The Past and Future of Global Human Rights Discourse: Analysis and Predictive Modeling Using UN Roll Call Data

The United Nations (UN) is a global intergovernmental organization that convenes member states on issues of international peace and security. While its declarations and activities are non-binding, one of its important actions is to adopt, by vote or by consensus, resolutions that reflect the opinion of a majority of member states among the UN’s general assembly or subsidiary bodies. In this way, the UN plays an important and highly visible role in setting the tone for global policy discourse. In this paper, we look at the UN’s historical position on human rights issues via roll call votes and archival data from the UN digital library. Through analysis, we will provide an overview of thematic trends and voting patterns regarding human rights resolutions put before the UN. This information will then be used to develop a predictive model for voting outcomes on future resolutions put before the UN. Understanding these patterns and approximating future voting outcomes can provide critical insights to inform diplomatic and international policy strategies by political actors across the world.

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