UNU Policy Brief Number 8, 2007

Fowler, Michael and Kuyama, Sumihiro (2007). UNU Policy Brief Number 8, 2007. Policy Briefs. United Nations University.

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    Author Fowler, Michael
    Kuyama, Sumihiro
    Title UNU Policy Brief Number 8, 2007
    Series Title Policy Briefs
    Publication Date 2007
    Place of Publication Japan
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages VIII, 8
    Language eng
    Abstract The term accountability has come to be used increasingly these days at the United Nations as a key word in the Secretary-General reports, General Assembly resolutions, etc. However, accountability is by nature a “fuzzy” word and views are divergent on the concept, depending upon academic discipline. It appears to be a political reality within the United Nations that there may exist a certain mistrust between Member States over perceptions of accountability, the lack thereof, and ensuing policy implications and consequences. With that background in mind, this policy brief first discusses conceptual matters, including the definition of accountability, the question of who bears accountability for what and to whom, and managerial accountability as well as political accountability in the context of the United Nations. This is followed by a presentation of a normative framework for strengthening UN accountability, with the hope that it influences the endeavours of practitioners and academics, alike, in respect to making the United Nations more accountable in the role of effective and efficient global governance.
    UNBIS Thesaurus ACCOUNTABILITY
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18148026
    ISBN 9789280830477
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