The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2023 session today, recommending 69 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 87 others.
Economic and Social Council: Meetings Coverage
The Economic and Social Council met today to adopt a decision titled “Dates of the forum on financing for development follow-up and the youth forum in 2023” (document E/2023/L.7).
Opening its 2023 session today, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended 110 entities for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 46 others.
Amid spirited debate, the Economic and Social Council today adopted a draft resolution on removal of Iran from membership in the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022‑2026 term, citing its oppression of women and girls.
The Economic and Social Council today elected members to seven subsidiary bodies and approved several draft decisions relating to non-governmental organizations, including one that will grant special consultative status to nine of them.
Enhanced coordination, adequate resources and increased integration of women and youth are necessary for delivering on sustainable peace and development, delegates heard at a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission today.
The Economic and Social Council today appointed an additional member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, adopting three decisions including those on geospatial information and enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Economic and Social Council used the past year to advance the Organization’s unwavering commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a high-level meeting that zeroed in on the challenges created by the escalation of socio-economic divisions around the globe, the Council’s President told the General Assembly today.
The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today closed its resumed session for 2022, which began on 29 August, approving its report and recommending that the Economic and Social Council grant special consultative status to 173 entities out of the 564 applications it examined. The Committee deferred 319 requests for further consideration during its ordinary session in 2023, according to Vice-President Mine Ozgul Bilman (Türkiye).