Endorsed: Joint Statement at NGO Committee consultation with ECOSOC accredited NGOs

13 Dec, 2022

Despite being mandated to do so annually by ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, on 13 December 2022, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held its second ever consultative meeting with NGOs gathered in Geneva, New York, Santiago and Vienna.

During the meeting, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) delivered a joint statement on behalf of 25 organizations welcoming the discussion, but noting with disappointment the Committee’s repeated failure to hold this meeting over the years. The statement focused on the Committee on NGOs and expressed serious concern over actions by its Member States, including excessive and arbitrary delay in granting consultative status to NGOs.

Access the statement here.