Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends Suspending Consultative Status of 187 Entities, Reinstating 56, in Exceptional Resumed Session

Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Recommends Suspending Consultative Status of 187 Entities, Reinstating 56, in Exceptional Resumed Session

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) held an exceptional one‑day 2020 resumed session today owing to the COVID‑19 pandemic, during which it recommended suspending the consultative status of 187 organizations with the Economic and Social Council due to their failure to provided quadrennial reports for a specified period.

During a brief in-person meeting, held in the General Assembly chamber, the Committee also recommended reinstating consultative status for 56 organizations which had submitted the required reports, while also withdrawing that status for 142 organizations.

Briefing on the events since the end of the regular session in February, Committee Chair Mohamed Awadalla Sallam Adam (Sudan) recalled that the resumed session originally scheduled from 18 to 28 May and 5 June, was not held due to COVID‑19-related restrictions introduced at United Nations Headquarters.  The Economic and Social Council subsequently decided to hold the resumed session in August.  Meanwhile, one of the information technology platforms used by the NGO Branch of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination was hacked in June, thus making it impossible to access data on applications in the Paperless Committee system.

Due to this information security incident and the pandemic-induced problems, efforts aimed at convening the resumed session from 31 August to 4 September proved unsuccessful, he said.  On 8 October, the Committee met informally, subsequently encouraging its Bureau to continue its efforts at convening a short resumed session before the end of this year and to seek the Council’s support in extending the time and resources allocated to the Committee to 2021.  On 25 November, he said, the Council authorized the Committee to convene today’s meeting and authorized eight additional meetings of the Committee in 2021 to make up for the time lost in 2020. (See Press Release ECOSOC/7029.)

As the Committee turned its attention to quadrennial reports submitted by non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Council, the Chair recalled that, upon the Committee’s proposal, the Council extended the deadline for the submission of such reports to 1 July this year, given the difficulties encountered by many NGOs in submitting their reports on time due to the pandemic-related disruptions.

The 19-member Committee considers applications for consultative status and requests for reclassification submitted by non‑governmental organizations.  Once an application has been reviewed and approved by the Committee, it is considered recommended for consultative status.  Organizations granted general and special status can attend meetings of the Economic and Social Council and issue statements, while those with general status can also speak during meetings and propose agenda items.  Organizations with roster status can only attend meetings.

Suspensions

Pursuant to resolution 2008/4 of the Economic and Social Council, the Committee recommended the suspension of the following 187 non‑governmental organizations due to their failure to provide quadrennial reports for a specified period (document E/C.2/2020/CRP.51):

