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Diffusion Across International Organizations

Diffusion Across International Organizations

Growing organizational density in global governance and rising challenges from stakeholders push IOs to adopt similar institutional designs, policies, and norms.

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

Student Feature – UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, an instrument of UNESCO, highlights the complexities and politics of cultural protections.

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2254 (2015), requesting the Secretary-General, through his good offices and the efforts of his Special Envoy for Syria, to convene representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition to engage in formal negotiations on a political transition process on an urgent basis, with a target of early January 2016 for the initiation of talks.

International Organizations’ Emergency Powers: Ratchet or Rollback?

Although emergency powers come with formidable normative problems, when International Organisations resort to emergency politics they do what they were envisioned for.

The flag of NATO.

The flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) consists of a dark blue field charged with a white compass rose emblem, with four white lines radiating from the four cardinal directions. 

Adopted three years after the creation of the organization, it has been the flag of NATO since October 14, 1953. The blue colour symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean, while the circle stands for unity.
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Student Feature – Spotlight on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO represents a robust institution for collective defense, with missions expanding past Europe, although some argue it should re-focus on European operations.

Chaired by United States President Barack Obama, the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament unanimously adopted resolution 1887 (2009), expressing the Council's resolve to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. Shown here is a wide view of the vote.

Student Feature – Spotlight on The United Nations Security Council

The Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations and charged with ensuring international peace and security.

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Student Feature – Spotlight on ASEAN

ASEAN is a prominent case of successful regionalism, yet debates persist over its ability to integrate members and improve relations between China and the United States.

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

A brief introduction to the Commonwealth of Nations, with links and media to further explore.

Online Resources – The International Monetary Fund

Online Resources – The International Monetary Fund

A brief introduction to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with links and media to explore further.

Online Resources – ASEAN

Online Resources – ASEAN

A brief introduction to ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with links and media to further explore.

Online Resources – The Arctic Council

Online Resources – The Arctic Council

Here are valuable links, videos and information to assist students interested in the Arctic region and the Arctic Council.

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

An international governmental organisation (IGO) is an organisation with a membership of only states. It is usually founded upon a treaty, or a multilateral agreement.

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