Russia: Voted off UN ECOSOC’s Committee on NGOs after 75 years

News update: On 13 April 2022, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected 19 members of the UN Committee on NGOs, a body mandated to accredit NGOs to the UN. Russia was voted off the Committee after being a member since the establishment of the Committee in 1947. There are no term … [Read more...]

United Nations: 349 NGOs call for positive elections to UN body that opens doors to civil society

Full pdf joint letter (EN) (FR) (ES) On 10 February, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada joined a group of 349 national, regional and international NGOs calling for  States to take NGO participation seriously and vote accordingly.  In April, 2022, elections will be held to the UN Committee on … [Read more...]