The NGO Branch is the focal point within the United Nations for Non-Governmental Organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and NGOs seeking status.About us
NEWS ON THE COMMITTEE ON NGOS
2011 Resumed Session, Committee on NGOs, 16-24 May 2011
2011 ECOSOC High Level Segment Open Call For Oral And Written Statement
UPCOMING EVENTS AT UN HEADQUARTERS
Organizations with ECOSOC status can now register for the following upcoming events that will be taking place in the coming months at United Nations headquarters.
Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development, 19 May, 2011
High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of NCD, , 16 June, 2011
ECOSOC 2011 High-Level Segment 14 - 17 July, 2011
High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on youth 25 - 26 July, 2011
What is ECOSOC Consultative Status?
The first venue by which non-governmental organizations took a role in formal UN deliberations was through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 41 NGOs were granted consultative status by the council in 1946; by 1992 more that 700 NGOs had attained consultative statusand the number has been steadily increasing ever since to 3,400 organizations today.Read More »
How to obtain a UN Grounds Pass
Each NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC can designate representatives to obtain passes for the UN premises, valid until 31 December of each year. A maximum of 5 such passes can be issued for New York, 5 for Geneva, and 5 for Vienna, in addition to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the President or Chief Executive (2 additional passes).We have created a page that will guide through the process of how to obtain a UN Grounds Pass.Read More »