Consultative Status with ECOSOC granted to the World Public Forum

At its Substantive Session of July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant Special consultative status to the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations."

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 in a number of ways.

This status entitles an organization to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. Its representatives are 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.