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Q: International Relations ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: International Relations
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: peter1876-ga
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Posted: 22 Nov 2005 00:16 PST
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Question ID: 596120
Do NGO'S have any influence on international relations?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 01 Dec 2005 08:42 PST
Yes, of course they do.

But beyond that, what sort of information are you looking for?  What
would you like to see as an answer to this question?

I'd be glad to provide some links to a few international issues where
NGO activity has had an influence on international relations.  Would
that meet your needs?


Clarification of Question by peter1876-ga on 01 Dec 2005 09:30 PST
Yes examples showing the influence of NGO's would be helpful
Subject: Re: International Relations
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 01 Dec 2005 09:56 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for getting back to me.

I've been involved in a number of international policy issues, and
I've seen first hand both the extent and the limits of NGO
involvement.  They rarely can get all they want, but they can be very
influential at putting certain issues on the policy agenda.

Here are a few examples:

USA (Texas): Further Information on Death penalty / Legal concern:
Javier Suárez Medina.

Amnesty International, a prominent NGO, has been actively involved in
this case regarding the duty of one nation to notify the Embassy of
another nation if one of its nationals is scheduled to be executed. 
The case has soured relations between the US and Mexico, and is
recasting international policy.

Why the EU and the USA must reform their subsidies, or pay the price

OXFAM has been very influential in highlighting issues of national
subsidies in rich nations that exacerbate poverty in the 3rd world. 
The issue has steadily gained prominence in international policy

Children's Rights 

Human Rights Watch has campaigned actively on the long-neglected issue
of child labor, and partly as a result of their actions, many nations
have adopted new laws and policies regulating international trade in
goods made with child labor.

AFRICA: Debt Activists Keep the Champagne on Ice 

The cancellation of 3rd world debt has become an increasingly visible
international policy issue, and one that has been actively championed
by some NGOs, as this article discusses.


I trust these type of links fully answer your question.

However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need.  If there's anything more I can do for you, just post a Request
for Clarification, and I'm happy to assist you further.


search strategy --  searched on a variety of international policy
issues and organizations such as [ debt relief ] [ human rights watch
] based on my own knowledge of the issues.
peter1876-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: International Relations
From: roollio-ga on 01 Dec 2005 04:04 PST

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