Unbridled competition among intergovernmental organizations for scarce resources

Other Names:
Rivalry between intergovernmental organizations
Inter-union competition

Decisions by specialists as to which international agency to join, and decisions by governments as to which to fund, reflect the scarcity of two vital resources for intergovernmental organizations: talented staff and money. Considerable wastage of both is due to overlapping and duplicating structures and programmes. In another sense intergovernmental organizations and agencies are competing for the world's attention and hence for governments' and peoples' time. The excessive number of publications put out during a United Nations Year by the UN and other intergovernmental organizations is an example of this continuing competition.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST