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 (ECOSOC) is the highest status granted by the United Nations to non-governmental organizations (NGO's), thereby allowing them to participate in the work of the United Nations. Consultative Status is divided into three categories:[citation needed]

  • 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."

Twice a year, the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations reviews new applications for consultative status and makes recommendations to the ECOSOC, which reviews and decides to approve or deny the recommendations. 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.[1]

The first time that non-governmental organizations were granted consultative status was in 1946, when 41 organizations were chosen.[2] By 1996, over 1000 NGO's were granted consultative status, and by the year 2000, there were 2050.[3]

As of July 2018, there are a total of 5,081 organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC. There are 134 organizations in general consultative status, 3,974 in special consultative status and 973 on the Roster.[4]

The UN also maintains a database through which the current set of organizations in consultative status can be accessed.[5] A list of all of the organizations, in pdf format, is also available.[6]

General Consultative Status[edit]

of admission[7][8][9]
Organization Status revoked
1946 International Chamber of Commerce
1946 International Cooperative Alliance
1946 World Federation of Trade Unions
1947 International Alliance of Women
1947 International Federation of Agricultural Producers
1947 International Federation of Business and Professional Women
1947 International Organisation of Employers
1947 International Organization for Standardization
1947 International Union of Local Authorities
1947 Inter-Parliamentary Union
1947 World Confederation of Labour
1947 World Federation of Democratic Youth
1947 World Federation of United Nations Associations
1947 World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
1947 World Organization of the Scout Movement
1947 International Council of Women
1947 United Cities and Local Governments
1948 World Family Organization
1950 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
1950 World Assembly of Youth
1952 World Veterans Federation
1966 Association de Volontaires pour le Service International
1966 World Federation of United and Twinned Towns
1967 World Muslim Congress
1969 Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches
1969 Women's International Democratic Federation
1969 Zonta International
1972 Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité[10] (CIDSE)[11]
1972 International Council on Social Welfare
1973 International Council of Environmental Law
1973 International Planned Parenthood Federation
1973 International Youth & Student Movement for the United Nations
1974 International Council of Voluntary Agencies
1975 Organization of African Trade Union Unity
1977 Consumers International
1979 International Social Security Association
1979 Muslim World League
1980 Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
1981 Society for International Development
1984 Soroptimist International
1985 Covenant House
1985 Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council of North and South America
1988 Greenpeace International
1991 Asia Crime Prevention Foundation
1991 CARE International
1993 Agence internationale pour le développement
1993 International Association Znanie
1993 Médecins Sans Frontières (International)
1993 Save the Children International (formerly known as "Save the Children Alliance")
1995 AARP
1995 Africa-America Institute
1995 Association for Progressive Communications
1995 Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
1995 Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
1995 Colombian Confederation of NGOs
1995 Confederación Latinoamericana de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito (COLAC)
1995 DEVNET Association
1995 Franciscans International
1995 Global 2000
1996 AVSI Foundation
1996 Academic Council on the United Nations System
1996 Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development
1996 Association tunisienne des mères
1996 Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)[12]
1996 Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
1996 Good Neighbors
1997 Adventist Development and Relief Agency
1997 Association for Women's Rights in Development
1997 CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
1997 Comité Directeur International sur la Promotion Economique des Femmes Rurales
1998 African American Islamic Institute
1998 Al-khoei Foundation
1998 Asian Legal Resource Centre
1998 Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
1998 Centre de Recherches et de Promotion pour la Sauvegarde des Sites et Monuments Historiques en Afrique
1998 Centre Europe - Tiers Monde - Europe - Third World Centre
1998 Universal Esperanto Association
1999 Caritas Internationalis (International Confederation of Catholic Charities)
1999 Congregations of St. Joseph (See "Congregations of St. Joseph"" under Sisters of St. Joseph)
1999 The National Council of Women of the United States
2000 Femmes Africa Solidarité
2001 Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
2001 Foundation for the Social Promotion of Culture
2002 Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione Febbraio 74
2002 Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (Conference of NGOs)
2002 Family Health International
2002 World Information Transfer
1948[13] Friends World Committee for Consultation
2004 Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo
2005 Cultural Survival (CS)[14]
2005 Universal Peace Federation (UPF)[15]
2007 International Eurasia Press Fund
2007 International Trade Union Confederation
2008 China NGO Network for International Exchanges
2009 Russian Peace Foundation
2011 ONG Hope International
2012 Biovision Stiftung für ökologische Entwicklung[16]
2012 Gazeteciler ve Yazarlar Vakfi (GYV)
2012 Islamic Relief USA
2012 Voluntary Service Overseas
2012 Convention of Independent Financial Advisors-CIFA
1997 Green Cross International
1995 HelpAge International
1996 Humane Society of the United States
2017 Imam Ali Popular Students Relief Society
1991 Inter-Press Service International Association (IPS)
1995 Interaction, American Council for Voluntary International Action
1995 International Abolitionist Federation
1995 International Association for Religious Freedom
1998 International Association of Lions Clubs (Lions Clubs International)
1999 International Association of Peace Foundations
1995 International Association of Soldiers for Peace
1998 International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
1991 International Council for Adult Education
1947 International Council of Women / Conseil International des Femmes
2013 Lift Up Care Foundation (LUCAF)
2014 International Council on Management of Population Programmes
2011 International Federation for Family Development
1991 International Federation of Associations of the Elderly
1998 International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres
1995 International Federation on Ageing
2015 International Health Awareness Network, Inc.[17]
2002 International Higher Education Academy of Sciences (IHEAS)

International Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

2011 International Indian Treaty Council
1995 International Informatization Academy
1995 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
1998 International Institute for Non-aligned Studies
2013 International Institute of Administrative Sciences
1991 International Movement ATD Fourth World
2005 International Research Centre for Environmental Structures "Pio Manzu"
2013 International Road Transport Union
1999 International Trustee Fund of the Tsyolkovsky Moscow State Aviation Technological University
1999 International Union of Economists
2011 Junior Chamber International
1999 Legiao da Boa Vontade - Legion of Good Will
1995 Liberal International (World Liberal Union)
2004 Make Mothers Matter - MMM
1996 Médecins du Monde - International
2002 National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (National Association of NGOs)
1995 National Council of Negro Women
1987 New Humanity
2019 Lazarus Union


Special Consultative Status[edit]

of admission[7][19]
1946 International League for Human Rights
1947 Associated Country Women of the World
1947 Howard League for Penal Reform
1947 International Association of Schools of Social Work
1947 International Bar Association
1947 International Federation for Housing and Planning
1947 International Federation of University Women
1947 International Institute of Administrative Sciences
1947 International Law Association
1947 International Social Service
1947 International Statistical Institute
1947 The Salvation Army
1947 World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations
1947 World Jewish Congress
1964 Amnesty International
1970 Baha'i International Community
1971 International Organization of Experts (ORDINEX)[20]
1983 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
1985 Anglican Consultative Council
1991 International Service for Human Rights
1991 Special Olympics
1996 Hope Worldwide
1996 Art of Living Foundation
1997 San Patrignano Foundation
1998 8th Day Center for Justice
1998 Presbyterian Church (USA)
1999 ABANTU for Development
1999 Coalition of Activist Lesbians Australia
2000 Global Ecovillage Network[21]
2001 Abdul Momen Khan Memorial Foundation
2001 International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
2002 International Association for Human Values
2002 American Society of Safety Engineers
2002 Action Aide aux Familles Démunies (A.A.F.D.)
2003 Academy for Future Science
2003 NGO Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
2004 Academy of Mining Sciences
2004 Action Canada for Population and Development
2005 Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
2005 Pasumai Thaayagam
2005 Academy for Mobilizing Rural Urban Action through Education
2006 Aahung
2006 International Relations Students' Association of McGill University
2006 BADIL[22]
2007 Nonviolent Peaceforce[23]
2007 Isha Foundation[24]
2007 United World Against Diabetes
2008 Instituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA) Human Rights Office
2008 International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)[25]
2008 IT for Change[26]
2010 3D: Trade, Human Rights, Equitable Economy
2010 Academy of Labour and Social Relations
2011 5th Pillar
2011 Abibimman Foundation
2011 Humanity First
2011 Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
2011 International Action Network on Small Arms
2012 Noble Institution for Environmental Peace Canada
2012 Indian Development Foundation
2012 Peacebuilding Solutions (PS)
2012 IRESC International Radio Emergency Support Coalition
2012 A. K. Munshi Yojana
2012 A la Vista! Communication Sociale
2012 Abiodun Adebayo Welfare Foundation
2012 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
2012 ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together
2012 Sigma Theta Tau International
2012 Krityanand UNESCO Club
2013 Social and Healthy Action for Rural Empowerment
2013 Freann Financial Services Limited
2013 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
2013 Binaytara Foundation (BTF)
2013 Indian Dreams Foundation
2013 Centro Panafricano
2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (Victoria)
2013 Access Bangladesh Foundation
2013 IVECA, Center for International Virtual Schooling
2014 Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems (S.A.C.S.)
2014 Board of Certified Safety Professionals – BCSP
2014 Lazarus Union – Union Corps Saint Lazarus International – CSLI
2014 Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
2014 International Prison Chaplains' Association


2014 Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
2015 Canada's National Firearms Association[27]
2015 Emergency- Life Support for Civilian War Victims
2015 Feed the Children[27]
2015 Democratic Republic and Diplomatic Alliance of Kuki (DRADAOK)

2015 Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
2015 Noah's Arc Foundation[27]
2015 Palestinian Return Centre[28][27]
2015 Sahkar Social Welfare Association
2015 WASH United[27]
2015 Zamani Foundation
2016 HackerNest
2016 Access Now
2016 International Human Rights Commission.
2016 New Jersey Minority Educational Development
2016 ABAAD - Resource Centre for Gender Equality
2016 Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan
2017 The RINJ Foundation (Canada)
2017 Foreningen for Human Narkotikapolitikk - Association for Humane Drug Policy (Norway) [29]
2017 Initiative: Eau
2017 Youth Foundation For Development, Education And Leadership (Youthhubafrica)
2017 Next Century Foundation[30]
2017 The Red Elephant Foundation[31]
2017 Rahi A Social & Cultural Upliftment Society [32][failed verification]
2017 DESSI International[33]
2017 The Women and Media Collective[34]
2018 British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) [35]
2018 28. Jun (NGO)[36]
2018 European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO)
2018 EcoHealth Alliance[37]
2018 Radha Soami Satsang Beas
2019 Global Peace Foundation
2019 Silambam Asia[38]
2019 Vicar Hope Foundation
2019 World Trade United Foundation
2019 Trauma Care International Foundation[39]
2019 Stolypin International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration[40]
2020 Jyothirgamaya Foundation
2020 PEAC Institute
2020 Edunet Foundation
2020 Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
2020 Coptic Orphans

Roster Status[edit]


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