Do All Roads Lead to Rome? Institutional Roadblocks to Human Rights Mainstreaming in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Carolin Anthes’ Ph.D. project deals with the contested system-wide United Nations human rights mainstreaming initiative and investigates how it has been taken up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a specialized agency dedicated to ending hunger and malnutrition worldwide.
Based on the researcher’s former work experience within FAO’s Right to Food Team and in-depth multi-sited field research, the study identifies and analyzes multi-dimensional institutional roadblocks, which prevent the right to food from being fully mainstreamed within the organization. The project addresses a gap in in-depth research on UN agencies and their human rights practices, in particular on the FAO, the UN’s largest but in International Relations (IR) research so far neglected specialized agency. It contributes to further “opening up”, investigating and theorizing international organizations and their institutional and cultural realities in (and beyond) the discipline of IR.
- Anthes, Carolin
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as a Human Rights Organization: Advancing the Right to Food to Promote Public Health | 2018
Anthes, Carolin/De Schutter, Olivier (2018): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as a Human Rights Organization: Advancing the Right to Food to Promote Public Health, in: Meier, Benjamin M./ Gostin, Lawrence O. (eds), Human Rights in Global Health. Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World, New York: Oxford University Press, 261-280, https://global.oup.com/(...).
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