KNC (recommended) consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC.
The consultative status is a phrase used within the UN community to refer to "Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council."
It consists of 54 members of the United Nations nominated by the General Assembly and coordinates economic, social and related work of the fourteen United Nations specialized agencies, functional commissions, and five regional commissions. It serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to the Member States and the United Nations system.
Consultative status provides NGOs with access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations.
Its responsibilities are to encourage universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, facilitate international cultural and educational cooperation, identify solutions to international economic, social and health problems and promote higher standards of living, full employment, economic and social progress.
Benefits of ECOSOC Consultative Status:
➤ Provide expert analysis on issues directly from its experience in the field;
➤ Serve as an early warning agent;
➤ Help monitor and implement international agreements;
➤ Help raise public awareness of relevant issues;
➤ Play a major role in advancing United Nations goals and objectives; and
➤ Contribute with essential information at organization events.
➤ Attend international conferences and events;
Make written and oral statements at these events;
➤ Organize side events;
➤ Enter United Nations premises;
➤ Have opportunities to network and lobby
➤Submit written statements to the Human Rights Council;
➤ Make oral interventions to the Human Rights Council;
KNC will be concerned with matters falling within the competence of the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies. Our aims and purposes are in conformity with the spirit, purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, notably the IPDAD and the DDPA. Therefore, we support the work of the United Nations and promote knowledge of its principles and activities in accordance with our initiatives, aims and purposes.