PADM 5450. International Public
and NGO Management
Hot List for International Management
This page contains links to web sites and pages having to do with International
Public and NGO Management. They have been selected because of their intrinsic
importance or because they have links to other sites of a similar nature. The
information is divided into the following categories:
The inner structure of many sites is changed frequently with links being removed
and, as a result, links may not always work. In that case, go to the organization's
main page and see if the link has been re-named.
As a result of the Internet, the organizations of the United Nations
system are more accessible than ever before. Each organization has
a web site that contains invaluable information about its work as well
as some information about its management. The following are key links
to the System
- United Nations. This is the main
United Nations page, focussing on the work of the Secretariat mostly
in New York.
- United Nations System web locator.
This is a master page containing links to all of the Organizations
of the United Nations system.
- World Bank. This is a complex,
but user friendly portal to the World Bank Group. It has different
types of material according to interest, including NGO's and journalists.
- World Trade Organization. This
is a new and very important organization whose web pages include
the results of dispute
resolution, providing an insight into processes that is unique.
A number of sites contain work about or links to work about the United
Nations system by scholars. These are some of the best sites.
Affairs On-line. A site at the University of Virginia organized
by a Professor at Tufts University in Massachusetts with excellent,
well-organized links to many international organization sites.
- Fred Riggs'
site. A retired professor at the University of Hawaii, and one
of the earliest academics to deal with both political science and
public administration, Riggs has organized a site with many useful
- The Global Public Policy
Project " is part of the United Nations Foundation's "Visioning
the UN" program, which aims to support the UN as it prepares
for the coming millenium. Our objective is to prepare a report that
outlines the challenges of globalization for public policymaking
and examines the potential contribution of trisectoral global public
policy networks (comprising government actors, nongovernmental organizations,
and for-profit companies). Relying on traditional research as well
as a comparative analysis of a number of case studies of existing
networks, the report will present a set of actionable recommendations
on how the UN could employ global public policy networks in its efforts
to address global challenges." It is directed by Francis Deng
(who is/was a Special Rapporteur for the UN Commission on Human Rights)
and Wolfgang Reinicke (author of Global Public Policy, a text used
in the course).
- Academic Council on the UN System.
This is a group of academics and international officials who basically
support the organization. Its site has extensive links to others as
well as copies of the studies made by ACUNS.
- Journal of International Organizations Studies. A relatively new academic journal founded by members of ACUNS.
- The United Nations
Scholars' Workstation, developed by the Yale University Library
and the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, is a collection of
texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic
information. In addition to resources at Yale it has an extensive and well-classified
set of links to other sources on the Internet.
- International Relations and Security
Network (ISN). A site set up by the Swiss Government but maintained
by academic researchers, It includes a link to databases
containing statistics relevant to international relations maintained
with SIPRI (the Swedish International Peace Research Institute) as
well as an extensive library of searchable links to other sources.
- International Political Science
Association has links to all of the national political science
associations affiliated with IPSA .
Non-governmental organizations, or civil society, is an important
part of international management. These links are to sources about the
role of NGOs as well as the work of specific NGOs of particular interest
in the course.
- Global Policy
Forum NGO links. The Global Policy Forum is an NGO working at
UN Headquarters. This page provides links to much of the UN material
on the role of NGOs as well as to general issues of NGO participation
in work of the United Nations.
- UN Wire, a service provided
by the United Nations Foundation established as a result of the $10
billion grant from Ted Turner has news clippings about the United Nations
from all over the world, categorized by subject. You will have to register
to become a user, but it is free.
- United Nations Association of the
USA is a major pro-UN NGO. It has news stories on the UN that
often are hard to find in the media.
- NGO Global Network is a gateway
whose "aim is to help promote collaborations between NGOs throughout
the world, so that together we can more effectively partner
with the United Nations and each other..." Contains links to web sites of a large
number of NGO's classified by main issue interest.
- Amnesty International is an
important human rights NGO. The site also contains links to other human rights
- United Nations
Civil Society Website "provides issue-based information
on the work of the United Nations, its agencies, funds and programmes.
The statements of the Secretary-General
and the Deputy-Secretary-General on United Nations priorities are also accessible
by theme. The site explains how non- governmental organizations qualify for
consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) or can
become associated with the Department of Public Information. It links the
interested users with United Nations Depositary Libraries and United Nations
Associations worldwide; with United Nations Information Centres and the Web
sites they have created at the local level to disseminate information on
the work of the United Nations. Young people can be linked directly with
CyberSchoolBus and Model UN projects. Calendars of events and Non-Governmental
Organizations Directories, as well as United Nations system publications
on specific issues on the agenda of the General Assembly can all be accessed
in a user-friendly way."
In addition to the United Nations System and its universal-membership
organizations, there are a number of major international organizations
with limied membership. Many are regional, others are subject matter
specific. Here are some links to a few of the major one.
Press releases are one of the best ways to keep current about activities
in the United Nations System. However, each UN headquarters and UN system
organization has their own site for publishing press releases.
- UN News. This is the site of
the Department of Public Information at UN Headquarters, which covers
the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Economic and Social
Council and their subsidiary bodies, as well as the Secretariat. It
has a seven-day supply
of press releases, near transcripts of the daily press briefing,
the Daily Journal (schedule
of meetings) and a searchable database on past releases.
The UN now does extensive webcasting and includes
an archive of previous webcasts as well as signalling upcoming ones.
Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) covers meetings there, including
those dealing with human rights, disarmament and refugees. (Go to
the main page and click on news and media.
- United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
covers meetings relating to crime, drugs, outer space and the Comprehensive
Test Ban Treaty.
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) press releases cover the main meetings
dealing with nuclear energy.
- Press coverage of the UN is spotty. The New York Times usually has one story
per day. The Washington
Post has a section in its site on international organizations.
The BBC gives good
coverage of UN activities, especially in developing countries.
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July 22, 2015