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NGOs and the United Nations

Institutionalization, Professionalization and Adaptation

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Introduction

NGOs and the United Nations reveals how NGOs have changed their interaction with the UN since the mid-1990s. It also looks at how their representation to the UN, their consultative status and their characteristic features influence their relationship with the UN. The case studies include some of the most renowned players on the international scene, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, CARE International and Oxfam International.

Keywords

international relations Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participation United Nations

About the authors

KERSTIN MARTENS is a Senior Researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre 'Transformations of the State' at the University of Bremen, Germany. Her research interests include NGOs, international organizations, human rights and international educational policy.

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