Fit for Whose Purpose? Private Funding & Corporate Influence in the United Nations

For a look at how the balance between public and private responsibility has shifted, and what this means in the real world in terms of adherence to international standards and norms, one needs to look no further than the United Nations itself. A new Global Policy Forum Report—Fit for Whose Purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations—details how private corporations and corporate philanthropic organizations are increasingly paying to play there. Why are corporate-led solutions to global problems seen as the way forward? How is it that measures poorly aligned with UN values receive the UN stamp of approval?

See here the full 144-Page 2015 Publication by Barbara Adams and Jens Martens

See here the excellent short blog summarizing this in Global Policy Forum

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