NSWCCL is a Non-Government Organisation in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). We sought this special status because we believe that NGOs provide meaningful contributions to the work of ECOSOC by ensuring that states are accountable in their reports to the body. NGOs also augment state reports and call out poor state conduct through their ability to speak from experiences which are closer to the ground and embedded within states.
The United Nations Committee on Non-Government Organizations is currently consulting with NGOs regarding the evolving relationship between the NGOs and the United Nations. It is important to support NGOs to continue to contribute and provide opportunities for participation in United Nations policy making.
For more information, read our full submission.