  • 5th Pillar
  • Abantu for Development (People for Development)
  • Advocates for International Development
  • African British Returnees International Ltd.
  • Afromedianet
  • Al-Fidaa Foundation
  • Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
  • The American Conservative Union
  • Asayesefid (White Cane)
  • Asian Centre for Organization Research and Development
  • Asociación Civil ONGD Educación, Ambiente y Territorio
  • Asociación de Federaciones y Asociaciones de Empresarias del Mediterráneo
  • Association de Défense des Droits de l’Homme
  • Association des Consommateurs de Télécommunication de Cote d´ivoire
  • Association d’interet régional-AIR
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)
  • Association of Global South Studies (AGSS)
  • Association of World Reindeer Herders
  • Athletes United for Peace
  • Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
  • Cameroun Terre Nouvelle
  • Centre for Budget and Policy Studies
  • Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES) — Center for the Study of State and Society
  • Child Concern
  • Child Helpline International
  • China Green Foundation
  • China Society of Administrative Reform
  • CITYNET – Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements
  • Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Québec
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America – CADCA
  • Confederación Latinoamericana De Cooperativas De Ahorro Y Crédito
  • Conference of European Churches
  • Conservation Force, Inc.
  • Corrections India
  • Council for American Students in International Negotiations
  • Council for International Development
  • Covenant House
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
  • Daytop Village Foundation, Inc.
  • Dignity International
  • East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights Inc.
  • Ensemble luttons contre le Sida
  • Equit Institute
  • Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee
  • Eurasia Reiyukai
  • Euromontana (European Association for Mountain Areas)
  • Fairfood International
  • Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V.
  • Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Inc.
  • Feed the Children, Inc.
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Fondation Guilé
  • Fondation Humanus/Humanus International
  • Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention of the United States of America
  • France Libertes: Fondation Danielle Mitterrand
  • Free Africa Foundation Ghana
  • Fundación País Libre
  • Gadejuristen
  • Galkayo Medical Centre (GMC)
  • Ganja Agribusiness Association
  • Give to Colombia
  • Global Action on Aging
  • Global Exchange
  • Global New Car Assessment Programme
  • Groupe d’action pour la survie, la santé et l’éducation de la mère et de l’enfant (GASSEME)
  • Groupement d’Appui aux Initiatives Economiques des Femmes
  • Groupement Romand D’études des Addictions GREA
  • GS1
  • Gulf Research Center Foundation
  • Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation
  • Human Rights Defence Centre
  • Hunt Alternatives Fund
  • HYDROAID Water for Development Institute
  • Inclusion International (International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicaps)
  • Independent Advocacy Project LTDGTE
  • Information Habitat: Where Information Lives (IHWIL)
  • Initiatives: Women in Development
  • International Administrative Science Association
  • International Art & Technology Cooperation Organization
  • International Association for Volunteer Effort
  • International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • International Confederation for Family Support
  • International Council for Adult Education
  • International Driving Tests Committee
  • International Federation for Housing and Planning
  • International Forum for Child Welfare
  • International Institute of Humanitarian Law
  • International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child
  • International Muslim Women’s Union
  • International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation, East and Southeast Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR)
  • International Road Safety
  • International Social Security Association
  • International Thai Foundation Ltd.
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Veterinary Students Association (Ivsa)
  • Inter-Press Service International Association
  • Isfahan Human Rights and Development Organization
  • Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center (ICRIC)
  • Islamic Human Rights Commission
  • Jana Utthan Pratisthan – JUP/Academy for Public Upliftment
  • Japan Fellowship of Reconciliation Nihon Yuwa-kai
  • Japan Overseas Cooperative Association
  • JASMAR Human Security Organization
  • Kids Can Free the Children
  • Korea Green Foundation
  • Lassalle-Institut
  • League of Persons with Disabilities
  • Life Ethics Educational Association
  • Mandat International
  • Mentor Foundation
  • Minaret of Freedom Institute
  • Mountain Area Information Network
  • Muhammadiyah Association
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Association of Home Builders of the United States
  • National Organization for Marriage Education Fund
  • National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund
  • National Union of the Association of Protection of Motherhood, Childhood and Families
  • National Women’s Welfare Society Darwha, Distt. Yavatmal
  • Network Movement for Justice and Development
  • New Human Rights
  • The New Seminary
  • Niger Talents
  • NVO « Preporod »
  • Oil Change International
  • ONG Carbone Guinée
  • Organizzazione Mondiale Degli Agricoltori
  • Peace Family and Media Association
  • Peramangk Heritage Association Incorporated
  • Perhaps… Kids Meeting Kids Can Make a Difference
  • Plan Suomi Säätio
  • Prison Fellowship International
  • Pukar Foundation
  • Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services Inc.
  • Resources for the Future, Inc.
  • Reyhaneh Nabi Art & Cultural Center
  • Rural Women Environmental Protection Association
  • Safari Club International Foundation
  • Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organization Incorporated
  • Service and Research Institute on Family and Children
  • Several Sources Foundation
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
  • SODALITAS, Association for the Development of Entrepreneurship in the Civil Society
  • Sonke Gender Justice Networ
  • The Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center, Inc.
  • Specified Non-profit Corporation, Health and Global Policy Institute
  • Sri Lanka Anti Narcotics Association
  • St. Joan’s International Alliance
  • Stichting African Sky
  • Sucardif Association
  • Sudanese Women General Union
  • Support Humanity Organization
  • Support to Deprived Peoples (S.D.P.)
  • Surfrider Foundation Europe
  • The Arab Anti-Corruption Organisation
  • The Founders Development organization Badin
  • Toplumsal Haklar ve Araştirmalar Derneği (TOHAD)
  • Trakya Kalkinma Dernegi
  • Transparency International
  • Trennungsväter e.V.
  • Trust for Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation
  • Turkish Philanthropy Funds
  • Ukrainian World Congress
  • Umid Support to social development public union
  • United Deeds (Actions concertées)
  • Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Kenya (USP-K)
  • Victim Support Europe
  • Victorious Youths Movement
  • Visión para el Desarrollo
  • Wash United gGmbh
  • Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources
  • Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center
  • Women Support Center
  • Women Watch Afrika, Inc.
  • World Conference of Religions for Peace
  • World Fellowship of Buddhists
  • World Futures Studies Federation
  • World Togolese Foundation, Inc.
  • WorldTeach, Inc.
  • Worldwide Organization for Women

Reinstatement of Status

The Committee recommended that the Economic and Social Council reinstate the following 56 organizations with consultative status after they submitted the required reports (document E/C.2/2020/CRP.53):

  • Ain o Salish Kendra – Law and Mediation Centre
  • Asociacion Civil Consorcio Desarrollo y Justicia
  • Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente
  • Association Africaine de l’Eau
  • Association of Women for Action and Research
  • Association of Women in Technology in Nigeria
  • Association pour la Lutte contre le Travail des Enfants au Niger
  • Ayande Roshan Nokhbegan Foundation
  • Biopolitics International Organisation
  • Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
  • Centre de recherches et de promotion pour la sauvegarde des sites et monuments historiques en Afrique
  • Co-Habiter
  • Cooperation and Participation in Overseas NGOs
  • Defense Small Arms Advisory Council
  • Eco-Accord – Center for Environment and Sustainable Development
  • EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, Inc.
  • Exodus Cry Inc
  • Family Research Council
  • Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya
  • Femmes Afrique solidarité
  • Fondation Chantal Biya
  • Fundacion Alvaralice
  • Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible
  • Global Witness
  • Green Asia Network
  • Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International
  • Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee
  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
  • International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation
  • International Coastal and Ocean Organization
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation, Africa Region
  • International Voice of Justice
  • Internet Society
  • Israel Women’s Network
  • Kongres Wanita Indonesia
  • Korea International Volunteer Organization (KVO)
  • Nehru Foundation for Development – Centre for Environment Education Society
  • Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (NCIV)
  • New Reality International
  • ONG Kala Geneve International
  • Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)
  • Pakistan Youth Organization
  • Rainforest Foundation
  • Rainforest Foundation International
  • Rehabilitation International
  • Russian Community of Latvia
  • Stichting Global Forest Coalition
  • The Vanier Institute of the Family – L’institut Vanier de la Famille
  • United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders)
  • Universal Muslim Association of America, Inc.
  • Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Voluntary Aid Association
  • Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust
  • World Road Association
  • World Student Christian Federation

Withdrawal of Application

The Committee recommended to the Economic and Social Council that the consultative status of 142 organizations be withdrawn, also pursuant to resolution 2208/4 (document E/C.2/2019/CRP.42):

