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On the 15th, UN New Media PeaceeverTV received an email  from the United Nations NGO Branch: UN ECOSOC Upcoming Webinar Applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status .Webina on Applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status - 5 May 2021, 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. EST.  
In order to support the UN NGOs to carry out their work better According to the requirements of the UN NGO,We specially post edited and shared emails and related informations,  We  hope non-governmental organizations (civil society) interested in participating in UN affairs, actively sign up to participate the  ECOSOC Webinar to prepare  your application for consultative status with the United Nations.

Dear NGO Representative,

DESA NGO Branch has organized a webinar for NGOs that are interested to apply for ECOSOC Consultative Status. Your organization is already in Consultative Status with ECOSOC so this webinar is not aimed to your organization. Rather, we would appreciate your kind assistance, if your organization can share information about the upcoming webinar with your constituents.

The webinar is aimed for NGOs that are NOT in Consultative Status with ECOSOC and will provide guidance on how to complete the application for ECOSOC consultative status. 

The meeting will provide answers to the following questions: 

- What is Consultative Status, which organizations are eligible and what are its benefits?

- How the entire application process works since the application is submitted to the NGO Branch until ECOSOC makes its decision?

- What are the main components of the application package?

Interested NGOs that do not have ECOSOC Consultative Status can register at:

Webinar Details:

Webinar Flyer: 

  UNSG Mr. António Guterres
Working with ECOSOC: an NGOs Guide to Consultative Status

"Working with ECOSOC" is an informational booklet that briefs Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on the benefits of establishing a consultative relationship with ECOSOC, as well as to provide instructions on how to obtain this status within the framework provided by ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31.

 The dual objective of this publication is to encourage relevant NGOs to apply for consultative status with the Council, as well as to help organizations already in consultative status to get the most of this relationship while increasing their contribution to the work of ECOSOC.
The booklet consists of 44 pages and provides basic information about the way in which NGOs can interact with the United Nations in general and with ECOSOC in particular. It describes the different formal and informal mechanisms that civil society can utilize in order to work with the different ECOSOC Commissions (i.e. attendance to meetings, submission of statements, side-events, oral interventions, etc.) as well as the obligations that NGOs assume by entering in this consultative relationship.

In a friendly language and modern tone, the booklet intends to show the multi-dimensional benefits of working with ECOSOC and how NGOs can maximize their contribution to the United Nations.

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