Hello everyone! Happy new year!
For us, association 3 Hérissons, 2022 already goes beyond our expectation!
The fantastic news has come from ECOSOC that we have been granted with the consultative status.
What is ECOSOC:
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organization, specifically in regards to the fifteen specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions, and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.
ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations System. It has 54 members. In addition to a rotating membership of 54 UN member states, over 1,600 nongovernmental organizations (here we are now) have consultative status with the Council to participate in the work of the United Nations.
ECOSOC holds one four-week session each year in July, and since 1998 has also held an annual meeting in April with finance ministers heading key committees of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Additionally, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which reviews implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is convened under the auspices of the Council every July.
We are deeply honored and proud of our newly consultative status from the ECOSOC. We will do our best effort to be up to the task and become a useful member.
Thanks to Melissa to carry out on this one!
Cheers and happy new year!