  • 8th Day Center for Justice
  • AAHUNG
  • ACTIVE – Sobriety, Friendship and Peace
  • African Development Solutions (ADESO)
  • African Refugee Development Center
  • Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice
  • Airports Council International
  • Alliance for Development and Population Services (ADEPS)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Arsenal Force Vive
  • Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability Foundation
  • Asocijacija za Demokratsku Inicijativu
  • Association Congolaise d’Education et de Prevention Contre des Maladies et la Drogue
  • Association Internationale de Lutte Contre la Pauvrete et pour le Developpement (AIPED)
  • Association des Populations des Montagnes du Monde
  • Association des jeunes pour le developpement humain et la protection de l’environnement
  • Association générale des intervenants retraités pour des actions bénévoles de coopération et de développement
  • Association internationale des droits de l’enfant en difficulté et dans la souffrance
  • Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa
  • Association of Interbalkan Women’s Cooperation Societies
  • Association of NGOs of Aotearoa Incorporated
  • Ayuda y Solidaridad con las Ninas de la Calle
  • Azerbaijan Women and Development Center
  • Bala Atibala Samaj Sevi Sanstha
  • Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Bibliothèques Sans Frontières
  • Blue Planet Project, Inc.
  • Brazilian Foundation of America
  • Bridges International
  • Caribbean and Latin America Trade Association
  • Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Limited by Guarantee
  • Centre for Development Strategy
  • Centre for Humanitarian Enhancement
  • Centre for Science in the Public Interest (Canada)
  • Children’s Rights Advocacy and Lobby Mission – Africa (CALM-Africa)
  • Chinese Immigrants Services, Inc.
  • Clean Energy Council Limited
  • Clefsdufutur.org-ONG-CDF.org-Groupe G6
  • Common Era, LLC
  • Coordinadora de la Mujer
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness and Advancement Initiative
  • The Couple to Couple League International
  • Deniz Feneri Yardimlasma ve Dayanisma Dernegi
  • Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique
  • EG Justice
  • EarthGame
  • Eco-Tiras International Environmental Association of River Keepers
  • Eesti Naisteühenduste Ümarlaua Sihtasutus
  • Egyptian Association for Educational Resources
  • Emirates Human Rights Association
  • Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN)
  • Espoir pour Tous
  • EveryChild
  • Feminenza North America, Inc.
  • Foundation for Amity and Nation Solidarity
  • Foundation for Released Prisoners
  • Foundation for the International Network of Museums for Peace
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gemeinnutzige GmbH
  • Friends of Farm Workers
  • Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
  • Fundacion UNITRAN
  • Fundación Alia2
  • Fundación Centro de Gestión Tecnológica e Informática Industrial
  • Getting Out by Going In
  • Gleichmass e.V.
  • Global Afrikan Congress
  • Global Alliance for Women’s Health
  • Global Footprint Network Inc
  • Global South Watch
  • Hope for the Nations
  • Human First, Inc.
  • Human Touch India
  • Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics
  • Initiative for Change-IFC
  • Institut de politique familiale
  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, The (IEER)
  • Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
  • Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations
  • Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia
  • Instituto Humanitare
  • Integrity and Transparency Promotion Initiative
  • Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development
  • International Commission on Workforce Development
  • International Environmental Law Research Centre
  • International Federation of Inspection Agencies
  • International Federation of Liberal Youth
  • International Gender Policy Network
  • International House
  • International Insolvency Institute
  • International League for Human Rights
  • International Research Foundation for Development
  • International Space University
  • International Sustainable Energy Organisation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ISEO)
  • Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
  • Jamaicans for Justice Limited
  • Jana’s Campaign, Inc.
  • Jeunesse Technologie Développement
  • Kanchi Limited
  • Krishi Gyan
  • Kuchlak Welfare Society
  • Le Forum pour l’Integration des Migrants
  • Love for Israel Relief Fund – The Fund for Advancing Social Projects (RA)
  • Mamta – Health Institute for Mother & Child
  • MaterCare International
  • Miramed Institute
  • National Coordinator for Human Rights
  • National Organization of Women’s Association in the Bahamas
  • National Seniors Australia Ltd.
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onkod Relief and Development Organization
  • Optimistes Sans Frontières
  • PLURIELS, Centre de Consultations et d’Etudes Ethnopsychologiques pour Migrants
  • Peace Village Network Association, Inc.
  • Peace on Earth Advocacy Center
  • Plan Sweden
  • Project Chernobyl Inc.
  • Pure in Heart – America Inc.
  • Ray of Hope
  • Reach Out & Care Wheels
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Réseau algérien pour la défense des droits de l’enfant « NADA »
  • Réseau national des ONGs des droits de l’homme
  • Sairam Population Research Trust
  • Saviya Development Foundation
  • Sindhica Reforms Society (Sindhica)
  • Sinha Institute of Medical Science and Technology
  • Social Ecology Foundation
  • Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons
  • Stat-View Association
  • Stiftelsen Atlas-Alliansen
  • Stiftung BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy)
  • Students’ Relief Society
  • The Arab Association for Human Rights
  • The Microfinance Club of New York Inc.
  • The Registered Trustees of the Friends of AIDS Support Trust
  • The Women’s Welfare Trust
  • Union of Legal Entities « Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists » Association »
  • Urban Justice Center
  • Viva Rio
  • Women Thrive Worldwide
  • Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
  • World Peace and Economic Development Organization

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