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The United Nations Agencies

Stuart Wilson

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0047
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The United Nations is perhaps best known for its efforts to resolve conflicts around the world, but the majority of its resources are spent meeting the pledge of its charter “to promote higher ... More


The United Nations Development Programme

Joel E. Oestreich

in Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190637347
eISBN:
9780190637378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

United Nations Development Programme worked to build a rights-based approach into each of its primary programming areas but with varying success. Access to justice programs, which seek to empower ... More


Development and Human Rights: Rhetoric and Reality in India

Joel E. Oestreich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190637347
eISBN:
9780190637378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637347.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Development and Human Rights in India examines how UN agencies are following a “rights-based approach to development” in India. It asks two questions: How (if at all) does the implementation of a ... More


Toward a Gender Perspective on Human Security

Aili Mari Tripp

in Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides a history of human security and examines the use of the concept from a feminist perspective. Human security was first defined by the United Nations Development ... More


Global ‘vulnerabilities’: new configurations of competition in the era of conditionality?

Kate Brown

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses the increasingly strong targeting of welfare provisions on the most ‘vulnerable’ groups. In the current era of heightened pressure on resources and often increasing social ... More


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