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Lead Agency

UNESCO’s Global Leadership and Co-ordination Role for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005–2014)

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Martin Gerner

In the future, advocacy in the field of International Relations will increase in importance. Mandates pertaining to particular issues have therefore been announced and officially assigned. In analysing the normative framework of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005–2014) the prominent and novel concept of lead agency is introduced, applied and comprehensively discussed. The major characteristics and implications of this concept are illustrated in the context of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its mandate for global leadership and co-ordination. This publication contributes to the theory and practice of organizational leadership performance by proposing viable criteria for assessing achievements and challenges. The interdisciplinary approach adopted meets the needs of both practitioners in the field of education for sustainable development and scholars dealing with regime theory and new institutionalism.

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VIII Obligation of compliance

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VIII Obligation of compliance......................................................................................................................... 197 1 Theoretical setting ........................................................................................................................ 197 1.1 Sources .............................................................................................................................. 198 1.2 Challenges ......................................................................................................................... 200 1.3 Gradual normativity .......................................................................................................... 206 1.4 Soft law ............................................................................................................................. 216 1.5 Compliance ....................................................................................................................... 227 1.5.1 Positivist perspective.............................................................................................. 231 1.5.2 Normative perspective ........................................................................................... 232 1.5.3 Rationalist perspective ........................................................................................... 234 1.6 Summary ........................................................................................................................... 237 2 Application ................................................................................................................................... 240 2.1 Standard-setting................................................................................................................. 241 2.2 Monitoring......................................................................................................................... 247 2.3 Policy advice ..................................................................................................................... 250 3 Conclusion.................................................................................................................................... 251 Recalling the preliminary findings on the conditions of the DESD framework, the context of DESD mandate as well as the background in which DESD is em- bedded, the question of how to ensure commitment through respective means of compliance arises. This chapter will examine which means of force and effect does UNESCO employ in order to facilitate effective DESD implementation? 1 Theoretical setting UNESCO’s threefold assignment866 of standard-setting, policy advice and moni- toring is subject to normative action carried out by UNESCO in relation to a range of legally binding decisions, instruments and substantive results. Given that binding adds to human behaviour, by law,867 an element of the non-optional, the overarching system of reference for UNESCO’s activities as a specialised agency of the United Nations is constituted through the normative provisions of international public law. 866 I.e. modalities of action. See Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany / German Commission for UNESCO (ed.) (2007) (cf. footnote 21 op. cit.), p. 12. Cf. chapter V 1.2 Role on page 100. 867 Cf. Hoof, G. J. H. (Fried) van (1983): Rethinking the sources of international law. De- venter / Boston / Frankfurt...

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