10 August 2012
We are pleased to recognise that the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 27 July 2012 granted Special Consultative Status to the ICT4Peace Foundation.
The Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies, including consulting with Member States and the United Nations system at large, based on the nature and scope of work that ICT4Peace undertakes. Consultative relationship with NGOs also enables the Council or one of its bodies to seek expert information or advice from organizations with special competence in a subject matter.
This status also entitles ICT4Peace to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. These representatives will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations, and organizations in general and special consultative status may designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies. Those on the Roster may have representatives present at such meetings concerned with matters within their field of competence. These arrangements may be supplemented to include other means of participation.
A letter dated 27 July 2012 from the United Nations to the ICT4Peace Foundation in this regard can be read here.