Conclusion of the 2014 Resumed session of the Committee on NGOs
The 2014 Resumed Session of the Committee on NGOs took place from 19 to 28 May and 6 June (to adopt its report), reviewing a total of 343 applications (including 192 applications that had been deferred from previous sessions), 3 reclassifications and 164 quadrennial reports.

A total of 158 applications were recommended for consultative status with ECOSOC. The Committee closed, without prejudice, the consideration of 29 applications. Pending receipt of answers to questions posed by the members, the Committee deferred a total of 158 applications to its next session.

The Committee took note of a total of 129 quadrennial reports submitted by NGOs in Special and General consultative status. Pending clarifications, the Committee deferred a total of 35 reports to its next session due to objections and questions by delegations. The Committee also dealt with the issue of organizations that had failed to submit their quadrennial report in due time, as stated in ECOSOC resolution 2008/4. Out of the 153 organizations that were previously suspended of their consultative status for one year, due to their failure to submit a quadrennial report, 21 organizations had submitted a report within the year they were suspended and will be re-instated by ECOSOC in July 2014 and three submitted their reports late and will be considered in 2015 but will still remain on the active list of NGOs in status. The rest, 129 organizations, will have their consultative status withdrawn, as stated in the resolution 2008/4. These organizations may re-apply after three years. Furthermore, 106 organizations will have their consultative status suspended for one year starting in July 2014 - due to non submission of their quadrennial report.

The report of the Committee (E/2014/32 (part II), which contains the above recommendations, is expected to be taken up by ECOSOC at its next Coordination and Management Meeting, on 15 July 2014.

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