Consultative Status – ECOSOC
By recommendation of the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), IMI has been granted Special NGO Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at their Coordination and Management meeting, held in July in New York.
ECOSOC is a founding UN charter body, established in 1946, that has responsibility for about 70% of the human and financial resources of the entire UN. 3,900 NGOs have achieved Consultative Status with the ECOSOC. The status enables organisations to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, and with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.
NGOs accredited with ECOSOC may designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna, to attend and contribute to sessions of ECOSOC and other UN Inter-Governmental decision-making bodies. They may make written statements relevent to the work of the council and offer expert opinions on subjects where they have a special competency, as well as organize events at the UN.
This status will enable institutions, companies and others associated with IMI to represent the mediation field in deliberations at UN level. IMI is the only mediation body to hold Consultative Status.
For information on ECOSOC Consultative Status, click here