Greening international institutions

Instituting environmentally sound world agencies
Developing social integrity of global institutions
Creating global green standards for institutions

In focusing their efforts on the structural causes of poverty, unemployment and social disintegration, environment and development NGOs are increasingly turning their attention to the need for procedural and institutional reform of international institutions: the UN General Assembly, specialized UN agencies and the new Commission for Sustainable Development, UNCTAD, UNCTC, GATT, NAFTA, the IMF and the World Bank, particularly the effects of the World Bank/IMF Structural Adjustment Programmes and the implications of GATT's Uruguay Round. They are pressing for substantive policy initiatives which reflect a philosophy of sustainability, greater accountability for major economic institutions, the need for debt reduction and a code of conduct for transnational corporation.

Type Classification:
B: Basic universal strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal