List of organizations with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

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Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council is the highest status granted by the United Nations to non-governmental organizations, thereby allowing them to participate in the work of the United Nations. Consultative Status is divided into three categories:

  • General Consultative Status (formerly Consultative Status 1), the highest level, which may be granted to organizations that are concerned with most of the activities of the Council, that are making substantive and sustained contributions in many fields, with a considerable membership, and that are broadly representative of major segments of society in a large number of countries. These organizations are entitled to deliver oral presentations during the Council's meetings.
  • Special Consultative Status (formerly Consultative Status 2), which may be granted to organizations concerned with only a few of the fields of activity covered by the Council
  • Roster, which are "other organizations that do not have general or special consultative status but that the Council, or the Secretary-General of the United Nations in consultation with the Council or its Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, considers can make occasional and useful contributions to the work of the Council."

Consultative Status, depending on level, gives the organizations a number of rights to participate in the work of the UN, to present their views and deliver testimony.

In September 2014 there were 142 organizations in general consultative status, 2,926 in special consultative status and 977 on the Roster.[2]

As of 1 September 2013 there were 147 organizations in general consultative status, 2,774 in special consultative status and 979 on the Roster. [3]

In September 2011 there were 144 organizations in general consultative status, 2,408 in special consultative status, and 984 on the Roster.[4] The UN also maintains a database through which the current set of organizations in consultative status can be accessed.[5]

General Consultative Status[edit]

Order
of admission
Year
of admission[1][6]
Organization Status revoked
#1 1946 International Chamber of Commerce
#2 1946 International Cooperative Alliance
#3 1946 World Federation of Trade Unions
#4 1947 International Alliance of Women
#5 1947 International Federation of Agricultural Producers
#6 1947 International Federation of Business and Professional Women
#7 1947 International Organization for Standardization
#8 1947 International Organisation of Employers
#9 1947 International Union of Local Authorities
#10 1947 Inter-Parliamentary Union
#11 1947 World Confederation of Labour
#12 1947 World Federation of Democratic Youth
#13 1947 World Federation of United Nations Associations
#14 1948 World Family Organization
#15 1950 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
#16 1950 World Assembly of Youth
#17 1952 World Veterans Federation
#18 1966 Association de Volontaires pour le Service International
#19 1966 World Federation of United and Twinned Towns
#20 1967 World Muslim Congress
#21 1969 Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches
#22 1969 Women's International Democratic Federation
#23 1969 Zonta International
#24 1972 International Council on Social Welfare
#25 1973 International Council of Environmental Law
#26 1973 International Planned Parenthood Federation
#27 1973 International Youth & Student Movement for the United Nations
#28 1974 International Council of Voluntary Agencies
#29 1975 Organization of African Trade Union Unity
#30 1977 Consumers International
#31 1979 International Social Security Association
#32 1979 Muslim World League
#33 1980 Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
#34 1981 Society for International Development
#35 1984 Soroptimist International
#36 1985 Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council of North and South America
#37 1988 Greenpeace International
#38 1993 International Association Znanie
#39 1993 International Save the Children Alliance
#40 1993 Médecins Sans Frontières (International)
#41 1996 Good Neighbors
#Unknown 1997 Adventist Development and Relief Agency
#Unknown 1993 Agence internationale pour le développement
#Unknown 1998 African American Islamic Institute
#Unknown 1998 Al-khoei Foundation
#Unknown 1991 Asia Crime Prevention Foundation
#Unknown 1995 Association for Progressive Communications
#Unknown 1997 Association for Women’s Rights in Development
#Unknown 1996 Association tunisienne des mères
#Unknown 1995 Africa-America Institute
#Unknown 1996 Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development
#Unknown 2012 Gazeteciler ve Yazarlar Vakfi (GYV)
#Unknown 1998 Asian Legal Resource Centre
#Unknown 1995 AARP
#Unknown 1995 Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
#Unknown 1996 AVSI Foundation
#Unknown 1996 Academic Council on the United Nations System
#Unknown 1995 Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
#Unknown 2012 Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung
#Unknown 1998 Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
#Unknown 1991 CARE International
#Unknown 1999 Caritas Internationalis
#Unknown 1998 Centre de Recherches et de Promotion pour la Sauvegarde des Sites et Monuments Historiques en Afrique
#Unknown 1998 Centre Europe - Tiers Monde - Europe - Third World Centre
#Unknown 2002 Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione Febbraio 74
#Unknown 2008 China NGO Network for International Exchanges
#Unknown 2001 Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
#Unknown 1997 CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
#Unknown 1995 Colombian Confederation of NGOs
#Unknown 1997 Comité Directeur International sur la Promotion Economique des Femmes Rurales
#Unknown 1972 Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité[7] (CIDSE)[8]
#Unknown 1985 Covenant House
#Unknown 1995 DEVNET Association
#Unknown 1996 Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)[9]
#Unknown 2002 Family Health International
#Unknown 1995 Franciscans International
#Unknown 1998 Universal Esperanto Association

Special Consultative Status[1][edit]

Order
of admission
Year
of admission[10]
Organization Status revoked
#1 1946 International League for Human Rights
#2 1947 Associated Country Women of the World
#3 1947 Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations
#4 1947 Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations
#5 1947 Howard League for Penal Reform
#6 1947 International Association of Schools of Social Work
#7 1947 International Bar Association
#8 1947 International Federation for Housing and Planning
#9 1947 International Federation of University Women
#10 1947 International Institute of Administrative Sciences
#11 1947 International Law Association
#12 1947 International Social Service
#13 1947 International Statistical Institute
#14 1947 International Touring Alliance
#15 1947 International Union of Producers and Distributors of Electrical Energy
#16 1947 The Salvation Army
#17 1947 World Alliance of Young Mens Christian Associations
#18 1947 World Jewish Congress
#19 1947 World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations
#20 1947 World Women's Christian Temperance Union
#21 1947 World Young Women's Christian Association
#Unknown 1996 Hope Worldwide
#Unknown 1996 Art of Living Foundation
#Unknown 2002 International Association for Human Values
#Unknown 2002 American Society of Safety Engineers
#Unknown 2005 Pasumai Thaayagam
#Unknown 2008 International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)[11]
#Unknown 2012 Indian Development Foundation
#Unknown 2012 Peacebuilding Solutions (PS)
#Unknown 2013 Social and Healthy Action for Rural Empowerment
#Unknown 2013 Freann Financial Services Limited
#Unknown 2013 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
#Unknown 2013 Binaytara Foundation (BTF)
#Unknown 2014 Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems (S.A.C.S.)
#Unknown 2013 Indian Dreams Foundation
#Unknown 2012 IRESC International Radio Emergency Support Coalition
#Unknown 2014 Board of Certified Safety Professionals – BCSP
#Unknown 2014 Lazarus Union – Union Corps Saint Lazarus International – CSLI
#Unknown 2010 3D: Trade, Human Rights, Equitable Economy
#Unknown 2011 5th Pillar
#Unknown 1998 8th Day Center for Justice
#Unknown 2012 A. K. Munshi Yojana
#Unknown 2012 A la Vista! Communication Sociale
#Unknown 2006 Aahung
#Unknown 1999 ABANTU for Development
#Unknown 2001 Abdul Momen Khan Memorial Foundation
#Unknown 2011 Abibimman Foundation
#Unknown 2012 Abiodun Adebayo Welfare Foundation
#Unknown 2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (Victoria)
#Unknown 2011 Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
#Unknown 2003 Academy for Future Science
#Unknown 2005 Academy for Mobilizing Rural Urban Action through Education
#Unknown 2012 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
#Unknown 1983 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
#Unknown 2010 Academy of Labour and Social Relations
#Unknown 2004 Academy of Mining Sciences
#Unknown 2014 Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-07-28. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of non - governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2014" (PDF). List of non - governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "List of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of1 September 2013" (PDF). United Nations. 
  4. ^ United Nations, Economic and Social Council. "List of non-governmental organizat ions in consultative status with the Economic a nd Social Council as of 1 September 2011" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "United Nations Civil Society Participation – Advanced Search". Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "List of non - governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2014" (PDF). United Nations - NGO Branch - Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "NGO Facilitators". United Nations Department of ECOSOC. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "http://www.cidse.org/2011-10-21-15-11-14/content/general-cWhat does the abbreviation CIDSE stand for". CIDSE. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)". United Nations Office on Drug and Crime. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "List of non - governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2014" (PDF). United Nations - NGO Branch - Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Granted Special Status with United Nations". ICMEC. August 12, 2008.