Letter from the CoNGO President

May the new year bring peace and good health—to you and yours, and the planet.

The year 2023 that just passed was CoNGO’s 75th anniversary. It has been unlike any other year in our organizational life. We reached close to 4,000 of you who participated in our four global commemorative celebrations in Vienna, Bangkok, New York and Geneva, and the six global thematic webinars that explored a wide field of themes and topics. We ended the commemorations in Geneva this past December by celebrating other 75th anniversaries—that of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, WHO, the ILO Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and CoNGO members World Council of Churches and the World Federation of Mental Health. We brought these events in four languages—English, French, Spanish and Arabic—a CoNGO commitment to linguistic diversity and language justice…

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CoNGO, WCC, and civil society groups, reiterate shared commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND | 18 DEC 2023 — CoNGO, the Conference of Non-Govrnmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations, is celebrating its 75th anniversary, as is the World Council of Churches—and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights itself. Among keynote speakers at the commemorative event held on December 15 at the main hall of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva was Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata…

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Conference explores stronger relationships between non-governmental organizations and United Nations

New York City | 30 OCT 2023 (WCC News) — The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), celebrated its 75th anniversary, held a webinar in New York City on 27 October entitled UN-NGO Relations: Enhancing Multilateralism, Protecting NGO Access, Civic Space, and Democratic Discourse…

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CoNGO’s Pivotal Role Connecting NGOs to the UN System Highlighted at 75th Anniversary Event in Vienna

Vienna, Austria I 8 May 2023  (CoNGO InfoNews) — The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations CoNGO celebrated its 75th anniversary with a global commemorative event at the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) on April 28, 2023. Founded in 1948, just three years after the establishment of the United Nations itself, CoNGO has played a pivotal role in connecting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the UN system to address…
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CoNGO celebrates 75 years since its founding in 1948, lines up commemorative events worldwide

Vienna, Austria | 20 April 2023 (CoNGO InfoNews) – The first global commemorative event to celebrate the 75 years of CoNGO (the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations) will be held at the Vienna International Center in the City of Vienna in Austria on Friday, April 28, from 14:00 to 16:45. The event may be attended in person or online by registering in one of these three categories…

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CoNGO Declaration on the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations