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A review of private sector influence on water policies and programmes at the United Nations

Author: Julie Larsen; Council of Canadians,
Publisher: Ottawa [Ontario] : The Council of Canadians = le Conseil des canadiens, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2011] 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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"The report highlights several specific instances in which the corporate sector has been engaged in UN meetings, events and processes. This is not to suggest that something is amiss by their presence in designated multi-stakeholder processes, nor is it to discount or overshadow the vibrant and indispensable contributions of the other non-State actors working with the UN. However, there must be a clear distinction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Larsen; Council of Canadians,
OCLC Number: 889257979
Notes: "May 2011"--Foreword.
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Description: 1 online resource (60 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
Executive summary --
1.0. Introduction. 1.1. Background: The critical role of the UN in global water governance ; 1.2. Purpose and scope of the study ; 1.3. Structure of the report --
2.0. Review of the UN General Assembly's work on water. 2.1. The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) ; 2.2. The Human Rights Council ; 2.3. The Sixth Committee (Legal) and the International Law Commission --
3.0. A water review of the Economic and Social Council. 3.1. Annual Ministerial Reviews and Development Cooperation Forums ; 3.2. The Commission on Sustainable Development ; 3.3. Other ECOSOC bodies that touch on water issues ; 3.4. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and General Comment 15 ; 3.5. Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations --
4.0. A review of the Secretariat's water work. 4.1. The UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation ; 4.2. The UN Office for Partnerships ; 4.3. The Global Compact and its CEO Water Mandate --
5.0. A water review of UN programmes, funds and agencies. 5.1. UN-Water ; 5.2. The UN Development Programme ; 5.3. The UN Environment Programme ; 5.4. UN-HABITAT ; 5.5. UNICEF ; 5.6. UNESCO ; 5.7. The World Bank --
6.0. Main findings and recommendations --
References.
Responsibility: prepared by Julie Larsen.
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Abstract:

"The report highlights several specific instances in which the corporate sector has been engaged in UN meetings, events and processes. This is not to suggest that something is amiss by their presence in designated multi-stakeholder processes, nor is it to discount or overshadow the vibrant and indispensable contributions of the other non-State actors working with the UN. However, there must be a clear distinction between corporate involvement in dialogues and events on the one hand, and policy and governance decisions on the other, and the latter must remain wholly within the democratic authority of UN Member States. While dialogues, forums and other side events are not decision-making bodies of the UN, initiatives that are loosely accountable to the General Assembly can undermine the principle of the equality of all UN Members"--

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