This unit examines the roles and functions of organisations vis-à-vis international security, food, education, health, the environment, trade, economic development, human rights and the status of women. A comparative approach is adopted in examining operations of international organisations, states, the corporate sector and civil society. The roles, functions and operations of the UN’s specialised agencies are investigated vis-à-vis influence on their member nation's policies. Other programs of the UN are looked at from the point of view of their strategies and policy-making and competing philosophies between them. Various regional bodies and international financial and trade organisations are reviewed.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):