23 July: ECOSOC Endorses Reports of Committee on NGOs
Today the Economic and Social Council adopting the recommendations, granting consultative status to 286 NGOs and taking note of 525 quadrennial reports of organizations already in status. These recommendations were contained in two reports of the Committee on NGOs. Apart from endorsing the reports, the Council also endorsed two additional draft decisions.

First, the Quadrennial report of the non-governmental organization Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement (document E/2012/L.14) would have the Council decide to request the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to resume consideration of that group’s 2007-2010 quadrennial report at its regular 2013 session. The Council also would request the Committee to defer — until its regular 2013 session — consideration of the request for that group to change its name to “End Human Trafficking Now”. The decision was adopted without a vote.

A second decision on the application of the non-governmental organization Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (document E/2012/L.15) would have the Council decide not to grant special consultative status to that non-governmental organization. This decision was adopted after a vote. See link below for details.

More information: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2012/ecosoc6541.doc.htm

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