Category Archives: Global governance

Global Sustainable Development Governance

I have recently been involved in a joint project between the London International Development Centre and UCL to explore the post-2015 development target-setting area with a particular focus on the sustainable development goal-setting agenda.  This project will hopefully result in a number of joint publications.  In the meantime, it has given me an opportunity to reflect on global governance in the SDG domain.  I have penned some initial thoughts in a paper posted on SSRN, an extract follows.

Effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may be dependent upon domestic configurations of institutions and political will, but the irreducible nature of the challenge demands a global governance component.  Continue reading Global Sustainable Development Governance

Global human rights governance and orchestration

I have had an article published at the European Journal of International Relations on Global Human Rights Governance and Orchestration: National Human Rights Institutions as Intermediaries.  The abstract follows:

The United Nations remains the principal international governmental organisation (IGO) for promoting human rights. However, serious concerns focus on persistent “compliance gaps” between human rights standards and domestic practice. In response and against a backdrop of growing regime complexity, UN human rights agencies have increasingly sought to bypass states by coordinating new forms of non-state and private authority. IR scholarship has captured this governance arrangement using the concept of orchestration, defined as when an international organisation enlists and supports Continue reading Global human rights governance and orchestration

Susan Sell on Private Authority in Global Health

Professor Susan Sell joined us at the UCL Institute of Global Governance (IGG) on 10 June to talk about private authority in global health governance.

In our conversation, Susan reflects on the opportunities and challenges which confront public health advocates and the potential for global public law to more effectively hold private actors accountable for health outcomes.