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Influence of the UU-UNO at the United Nations

Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are called to advocate for international human rights; to be a voice for the voiceless by promoting the inherent worth and dignity of all living things.  The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office is able to raise our UU voices at the United Nations and directly impact human rights at a policy level, through UN consultative status.

United Nations (UN) Consultative Status

For a non-profit organization to have any influence at the UN, it needs to have UN “consultative status.” There are two types of UN consultative status:

  • Department of Public Information (DPI): The UU-UNO has DPI consultative status. DPI non-profits work to extend the UN's Department of Public Information's mission to explain and gain support for the UN's mission in the world. Our educational programs (Spring Seminar, UN Sunday, etc.) fit well into this mandate. Non-Profit organizations are referred to as “NGOs” or “Non-Governmental Organizations”)
  • Economic Social and Cultural Committee (ECOSOC): The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has ECOSOC consultative status and our office exercises this status on behalf of the UUA. NGOs with ECOSOC status are those that are interested in policy issues within the UN system.

CONGO Committees

CONGO committees on which the UU-UNO serves:

• UN NGO Committee on Human Rights, Bruce Knotts is the chair
• UN Faith the Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court, Bruce Knotts is the chair
• UN NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Bruce Knotts is the chair
• UN NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, Bruce Knotts serves on the governing board
• UN NGO Committee on Migration
• UN Commission on the Status of Women

For more information, please contact the unitednations @ uua.org

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Last updated on Friday, November 21, 2014.

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