Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) — New World Actors of Contemporary International Relations

Gordanić, Jelica (2022) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) — New World Actors of Contemporary International Relations. In: International Organizations : Serbia and Contemporary World. Institute of International Politics and Economics; Faculty of Philosophy of the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Belgrade; Skopje, pp. 75-88. ISBN 978-86-7067-305-2

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The paper examines the status and influence of NGOs on international relations. It analyses major dilemmas regarding the position of NGOs. It examines their historical development, consultative status within the United Nations and possibilities of formal interaction with the UN Security Council. NGOs have had a noticeable impact on the development of international law, particularly in the areas of human rights and environmental law. They have influenced resolutions of the UN Security Council regarding the rights of women and the rights of children during conflicts. Lately, their growing influence has been characterized as problematic by some states. NGOs have been considered non-state actors. The author concludes that NGOs have developed some characteristics of legal subjectivity. The state is gradually losing its exclusivity in international relations. Without NGOs, international law and international politics would not be the same. Having in mind their growing role and influence, the author concludes that NGOs might be considered actors in the future of international relations.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: NGOs, international relations, international law, United Nations, Security Council, legal subjectivity
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 10:07
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 13:34

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