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 UN-NGLS Publications: Go Between
Consultative relationships may be established with international, regional, subregional and national organizations, including the national affiliates of international organizations already in status, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.
NGOs already in consultative status or on the roster will as a rule be accredited for participation to UN conferences on request, while other NGOs must apply and submit information on the competence of their organization and the relevance of its activities to the work of the specific conference.
NGOs in consultative status may consult with staff officers "on matters in which there is mutual interest or mutual concern" and may arrange informal discussions on matters of special interest to groups or organizations.
www.unsystem.org /ngls/english/factsheets/ecosoc.htm   (878 words)

  
 The ECOSOC Statute for NGOs
Consultative relationships may be established with international, regional, subregional and national organisations, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles and criteria established under the present resolution.
Part VI The arrangements for consultation between ad hoc committees of the Council authorised to meet between sessions of the Council and organisations in general consultative status and special consultative status and on the Roster shall follow those approved for commissions of the Council, unless the Council or the committee decides otherwise.
Non-governmental organisations in general consultative status, special consultative status and on the Roster, that express their wish to attend the relevant international conferences convened by the United Nations and the meetings of the preparatory bodies of the said conferences shall as a rule be accredited for participation.
www.staff.city.ac.uk /p.willetts/NGOS/RES31-96.HTM   (5481 words)

  
 Ecosoc Resolution
Consultative relationships may be established with international, regional, subregional and national organizations, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles and criteria established under the present resolution.
Organizations to be accorded special consultative status because of their interest in the field of human rights should pursue the goals of promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.
Non-governmental organizations in general consultative status, special consultative status and on the Roster, that express their wish to attend the relevant international conferences convened by the United Nations and the meetings of the preparatory bodies of the said conferences shall as a rule be accredited for participation.
www.globalpolicy.org /ngos/docs96/e1996-31.htm   (5166 words)

  
 Consultative Status -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Currently there are 2418 NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and some 400 NGOs accredited to the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).
ECOSOC Resolution in 1968 had defined the criteria and rights associated with Consultative Status for almost forty years, during which time there was a substantial growth in the number of NGOs.
The criteria for NGO accreditation to Consultative Status have been revised several times, most recently in 1996 in ECOSOC Resolution, following an extensive United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultation with Non-Government Organizations.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/consultative_status.htm   (644 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Consultative Status Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Consultative Status is a phrase whose use can be traced to the founding of the United Nations and is used within the UN community to refer to "Non-governmental organisations in Consultative Status wit...
Consultative Status is a phrase whose use can be traced to the founding of the United Nations and is used within the UN community to refer to "Non-governmental organisations (NGOss) in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council."
ECOSOC Reolution 1296 (XLIV) in 1968 had defined the criteria and rights associated with Consultative Status for almost forty years, during which time there was a substantial growth in the number of NGOs.
www.ipedia.com /consultative_status.html   (737 words)

  
 Basic texts of the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Consultative status becomes effective upon approval by the Conference and upon acceptance by the organization of the conditions laid down under paragraphs 18, 19 and 20 hereunder.
Consultative status will not normally be granted to individual organizations that are members of a larger organization authorized to represent them; and, when such an organization is formed, its member organizations shall cease individually to enjoy consultative status.
An organization in consultative or specialized consultative status which has not shown any interest or has not attended any meetings during a period of two years may be deemed not to have sufficient interest to warrant the continuance of such relationship.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/003/X8700e/x8700e16.htm   (1797 words)

  
 Consultative Status for NGOs at the UN
This chapter outlines how the consultative arrangements were established in the early years in ECOSOC; the formal rights of NGOs; their other activities; and how they now influence the political agenda and policy-making throughout the UN system.
As a result of these four factors, the numbers of NGOs with consultative status grew steadily, to the point that in the early 1990s ECOSOC was dealing with nearly a thousand NGOs.
After a year in which the new NGOs were denied full access to consultative status facilities, the first ECOSOC Decision was overturned and the environmental NGOs were brought in as another section of the Roster operating by the established rules for consultation under the provisions of Resolution 1296.
www.staff.city.ac.uk /p.willetts/NGOS/CONSSTAT.HTM   (12054 words)

  
 About HRI
General consultative status is for large, international NGOs whose area of work covers most of the issues on the Council' s agenda.
Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council remains at the core of the formal relationship between the United Nations and NGOs.
The functions of facilitating the consultative process with and disseminating information to the non-governmental community are the responsibility of two offices of the Secretariat, namely, the NGO Section of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the NGO Section of the Department of Public Information.
www.hri.ca /uninfo/ngoaccess/sorensen/soren2.shtml   (3956 words)

