Center for Governance and Sustainability

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Frequently Cited Works, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

 

Charter of the United Nations. San Francisco: 1945

Everybody’s Business: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World, Report of the Global Redesign Initiative, World Economic Forum, 2009 cited as Everybody’s Business and as

GRI (all page numbers are to the original report)

Final Report of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy: A Case for Multi-stakeholder Cooperation, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2008 cited as The Helsinki Process.

Global Redesign: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World, Basic Books, World Economic Forum, 2009

Global Governance 2025 : At a Critical Juncture, a joint project of the The United States’ National Intelligence Council (NIC) and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), September 2010, NIC 2010-08, cited as Global Governance 2025

A Partner in Shaping History: The First 40 Years, 1971-2010, World Economic Forum, Geneva, 2009, cited as  First 40 years

ISO 14001 : A Missed Opportunity for Sustainable Global Industrial Development, H. Gleckman and R. Krut, EarthScan, London, 1998

Jens Martens, Multistakeholder Partnerships - Future Models of Multilateralism? Dialogue on Globalization Occasional Paper No. 29, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, January 2007, cited as FES Multistakeholder

Report of Commission on Global Governance, Our GLOBAL Neighbourhood, Oxford University Press, 1995, cited as Commission on Global Governance

"We the Peoples: Civil Society, the United Nations and Global Governance" report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations (2003 – June 2004), cited as Cardoso Commission 



Frequently Cited Acronyms and Abbreviations

CSOs – civil society organization

ECOSOC – United Nations Economic and Social Commission

FAO- Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome

G20 – Group of 20

G77 – Group of 77

Global Compact , a project of the UN Secretary-General’s office

GRI Global Reporting Initiative, a project of the World Economic Forum

ILO – International Labour Organization, Geneva

ISO – International Organization for Standardization , Geneva

IMF – International Monetary Fund, Washington DC

MEAs – multilateral environmental agreements

MNCs – multinational corporations

ODA – official development assistance

OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

UN – United Nations

UN system – The 'UN system' is a technical expression that encompasses the UN proper, its funds and programmes (like UNDP), legally separate specialized agencies (like WHO), the World Bank, and the

International Monetary Fund. While the WTO is the only major international organization that is not part of the UN system, its Director-General attends the biennium the meetings of the heads of the UN system, called the Chief Executives Board (CEB).

UNDP – United Nations Development Program, NY

UNEP – United Nations Environment Program, Nairobi

UNESCO  - United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris

UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn

UNLOS  - United Nations Law of the Sea

WB – World Bank, Washington DC

WEF World Economic Forum, Geneva

WHO World Health Organization, Geneva

WTO World Trade Organization, Geneva

 

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