Virtual Information Session for the NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC

Distinguished NGO Representatives,

Further to our first “Information Session for the NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC” held on the margin of “the Consultation with the NGOs” on December last year, you are cordially invited to attend the second “Virtual Information Session for the NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC” on Monday 20 March 2023 at 10:00-11:00 EST via Teams.

*The video of the last Information Session is available here: Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council | UN Web TV

This meeting will provide an opportunity to review the ECOSOC events of this year, details from the Secretariat, and essential guidance from the NGO Branch.

The tentative program for this event will proceed as follows:

  1. Moderator: Mr. Wook-Jin Chang, Chief of NGO Branch
  1. Presentation on SDG Summit (Ms. Marion Barthelemy, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, DESA)
  2. Presentation on the July ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum (Mr. Friedrich Soltau, Chief of Intergovernmental Policy and Review Branch, OISC/DESA)
  1. Presentation on the ECOSOC Youth Forum (Ms. Leslie Wade, Chief of Inter-organizational and Inter-institutional Support Branch, OISC/DESA)
  2. Presentation on the UN 2023 Water Conference (Ms. Naiara Costa, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG/DESA)
  3. Q&A

We strongly encourage all NGOs participated in the Consultation to be present at this upcoming virtual session where key information will be shared, and questions to be answered.

Kindly find below the registration link: (deadline: 14th of March)

We look forward to welcoming you to the information session.


Best regards,

Chang, Wook-Jin
Chief, NGO Branch