NGO Accountability

NGO Accountability Debating NGO Accountability    (2006 Paper by UN NGO Liaison Service) Civil Society, Accountability and the UN System  (2008 Working Paper. University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Coventry) UN Accountability Issues and the Role of NGOs and Global Civil Society (2007) U.N. Human Rights Experts: More Transparency and Accountability…

Women

The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women –  CEDAW UN Women – Commission on the Status of Women – CSW UNDP launches “Powerful synergies: gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability” On 27 September, a high-level event was organized by UNDP on the launch of the publication “Powerful synergies: gender equality, economic development…

UNDEF

The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) The UN Democracy Fund was established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 as a UN General Trust Fund. Supported by 36 Member States, its chief function is funding projects that strengthen the voice of civil society in democratic processes around the world. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to…

CSO & DESA

Civil Society Database The integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System, developed by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), facilitates interactions between civil society organizations and DESA. The system provides online registration of general profiles for civil society organizations, including address, contacts, activities and meeting participation, facilitates the application procedure for consultative status with…

The Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)

  The Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) Mission The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) promotes constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society through dynamic partnerships to foster greater coherence around cross-cutting and emerging issues on the UN’s agenda and by facilitating meaningful civil society engagement in UN processes.

Business and the Environment

Business and the Environment There are times in humanity’s history when there is a convergence of issues that create the conditions for a new  evolutionary cycle. Unfortunately, some surges contains within them the possibility for unsustainability which can lead to the destruction of natural ecosytems and populations. This poses a danger to the survival of…

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights There are times in humanity’s history when there is a convergence of issues that create the conditions for a new  evolutionary cycle. Unfortunately, some surges contains within them the possibility for unsustainability which can lead to the destruction of natural ecosytems and populations. This poses a danger to the survival of…

DPI-NGO

 DPI-NGO is the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is the central source of information about the UN and its work. The Department aims to generate public understanding and support for the principles and work of the Organization, and maintains contacts with a broad range of media partners around the world. The Department is headed…

Civil Society

The UN and… Civil Society Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been active in the United Nations (UN) since its founding. They interact with the UN Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies and they consult with the Member States. NGO work related to the UN comprises a number of activities including information dissemination, awareness raising, development education, policy…

Business & Global Compact

Business  There are times in humanity’s history when there is a convergence of issues that create the conditions for a new  evolutionary cycle. Unfortunately, some surges contains within them the possibility for unsustainability which can lead to the destruction of natural ecosytems and populations. This poses a danger to the survival of many.