inch9Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst & Research Coordinator at Global Counterterrorism Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 27 December 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

1. Abstract

The foundation of United Nations after the World War II was an initial step towards global governance and subsequently, with the establishment of institutions like World Health Organisation (WHO), International Court of Justice (ICJ), IMF (International Monetary Fund) and World Bank, the member states of United Nations were provided platforms where the issues like health, peace, justice, conflicts between nations, matters of trade and commerce international security could be discussed. Global Governance as a term was coined in the 1990s. It was considered necessary to have a concept involving structures not only of the UN but also of the non-state actors that could provide platforms to discuss international affairs and issues that no individual nation could resolve. The spread of globalisation; growing interdependency of nations; expansion of trade; rise in transnational and multi-national companies; growing concerns toward climate, human rights and animal rights and the rising importance of NGOs were the main drivers to push forward the concept of global governance...Read more


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