The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant SSHI the designation at its July 24, 2018 coordination and management meeting.
The ECOSOC grants Special Consultative Status (hereafter: “SCS”) to NGOs whose programs are of direct relevance to the Aims and Objects of the United Nations. The SCS allows NGOs to attend UN conferences, designate UN representatives to all UN missions in the world, and circulate statements at ECOSOC and other UN meetings.
The SCS allows the SSHI to further fulfill its role as an international platform for youth, women, disadvantaged, poor and marginalized sections of the society to make their voices heard by decision makers. SSHI is looking forward to the challenge of making best use of the SCS in order to give young, creative, energetic, intellectual and humanist peoples’ views a more prominent place.There are 3 levels of Consultative Status, General, Special and Roster. With an estimated 10 million NGOs in the world, less than 0.0005%, or approximately 5000 NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and SSHI is privileged to be among them.
Privileges of Special Consultative Status:
SSHI will now be able to submit written statements on areas of expertise to the United Nations to be circulated by the Secretary-General.
Other privileges include:
• Place items on the provisional agenda of UN-ECOSOC;
• Provide expert analysis on issues directly from experience in the field;
• Serve as an early warning agent;
• Help monitor and implement international agreements;
• Help raise public awareness of relevant issues;
• Play a major role in advancing United Nations goals and objectives;
• Attend international conferences and events;
• Organize side events;
• Hold up to seven United Nations grounds passes;
• May sit as observers at public meetings of UN-ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies;
• Submit written statements and make oral presentations to governments;
• Have opportunities to network and lobby.
Representatives from SSHI, will have grounds passes at the New York headquarters in order to participate in U.N. work as well as in Geneva for the Human Rights Council.
SSHI is an Indian, not-for-profit and non governmental organization meeting a critical need in Indian society.
SSHI operates on the principle of humanitarianism, believing that people’s well-being is the most important goal for which to strive. Following from this are a special focus on lifelong learning opportunities to all, economic & social justice and poverty alleviation.
Since 2009, SSHI and the United Nations have had a longstanding, positive relationship our programs are of direct relevance to the goals of United Nations and working toward better communities and a better world without poverty.
“Special consultative status granted to our organization by the United Nations is further recognition of our very important role in the world,” said Er. Mukhtar Zahid President
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