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4. Submission of Oral Statements

Non-governmental organizations with general or special consultative status have the option of presenting an oral statement at the ECOSOC annual substantive session. Topics for oral statements should relate to the Council┐s main theme for the particular year. The Committee on NGOs makes recommendations to the Council as to which organizations should make an oral presentation to the Council and on which items they should be presented. Statements are subject to the approval of the Council.
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Non-governmental organizations with general or special consultative status have the option of presenting an oral statement at the ECOSOC annual substantive session. Topics for oral statements should relate to the Council┐s main theme for the particular year. The Committee on NGOs makes recommendations to the Council as to which organizations should make an oral presentation to the Council and on which items they should be presented. Statements are subject to the approval of the Council.

The NGO Branch of DESA will notify NGOs regarding the deadline to submit a request for an oral statement. A draft agenda for the Council meeting will also be provided. However, please remember that the President of the Council defines the time arrangements of the meeting, so the NGO Branch cannot guarantee a definite spot for your organization┐s statement. The final decision on the presenters rests with the President of the Council. Your organization is encouraged to work together with other NGOs when requesting the opportunity to make an oral statement at ECOSOC. This may strengthen your ability and improve your chances of offering expert opinions to ECOSOC.

A total number of 44 NGOs were recommended to speak at the 2010 ECOSOC substantive session, High Level Segment, which took place in New York from 28 June┐ 2 July 2010.

 

Submissions of Oral Statements to ECOSOC subsidiary bodies

Presentations can be made directly to the subsidiary bodies of the Council (functional commissions). The commissions may consult with organizations in general and special consultative status either directly or through a committee established for the purpose. Such consultations may be arranged upon the request of the NGO.
Organizations on the roster may give statements if requested by the Secretary-General or ECOSOC and/or its subsidiary bodies.

For more information, please, check with the corresponding organizers of the events.

For example, HelpAge International, the NGO with ECOSOC general consultative status, delivered a oral statement on the theme ┐Implementation of Key International Commitments and Goals on Gender Inequality in Relation to Older Women┐ at the General Debate of the Economic and Social Council 2010 Substantive Session, 19th & 20th Meetings that took place on 2 July 2010 at United Nations Headquarters, New York. The statement was presented on behalf of AARP, Global Action on Aging, Gray Panthers, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), International Council of Psychologists, International Federation on Ageing (IFA), The European Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly (EURAG), International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), Sister to Sister International, Inc, The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), World Federation of Ukrainian Women┐s Organizations.

 

To learn more on written and oral statements that were presented during 2010 ECOSOC High-level Segment, please, visit:  http://esango.un.org/paperless/Web?page=static&content=hls

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