GPF’s core mission is to monitor policy making at the United Nations. This includes thematic areas such as sustainable development, human rights, and financing for development as well as global governance, multilateralism, and the funding and reform of the United Nations system.
The UN is the most inclusive international organization with nearly universal membership and commitments to peace, sustainable development and human rights. GPF has a two-pronged approach - to advocate for values espoused by the UN and its agreements, while monitoring and exposing impediments that challenge proper UN operations. These include increasing corporate capture of policy-making at the UN, inadequate funding from the Member States and disregard of their UN agreements.
In this section we post information, analyses, documents, and background material related to multilateralism, the state of the United Nations and its reform, the financing of international organizations, the role of various international “clubs” (like the G20), new forms of public-private interactions, like multi-stakeholder initiatives and global partnerships, the modi operandi of global institutions and their subsidiary bodies, and the role of civil society organizations and social movements. Additional material such as tables and charts on UN Finance is available in our archive.
By Bodo Ellmers
International financial architecture (IFA) reform has been a hot topic lately. Numerous expert groups have made policy recommendations, and the developing countries among the UN member states in particular are calling for faster and more fundamental reforms. In the run-up to the Summit of the Future, scheduled for September this year, civil society organisations have been campaigning for a wide range of changes. The latest Spotlight on Global Multilateralism highlighted campaigns for more inclusive global tax [...]