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dc.contributor.authorHAYNES, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T13:07:10Z
dc.date.available2013-09-23T13:07:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/28119
dc.description.abstractThis working paper examines faith-based organisations (FBOs) and their attempts to seek to influence debate and decision-making at the United Nations (UN). Increasing attention on FBOs in this context has followed what is widely understood as a widespread, post-Cold War ‘religious resurgence’, which characterises a novel ‘postsecular’ international environment. One aspect of the new postsecular environment is increasing focus on global public policy at the UN, from FBOs from various religious traditions, especially Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The paper focuses on Christian, Muslim and Jewish FBOs at the UN because: (1) it is the largest inter-governmental organisation, with 193 member states, (2) it is the most important global public policy focus, and (3) hundreds of FBOs have an institutionalised presence at the UN, via official status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Overall, the UN regularly engages with more than 3,000 non-governmental organisations afforded ‘official’ UN status. Around 10 per cent are classified as FBOs, implying that their activities and goals are significantly moulded by religious orientations and principles. This does not necessarily imply however that FBOs at the UN are ‘religiously pure’, that is, unwilling to work with non-religious entities, including both states and non-state actors. Many FBOs are willing to interact at the UN with both state and non-state entities which share their ideological although not religious proclivities. The paper conceptualises and examines two categories of FBO: ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’, in the context of three separate issue areas: women’s sexual and reproductive human rights; international development; and ‘defamation of religions.’en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/269860en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2013/70en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRELIGIOWESTen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectFaith-based organisationsen
dc.subjectUnited Nationsen
dc.subjectGlobal public policyen
dc.subjectConservativeen
dc.subjectLiberalen
dc.titleFaith-based organisations at the United Nationsen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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