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…

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…

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.

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…

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…