All NGO Forum (FOE and FSV) Members
Members of the NGO Alliance on Global Concerns
*F = Full member – *A = Associate Member
The Foundation was established in July 2004 for promoting intellectual excellence, religious dialogue and cultural understanding. It brings relief to the poor and those thus disposed, providing access to education and promoting democracy and good governance within civil society. Al Hakim Fdt provides humanitarian relief to support orphans 85000), care and treatment for the needy, sick, and poor, housing and food for internally displaced people. Al-Hakim Foundation is active in the fight against illiteracy, ignorance and founded 14 primary and secondary schools and offers open cultural courses during summer holiday for male and female students in various Iraqi towns and villages with a total of 8952cultural courses for five years for 486506 participants. Al-Hakim Foundation is sponsoring an initiative aiming to help children in Iraq who are suffering from Asthma Disease. Thousands of Iraqi children lost their lives this year and last years when they get asthmatic attacks while they do not have access to treatment.
Al-Hakim Areas of Work: Culture – Democracy – Women Affairs – UN – Youth and Sports – Humanitarian Relief – Education.
Al Hakim is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Amir Hashom
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.
BKWSU is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It also has: Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); Consultative Status with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP; and i also an Observer Organisation to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and a Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
In promoting the purpose and principles of the United Nations, the spiritual trajectory of awareness, attitude, vision and action is used by Brahma Kumaris in the areas of the Millennium Development Goals, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Gender Equality, Global Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Human Rights, Women, Children, Youth, International Decades and Days.
BKWSU is in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Valeriane Bernard
ECOLISE is the European coalition of organisations supporting local community initiatives, including GEN. The members of ECOLISE include international, national and sometimes regional networks of community-based initiatives, as well as other bodies engaged in European-level research, training, communications or other activities to support community-based action on climate change and sustainability.
By bringing these organisations together, ECOLISE seeks to establish a common Europe-wide agenda and a platform for collective action. GEN Europe, GEN International, Gaia Education and the ecovillage networks of the Baltic Sea Region, Estonia, Denmark, Iberia and Italy are members together with transition and permaculture networks and European ICLEI, a local government network for sustainability.
During 2014 the 25 founding members obtained a royal decree from the King of Belgium to establish an international non-profit association. ECOLISE will hold its first-ever General Assembly on 6-8 February 2015 in Freiburg, Germany. The gathering will elect the organisation’s leadership, set fees, and decide the immediate priorities for the coalition. > web-link
Ecolise is a Partner organisation linked to GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE NETWORK (GEN) – *F
EURO-MENA’s mission is to represent a network of public, voluntary, private and non-governmental organisations, including civil society of the Middle East and North Africa, for the promotion of the defense of human rights through education and training in human rights. Human rights are the foundation of a human society that guarantees freedom, equality, dignity, social justice and the right to development for every human being.
EURO-MENA, based on its legitimacy, experience and expertise of its members, its methods and its credibility, has a fundamental role to play in contributing to the promotion of education and training in human rights the Middle East and North Africa and thus to work positively to the realization of all human rights for all citizens of this region. As such it has provided HR training for a number of stakeholders, amongst these the Iraq Human Rights National Commission, the Ministry of Human Rights of Iraq as well a many NGOs (link)
EuroMena Representative: Amir Hashom
The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university in 1956. FDU‘s 12,000 full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends. FDU became the first American university to own a campus in England when it acquired Wroxton College from Trinity College, Oxford University. FDU has maintained its commitment to broadening global horizons and fostering greater international understanding. In 2000, the Board of Trustees adopted a newly focused mission for FDU: to prepare students for world citizenship through global education.
Working with UN: Fairleigh Dickinson was one of the first universities in the country to earn accreditation as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) associated with the U.N. Department of Public Information (DPI). Since then, FDU has welcomed more than 70 seated ambassadors to campus. FDU students have served internships with the United Nations and participated in briefings and conferences including the annual NGO/DPI conference at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris.
FDU is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Bruno Battistoli
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of 78 independent American women’s associations located on six continents. With a combined membership of over 17,000 women, FAWCO brings member clubs together to support American women living abroad, to share information on matters of common interest, and to address the particular issues affecting American citizens residing outside the USA.
FAWCO believes that enlightened women, working cooperatively throughout the world, could do much to help achieve international peace. Its objectives, defined at a meeting of seven clubs in London, were to “work towards international goodwill and the preservation of world peace, to help one another solve problems common to them all and to aid women whose citizenship rights were being ignored or restricted.” Today, FAWCO’s clubs stretch across six continents, from Norway to Angola, and from Canada to Australia. The issues that led to its creation continue to be addressed through FAWCO’s activities as a UN-accredited NGO; dissemination of information on education, U.S. citizenship, living and working abroad; support for literacy and training programs for women and children in developing countries; and environmental protection projects. FAWCO’s UN work is extensive > More
FAWCO is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Stacy Dry Lara
We work towards a resilient future within planetary boundaries where no one is left behind. A world of safe and nutritious food; of clean drinking water; of universal access to sustainability education; of physical, mental and social well-being. A world which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste. A world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity; of justice and equality; of respect for race and ethnicity; and of equal opportunity permitting the full realisation of human potential while promoting shared prosperity. Gaia Education’s Design for Sustainability curriculum integrates the social, ecological, economic and worldview dimensions of sustainability, providing an education which is universal in scope and local in application.
Gaia Education promotes a holistic systems approach to education for sustainable development by: • developing curricula to empower change makers with inner and outer skills to redesign human presence in a sustainable world • facilitating the delivery of transformative learning programmes in response to emerging needs • disseminating grass-roots wisdom through learning communities.
Since 2006, Gaia Education has successfully supported the delivery of more than 190 programmes in 34 countries over 6 continents, reaching thousands of people. Its programmes have been offered in settings ranging from tribal women and traditional communities to children and youth, ecovillages, urban slums, universities and resilience training centers. Gaia Education works in partnership with global educators, government and nongovernment agencies, ecovillages, universities, and the United Nations to bring sustainable development solutions to communities and ecosystems everywhere. >> web-link Gaia Education is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information / DPI
Gaia Education is a Partner organisation linked to GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE NETWORK (GEN) – *F
The Foundation ƒor GAIA calls for humankind to act in partnership with nature in protecting the complex life-support system of the planet, to husband resources appropriately, to develop clean energy sciences and to move towards a new ecological economic system that makes a clear distinction between wholesome and cancerous forms of growth. GAIA works in partnership with individuals and organisations who are taking action motivated by true global perspectives in which people, society and nature are given full recognition as part of a larger evolving and fundamentally interconnected whole. Individuals and organisations working as catalysts for the transformation of human consciousness are an important part of this ecological work, because it is from such a shift that a new set of fundamental assumptions about human life will emerge.
Areas of Work: Environment • Livelihoods • Wilderness • Sacred & Cultural Sites • Human Rights • Transhumance • Sustainability • SDGs • New Energy Sciences • Corporate Responsibility • GAIA Website (link)
GAIA is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Vita de Waal
The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity. As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world. Our goals:
- To advance the education of individuals from all walks of life by sharing the experience and best practices gained from the networks of ecovillages and sustainable communities worldwide.
- To advance human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation by empowering local communities globally while promoting a culture of mutual acceptance and respect, effective communications, and cross-cultural outreach.
- To advance environmental protection globally by serving as a think tank, incubator, international partner organization and catalyst for projects that expedite the shift to sustainable and resilient lifestyles.
- To advance active citizenship and community development by coordinating the activities of regional ecovillage networks and reaching out to wider society and policy makers in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable living.
GEN is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Vita de Waal
INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION (IGE) – *A
The Institute of Global Education (IGE) focuses on both formal education and on the ground projects supporting a more compassionate and sustainable world. A world where social justice and equal access to opportunities are available to everyone, where both self-reliance and collaborative interdependence are a way of life and where all decisions support long-term sustainability of both people and the environment. Mission: To aid in the development of change agents, through education and on-the-ground projects, who contribute to greater justice, equality of opportunity and long-term sustainability. In all of its work, IGE seeks to: Educate, Inspire, Collaborate.
In 1986 IGE established Radio for Peace International through an agreement with the United Nations University for Peace http://www.upeace.org/ in Costa Rica. Programming included news from around the world, formal courses and general education. IGE’s Indian Student Scholarship Program was created in 2003 to further the education by assisting students to obtain college and university degrees. In 2010, IGE extended its work to Northeast India by joining with other educational organizations to form the Meghalaya Global Peace Consortium to promote peace and community development in the region. (link)
UNOG Representative: Rudolf Schneider
The Institute aims at reawakening an awareness of spiritual values in daily life and promoting planetary awareness, which leads to planetary citizenship and to the creation of a spiritually oriented and sustainable world based on spiritual values such as love of truth, personal responsibility, sense of justice, constructive co-operation, selfless service of the greater whole. Its activities include: participation in conferences; consultancy; publication of studies; collection of documentation in the ten fields of service of the ten seed-groups: education, politics, religion, science, psychology, economics (including finance), communication (including telepathy), enlightened observation, healing and creativity. IPS is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
Areas of Work: spirituality, values to live by, United Nations, global commons, seed-groups – IPS Website (link)
IPS has Roster status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Rudolf Schneider and Roswitha Grass
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC RELIEF ORGANISATION (IIRO) – *F
also known as the International Islamic Relief Organization of Saudi Arabia, IIRO and IIROSA), is a charity based in Saudi Arabia founded by the Muslim World League in 1978. The IIRO has enjoyed consultative status on the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 1995 and has since been involved in many joint programmes with UN Agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. It was the first Islamic NGO to gain observer status with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). (link)
IIRO is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Fawzia Al’Ashmawi
INPEA is an organization, founded in 1997, dedicated to the global prevention of the abuse of older people. The INPEA NETWORK is a nonprofit organization that aims to increase society’s ability, through international collaboration, to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the later years of life will be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation while at the same time acknowledging the diversity of culture, background, and life style of the world population.
The objectives are : 1) To increase public awareness and knowledge of the issue, 2) To promote education and training of professionals and paraprofessionals in identification, treatment and prevention, 3) To further advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected elders, and
4) To stimulate research into the causes, consequences, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of elder abuse and neglect.
INPEA is celebrating 16 years of advocacy, education and research for the protection of the rights of older Persons.
Every year 15th June is marked as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day , and organizations all over the globe host numerous events and programmes . For more info click here : http://www.inpea.net/weaad.htm
INPEA is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Ursula Barter-Hemmerich
Located in the heart of Brigham Young University’s campus, the Kennedy Center is a dynamic, global center offering a broad spectrum of study and service opportunities. Our objective is to mold the brightest students today who will serve the people and nations of the world tomorrow—a commitment that extends beyond classroom theory to incorporate practical experience in an international setting. Students who are admitted will find faculty and staff to help them identify and take advantage of international study, career goals, and job placement. Kennedy Center graduates have a reputation around the world for their academic excellence, international experience, and moral character. The center’s international and area studies offers six major and five minor degree programs. Our commitment to interdisciplinary education creates a wellspring of people, knowledge, and experiences where ideas are translated into action.
KCIS Areas of engagement with the United Nations:
KCIS is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representatives: Donald and Ellen Holsinger
The world activities of the Lucis Trust are dedicated to the establishment of right human relations. They promote the education of the human mind towards recognition and practice of the spiritual principles and values upon which a stable and interdependent world society may be based.
The Lucis Trust is nonpolitical and nonsectarian. It sponsors no special creed or dogma. The motivating impulse is Love of God, expressed through love of humanity and service of the human race.
Areas of Work of the Lucis Trust: Arcane School, the Lucis Publishing Companies, World Goodwill, Triangles, Lucis Trust Libraries and Lucis Productions – Lucis Trust Website (link)
Lucis Trust is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Mintze van der Velde
We are a diverse team with passions to serve women, men and families working to create a better world for all. Our motto “One woman, One family, One act of service, One at a time” defines that it truly is the “one” that matters. We are addressing the most pressing issues identified by the United Nations as facing human rights and the well being of women. In addition to our grassroots humanitarian projects, arts and culture programs, awareness campaigns and education programs, we work at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva, Switzerland where we participate in the Commission on the Status of Women and serve hand in hand with other nongovernmental agencies and nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping families worldwide. (link)
MLP is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council /ECOSOC.
UNOG Representatives: Afton Beutler and Mutua Kobia
Also known as The SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM, the Order of the Temple is a Christian ecumenical organization founded in 1804 by the physician Fabré-Palaprat with the support of Napoleon, and officially recognized in 1853 by Napoleon III. The Order operates on the basis of the traditions of the medieval Knights Templar, it does not claim ‘direct descent’ from the historical medieval Order itself. Like the Knights Templar of old, we operate as a modern-day worldwide network of educated professionals, providing both a highly respected body of expertise, an influential voice to support commitment to the less fortunate of the world, and to promote the time-tested chivalric ideals of honor, honesty, civility, tolerance, care for our fellow man, and support for ecumenical religious faith throughout our individual nations and throughout the world community. OSMTH’s raison d’etre is expressed through the Brussels Declaration: “Aiding humanity on the pilgrimage through life.”
OSMTH Areas of Work: Christian Ethos, Spirituality and Values, interfaith dialogue, bridge-building, human rights, . We also seek to increase awareness of conflicts and their causes and work towards their future prevention and ultimate peaceful coexistence of all nations. We seek the betterment of humanity through education, world brotherhood, chivalric principles, and civil behavior and treatment among one-another.
OSMTH is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council /ECOSOC.
