Center for Political Analysis and Information Security was Granted Consultative Status with UN
April 20, 2018
In April 2018 by a decision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the international non-governmental organization “Center for Political Analysis and Information Security” was granted special consultative status with ECOSOC for a future period of 4 years.
The Center has submitted an application to become UN consultant in May 2015. In May 2016 our delegation took part in the work of the UN Committee on NGOs, having presented the activities of the Center and answered the questions of the Committee members.
Non-governmental organizations attain consultative status with ECOSOC on the basis of Article 71 of the UN Charter, in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1296 adopted in 1968. In 1996, after analyzing decades of UN cooperation with non-governmental organizations, the Economic and Social Council adopted resolution 1996/31, thanks to which the consultation mechanism with NGOs was improved, and criteria were developed for the withdrawal or suspension of consultative status to organizations.
The decision to grant a non-governmental organization special consultative status is made by the Council on the basis of recommendations of the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations. The UN Committee on NGOs includes representatives of 19 UN states members and they consider at their annual sessions applications for the status of a UN consultant, ask clarifying questions, hold discussions and discuss situations in dispute.
The recommendations of the NGO’s Committee on the granting of consultative status are subsequently transferred to ECOSOC, which by its decision gives consultative status to NGOs with this UN body.