Membership Application

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CoNGO membership is open to national, regional and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that already possess accreditation granted by any of the entities within the United Nations System that grant NGO consultative, observer or some other status.

An NGO with a consultative status (general, special, or roster) granted by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is eligible to become a CoNGO Full Member. An ECOSOC-accredited NGO with other accreditation(s) within the UN System will be classified under ECOSOC and hence, full membership.

An NGO accredited or admitted by an entity within the UN System (aside from ECOSOC) and granted observer status is eligible to become CoNGO Associate Member. This includes accreditation by the Department of Global Communications (DGC) and other UN entities like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

When inquiring about how to become a member, please let us know if you have accreditation by any of the UN entities above or others in the UN System.

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