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UN and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): A Quick Guide

NGO/DPI Conference

68th UN NGO Conference

Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Committee) was established by ECOSOC resolution E/RES/3(II) of 21 June 1946. The terms of reference have been reviewed several times, the current terms of reference are included in ECOSOC resolution 1996/31 (on page 53 of E/1996/96) of 25 July 1996.

NGOs and the UN

Frequently Asked Questions

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 4 - Quality education   SDG 10 - Reduced inequalites   SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions   SDG 17 - Partnership for the goals      

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NGOs in Photos

1947 DPI Conference of International NGO

General view of audience. Andrew W. Cordier, US, Executive Assistant to Mr. Lie, speaking.

Books and Journals