Call for Submissions: ECOSOC Consultation for NGOs

Call for Submissions: ECOSOC Consultation for NGOs

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), is holding consultations with organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC to discuss questions of interest to the Committee or to the organizations relating to the relationship between the NGOs and the United Nations in line with paragraph 61 (a) of ECOSOC resolution 1996/31.

 The ground-breaking consultations will take the form of written submissions and an interactive hearing which will be held in New York on 22 June 2018 from  10:00am - 1:00pm.  NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC can register to participate in the interactive hearing through the Indico registration system here. The deadline for registration is Monday 11 June 2018.

  VNGOC is inviting all members to contribute to the written submissions through the VNGOC ( and to consider the following questions:

  • How can NGOs further contribute to the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies? What are the most efficient modalities for NGOs to contribute to the United Nations policy-making, be recognized and be influential in these processes?
  • What in your organization’s view should be done to provide better support to NGOs during the process of obtaining consultative status with ECOSOC?
  • How can the participation of NGOs from developing countries and countries with economies in transition in UN’s work be increased?
  • Once the consultative status is granted to organizations, how best can NGOs access the opportunities given to them to take part in UN processes? 

Deadline for submissions is Friday May 25, 2018 CoB at


By Mulka Nisic