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Non state actors need a platform in order to fulfill

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Non-state actors need a platform in order to fulfill their roles and duties in global governance, usually “they need access to the places where states endeavor to achieve consensus on norms and principles, hammer out the texts of the treaties and conventions that codify rules, coordinate their policies, resolve their disputes, and allocate resources to implement programs and activities.” 3 NGOs have consultative status authorized by ECOSOC, according to Article 71 of the Charter. Also the participation of NGOs depends on the goals of the agency, such that the “broader its functions in the social areas, the broader and deeper the NGO participation.” 4 NGOs are needed by UN agencies that deal with humanitarian relief and economic development. NGOs relationship with EU can best be described as to “provide information on community matters, meet with delegates, offer opinions, form coalitions, and address agricultural, industrial, social, environmental, and cultural issues.” 5 Due to the non-state actors’ lack of traditional power that you find in states, non-state actors must heavily rely upon soft power with various flexibility of tactics and strategies with the given constraints. It is difficult to measure the effectiveness and influence of NGOs due to the sheer volume, however its influence can be observed in terms of the increase in the number of NGOs and its activities. NGOs effectiveness deals with what is attempted, the targets, use of strategies, leadership skills, and the use of resources. NGOs limits may arise
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  • Spring '13
  • Civil society, Non-profit organization, Non-governmental organization

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