About Global Governance Watch®
Global Governance Watch® (GGW) is a joint project of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Its goal is to raise awareness about global governance, to monitor how international organizations influence domestic political outcomes, and to address issues of transparency and accountability within the United Nations, related intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and other non-state actors.
GGW focuses on four thematic pillar areas: Economics, Environment & Health, Human Rights, and Security. The GGW website catalogues legal resources, commentaries, and academic papers related to global governance. It also posts up-to-date content with Spotlight on Sovereignty commentaries written by GGW staff and occasional outside contributors. In addition to the website, GGW hosts public events and participates in related conferences dealing with global governance themes.
GGW also promotes transparency and accountability in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on the NGOWatch section of its website. NGOs are key influencers of governments, corporations, and international institutions. As NGOs address critical issues – human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction, among them – and often receive funding in whole or in part from governments, it is important that they are encouraged to embrace the same standards of transparency and accountability that they demand from governments and corporations.