Global governance could once be seen in relatively simple terms as the mechanisms of the UN that supported international cooperation. However, in today's world the picture is far more complex with many different institutions and agencies working together in different ways to address global issues. This section provides an introduction to the topic of global governance and the main actors engaged, with a focus on European  institutions, including inter-government organisations, EU agencies, global public private partnerships and academic business and civil society actors.

Global governance


Global public goods

Global health governance

Global health diplomacy

Global health institutions

Health Governance & Governance for Health

Nation states as global health actors

Developing countries

Organizations for cooperation between countries

United Nations organizations

The World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Global public-private partnerships (GPPPs)

Civil society and global health

Business actors and global health

European global health institutions

European broad-based intergovernmental institutions

Institutions of The European Union

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC or ECOSOC)

The open method of coordination

Agencies of the European Union

European communicable disease surveillance networks

European civil society and global health networks

Actions and research on global governance for health and European institutions

Social Determinants of Health

Health in All Policies


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