  
 NGO Committee Recommends Suspension of Consultative Status for Two Organizations
He requested the Committee to consider a recommendation to ECOSOC that consultative status of TPR would be suspended for the maximum period allowed [three years].
The representative of Romania, however, said the Committee must decide whether NGO activities were consistent with requirements to have consultative status and not judge conduct of any individuals.
The Committee then proceeded to a recorded roll-call vote on the proposal to recommend to ECOSOC that consultative status of the Transnational Radical Party be suspended for the maximum period allowed -- three years.
www.unis.unvienna.org /unis/pressrels/2004/ngo538.html   (1568 words)

  
 NGO COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS SUSPENSION OF CONSULTATIVE STATUS FOR ‘REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS’
The decision was one of two actions the Committee took on complaints as it continued its 2003 regular session.  Meeting in the morning and the afternoon, the Committee also took note of four quadrennial reports, deferred consideration of another report and deferred four decisions on consultative status.
The roll-call vote on “Reporters without Borders” stemmed from a complaint by Cuba that the organization had violated its obligations under ECOSOC resolution 1996/31.  Cuba’s representative said his delegation would have preferred a withdrawal of consultative status for a year but it would be flexible in seeking a suspension.
On the recommendation to suspend consultative status, voting in favour were China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Sudan, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.  Voting against were France, Germany, Peru, Romania, United States and Chile.  Abstaining were Colombia, India, Senegal and Cameroon.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2003/ngo509.doc.htm   (572 words)

  
 Agreement to facilitate the work of NGOs having consultative status
Whereas the development of the international activity of non-governmental organizations, in particular those having consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations or an equivalent status with one or other of the Specialized Agencies, is of the highest interest for the progress of international relations, and
The notice of denunciation shall be addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations who shall notify thereof the other Acceding States and all organizations having consultative status with the Economic and Social Council or an equivalent status with one or other of the Specialized Agencies.
Until the expiry of the period of notice, the organizations affected shall be entitled to liquidate all property belonging to them on the territory of the State entering the denunciation and to export all their funds without impediment from exchange restrictions.
www.uia.org /legal/app47.php   (1757 words)

  
 Consultative Status refused to Tamil Centre for Human Rights
Organizations with general and special status must report every four years on their activities in support of the United Nations.
Following concerns raised by the representative of the United States about the Centre, which had applied for roster status, the observer of Sri Lanka informed the Committee that the NGO was a well-known front for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a terrorist group banned in several countries.
The Centre sought to circumvent the strict procedures regarding accreditation to the United Nations by applying for consultative status.
www.tamilnation.org /humanrights/tamil/000518tchr.htm   (507 words)

  
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At its 686th meeting on 18 December, the representative of the United States requested a vote on the proposal to recommend special consultative status to Centro de Estudios Sobre la Juventud since the United States was not convinced that this organization was independent from the Cuban Government.
The representative of the United States stated that although her delegation would not block consensus, it nevertheless had serious reservations concerning the decision of the Committee to recommend that general consultative status be granted to this organization under the guidelines of Council resolution 1996/31.
At the same meeting, the Committee considered the request for reclassification from Roster to special consultative status of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and decided that it, too, should be deferred to its 1999 session pending the receipt of further information from the organization.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1999/documentation/commission/e-1999-10.htm   (3061 words)

  
 UN Denies Assyrian National Congress Consultative Status
By attempting to obtain consultative status, the ANC had hoped to bring greater international attention to the plight of Assyrians as an indigenous and persecuted minority in the Middle East.
UN Consultative status for Assyrian organizations is a necessary first step towards an enhanced international understanding of the crisis facing Assyrians.
With several UN committee representatives pointing to weaknesses in the ANC application, it is hoped that future applications will combine the logistic and political strength of several Assyrian human rights and political organizations with those of the ANC in order to ensure consultative status for Assyrian human and political rights within the UN.
www.aina.org /releases/unanc.htm   (409 words)

