Inter-state commitments on governance (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1026)

Abstract

Query

Which UN member states have signed up to the inter-state instruments on governance, and what do these instruments say? Please provide a list with summary descriptions of a range of inter-state agreements, conventions, treaties, initiatives, plans, charters etc., at both regional and thematic levels, on any aspects of governance signed since 2000.

Overview

This mapping gives an overview of 23 international, regional and thematic inter-state commitments on good governance. Many of the initiatives included apply to governance in general, but some have specific thematic objectives, such as anti-corruption or building state capacity. Some of the listed commitments are legally binding, such as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, while others are non-binding. An example of a non-binding initiative is the Pacific Plan, which is a political undertaking rather than a legal document.

Citation

Oddsdóttir, F. Inter-state commitments on governance (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1026). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 26 pp.

Inter-state commitments on governance (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1026)

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