaching participation rights for civil society actors, structural power mechanisms continued to limit the influence of participating NGOs and this contradicts the widely held assumption that extensive NGO participation necessarily increases NGO influence on the policy outcomes. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, global governance, the United Nations, and global information and communication politics.

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: 1414


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: 4437

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.

The Conscience of the World

The Influence of Non-governmental Organisations in the UN System

Author: Peter Willetts


ISBN: 9781850652618

Category: Non-governmental organizations

Page: 333

View: 8043

10. Conclusions: John Sankey

Yearbook of the United Nations

Author: United Nations,United Nations Publications

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211011708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1795

View: 6917

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.

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: 6464

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.

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Author: Thomas George Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199279517

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 1028

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: 2928

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: 2792

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.

Citizen Participation and Pro-poor Budgeting

Author: United Nations. Division for Public Administration and Development Management

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211231571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 7378

"This publication is an output of Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Civil Participation in Fiscal Policy, held in March 2004 in New York Headquarters"--Pref.

The United Nations at Work

Author: Martin Ira Glassner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275959449

Category: Law

Page: 351

View: 3364

Essays contributing to the debate on the United Nations by presenting original, authoritative anaylses of selected UN activities.