UNOG Representative: Marcel De Picciotto
The Planetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE) is an international interdisciplinary network of advanced scientific thinking that promotes, plans, co-ordinatse and implements “clean energy systems”. This initial nucleus of scientists grew from 1979 to a network that currently comprises about 3,500 individuals and institutions in over 60 nations. Since 1981, books, proceedings, monographs and electronic publications have been released to both general and specialist audiences. In 1990, the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Research on Environment and Economy has conferred an associative status to PACE.
The Planetary Association For Clean Energy, Inc. objectivess are to facilitate the discovery, research, development, demonstration and evaluation of clean energy systems. The Learned Society also stewards the planning, coordination and implementation of clean energy systems on a planetary, continental, regional, local and indvidual scale. The term clean energy can be understood to describe systems which draw on natural suppy, which are of universal technological application and which do not cause polluting residue.
Areas of Work: Clean Energy Technologies • advanced scientific thinking – – PACE Website
PACE is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council /ECOSOC as well as the United Nations Department of Public Information / DPI.
UNOG Representative: Vita de Waal
Sacred Earth Trust has branches based in UK and India. It is a not for profit organisation set up in 2009 to support and to encourage the sustainable development and environmental protection of Sacred Sites and UNESCO world heritage sites around the world, through working in co-operation with the local, indigenous people and international groups. We are receiving UNDP support for our ground-breaking plastic block technology project in Bodh Gaya, as a model for sanitation projects in rural poor villages.
We endeavour to find practical solutions on environmental issues, working within the diverse communities and connecting with the wider network.; to work together towards the transformation of consciousness to enable the maximum potential and growth for human development and in using environmental awareness and our relation to the planet as a tool for reflection. More about us
SIRCle, designed to create an innovative, open source curriculum for active citizenship and social and holistic entrepreneurship, was born out of strong, long-term relationships between the 8 European partners. These partners bring a wide range of nationally and internationally well-established networks, and are active in diverse sectors such as Education, Art, Science, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Ecology and Technology, Social Work and Wellbeing. They focus on social innovation, sustainable living, resilient community building, individual empowerment, holistic business and right livelihood. SIRCle sees itself as a node within a very large and pulsating web of connections, fostering and co-shaping solutions to enable us to live and work within healthy and balanced eco-systems. SIRCle aims to play an active role in the existing landscape of social change makers and looks forward to collaborating with other projects, partners, networks and active citizens across geographical, cultural and language boundaries.
We are here to support the development of life sustaining cultures. Our flexible and collaborative curriculum offers a compass and a living map for a journey of individual and collective fulfillment, integrity and contribution.We offer this to individuals and groups, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, who are called to marry their love for the planet with the capacity to thrive financially. We envision the empowerment of individuals; the establishment of supportive networks; the transformation of existing organisations; and the birthing of new social enterprises all embedded in a field of resilience and economic prosperity.
The Sustainable Innovation for Resilient Communities (SIRCle) project uses adult education to address one of the most pressing needs of our time, namely how to marry effective grassroots responses to climate and social change with the capacity to make a sustainable living in a challenging economic climate. More about us
SIRCle is a Partner organisation linked to GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE NETWORK (GEN) – *F
Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations — from all over the world — have learned about solar cooking through SCI’s excellent publications and have benefited from SCI’s information exchange networks, research, technical support, and the SCI-sponsored, internationally recognized Internet resource for solar cooking information: the Solar Cooking International Network wiki-based website. With SCI’s simple water pasteurization indicator, people can make their water safe to drink by heating it in a solar oven, saving fuel. SCI is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council/ ECOSOC.
Our global goal is for 20% of all families, worldwide, to have access to solar cooking technology by 2030. Since its founding in 1987, SCI and the SCInet members have distributed more than 155,000 solar cookers globally. Through global advocacy, programs, partnerships, and education, we spread solar cooking in 114 countries—and counting. (link)
SCI is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council /ECOSOC
WORLD GOODWILL – *F
The work of World Goodwill is based on the principles of brotherhood, human unity, sharing and cooperation; and on the fundamental rights and freedoms embodied in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. World Goodwill is a world service organisation practising the principle of non-discrimination in race, religion, ideology, and political and economic convictions.
In order to place a closer focus on the work of the United Nations, and in particular the post-2015 process which is aiming to replace the Millennium Development Goals, we have set up a new blog, World Goodwill at the UN, which will provide up-to-date reports on relevant UN meetings and processes. Regular updates feature news on what is happening at the UN, focusing especially on the process of defining new Sustainable Development Goals for humanity after 2015 when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Website (link)
Areas of Work of World Goodwill: World Goodwill, Sustainable Development Goals,
World Goodwill is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information / DPI –
UNOG Representative: Florian Kock