The General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations. It also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law.
The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
ODS has full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. It also includes scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993, including all resolutions of the principal organs, all documents of the Security Council and the General Assembly Official Records.
Tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. 167 policy indicators have been developed to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants’ opportunities to participate in society. The index is a useful tool to evaluate and compare what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants in all the countries analysed.
The Population Division provides guidance and support to the United Nations General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), including its Commission on Population and Development, on issues related to migration and its implications for development. Specifically, it prepares global migration estimates, undertakes studies on migration levels, trends and dynamics, documents migration policies, and monitors the implementation of the United Nations Development Agenda in this regard.
IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: Migration and development, Facilitating migration, Regulating migration.
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
Global Policy Forum is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policy-making. GPF works particularly on the UN Security Council, the food and hunger crisis, and the global economy. They promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law.
IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Why, how, and with what consequences do global governance institutions gain, sustain and lose legitimacy? These issues are at the heart of LegGov – a six-year research program in Stockholm, Lund, and Gothenburg.
NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states. NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
OECD is an international economic organization that defines itself as a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a setting to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identifying good practices, and coordinating domestic and international policies of its members.
The United Nations official website. Here you will find several useful entries. The UN is an organization of sovereign nations. It tries to provide the diplomatic, political and economic leverage to help find solutions to international problems or disputes, and to deal with on-going humanitarian disasters.
An independent institute for research and information on international affairs, partially financed by the Swedish state. Some of the primary tasks are to conduct research, contribute to public understanding of international affairs, conduct seminars and conferences.