Submitting Statements

General Guidelines for submitting a statement NGOs can submit written or oral statements to the Human Rights Council. Written statements:  NGOs in general consultative status are allowed 2,000 words -NGOs in special consultative status and on the roster are allowed 1,500 words Oral statements: -Time given to  single NGOs: 2 minutes -Time given to statements…

How to Engage with the UN

How to Engage with the UN The United Nations is both a participant in and a witness to an increasingly global civil society. More and more, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society organizations (CSOs) are UN system partners and valuable UN links to civil society. CSOs play a key role at major United Nations…

ECOSOC

About the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) ECOSOC at Work The world’s economic, social and environmental challenges are ECOSOC’s concern. A founding UN Charter body established in 1946, ECOSOC is the place where such issues are discussed and debated, and policy recommendations issued. As such, ECOSOC has broad responsibility for some 70% of the human…