  
 COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE BY THE TRANSNATIONAL RADICAL PARTY TO THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ...
Paragraph 102 states that the TRP was requested by the Committee to provide a written response to the complaint circulated by the Russian Federation and quoted in paragraph 101, for consideration by the Committee in June 2000.
At the time of the TRP's application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC, in May 1994, TRP had to present in both written and oral form considerable evidence of the nature of the organisation, its non-governmental status, and its qualifications for obtaining Consultative Status with ECOSOC.
The Paragraphs 110 to 117 reflect the discussion concerning the decision taken by the Commission with regard to the request of the distinguished representative of the Russian Federation that the Consultative Status of the TRP be withdrawn.
www.radicalparty.org /onu_case/second_response.htm   (8483 words)

  
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These established which kinds of NGOs could obtain which kind of consultative status, the rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status, procedures for the withdrawal or suspension of consultative status, the role and functions of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, and the responsibilities of the UN Secretariat in supporting the consultative relationship.
The task that ECOSOC set itself and entrusted to an open-ended, ad hoc working group was to bring the legislative provisions concerning consultative status more into line with the recent changes in the relationship between the United Nations and NGOs and in the participation of NGOs in the work of the UN.
NGOs already in consultative status or on the roster will "as a rule" be accredited for participation on request while other NGOs have to apply and submit information on the competence of the organization and the relevance of its activities to the work of the conference.
www.unsystem.org /ngls/documents/text/roundup/10NGOREV.TXT   (2692 words)

  
 NGO Committee Recommends Four Organizations for Consultative Status with ECOSOC, Postpones Actions on Nine Applications
In recommending general, special or roster consultative status with the Council, the 19-member Committee uses various criteria, including the applying organization’s mandate, governance and financial regime.
Those with general status may, in addition, speak at meetings and propose items for the Council’s agenda, while organizations that have roster status can only attend meetings.
The Committee decided to recommend to the Economic and Social Council that it grant general consultative status to United Cities and Local Governments, a merger of International Union of Local authorities and United Towns Organization, both of which already had general consultative status with ECOSOC.
www.unis.unvienna.org /unis/pressrels/2005/ngo558.html   (1086 words)

  
 CONSULTATIVE STATUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To this end, plans are underway to have the BLCC registered as an NGO in the service of the Bakweri people (an indigenous people who were coerced to part with substantial parcels of their land with out compensation by successive non-indigenous governments (colonial as well as non-colonial).
This registration will be followed by the submission of an application for consultative status on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
In 1947, these plantations were leased to the Cameroon Development Corporation by the British colonial government, over the objections of the Bakweri Land Committee, which felt that the Bakweri had not been sufficiently involved in the creation of the CDC, and that in the process, their needs had simply been ignored by the British.
www.bakwerilands.org /releases/ecosoc.htm   (454 words)

  
 Conference Of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
The basis for the consultative relationship between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations was set forth most recently following an extensive intergovernmental review that culminated in ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31.
Consultative status differs from other forms of association NGOs may have with such entities of the UN Secretariat as the Department of Public Information, designed to disseminate information about the United Nations, and the Non-Governmental Liaison Service, designed to disseminate information to and liaise directly with NGOs.
Information on applying for consultative status as well as a complete list of NGOs in consultative status is available on the DESA/NGO Section website.
www.ngocongo.org /ngopart/constat.htm   (349 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
A clear distinction is drawn in the Charter of the United Nations between participation without vote in the deliberations of the Council and the arrangements for consultation.
The arrangements for consultation between ad hoc committees of the Council authorized to meet between sessions of the Council and organizations in general consultative status and special consultative status and on the Roster shall follow those approved for commissions of the Council, unless the Council or the committee decides otherwise.
The members of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations shall be elected by the Council on the basis of equitable geographical representation, in accordance with the relevant Council resolutions and decision 1/ and rules of procedure of the Council.
hei.unige.ch /humanrts/procedures/96_31.html   (5955 words)

  
 European Federation of Research and Information Centres on Sectarism (FECRIS): request for consultative status with the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Applications for consultative status were at that time considered according to Committee of Ministers Resolution (93)38 on relations between the Council of Europe and international non-governmental organisations.
Paragraph eight stipulates that the Secretary General’s decision to grant consultative status is reached in accordance with the above rules; it may also take into account the main priorities of the Council of Europe’s programme of activities and possible proliferation of INGOs in a given sector of activity.
Resolutions Res(2003)8 and (93)38 appear to set out only positive tests for qualification for participatory/ consultative status (in other words, a list of characteristics or activities which must exist or be proposed); they do not set out negative tests (in other words, features which must not be present).
assembly.coe.int /Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc04/EDOC10184.htm   (9989 words)

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