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Contents

What is an NGO?

The Voice of Which People?

Information on Consultative Status for NGOs with the UN Economic and Social Council

Primary Sources - United Nations Documents and Websites

List of Websites for NGO Networks

References for Books on NGOs by Peter Willetts

References for Articles and Book Chapters on NGOs, by Peter Willetts

Books on NGOS by Other Authors, with Input from Peter Willetts
 


 

What is a Non-Governmental Organisation?

Article, for the UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences, on the different structures, types of NGO coalitions and how NGOs relate to social movements and civil society   -   click here
 

Workshop on NGOs in World Politics, City University, London, 18 October 2013  –   Notes from the Keynote Presentation by Peter Willetts    -    as a Word document    -    as a web page
 


 

The Voice of Which People?

The Voice of Which People? Transnational Advocacy Networks and Governance Networks at the United Nations (City University Working Papers on Transnational Politics, CUTP010, January 2013), on the difference between advocacy networks, whose members share basic values and campaign for common goals, and governance networks, whose members have different values and who are united solely on the question of claiming participation rights in an intergovernmental institution   -   click here
 

Sources, for the above paper, some of which are no longer available elsewhere.   -   click here
 


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Information on Consultative Status for NGOs with the UN Economic and Social Council.

Different Versions of the United Nations Statute for NGOs

The NGO Statute specifies the conditions for NGOs to be recognised by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations of ECOSOC and the participation rights they gain once they obtain consultative status. The basic relationship was specified in 1946. The term, “Statute” was first used in 1950, when the previous resolutions and practice were consolidated into a single resolution. In 1968 and again 1993-1996, the NGO Committee undertook a substantial review of the Statute. Despite much debate, relatively minor changes were made in the second and third versions of the Statute.

The List of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC

New lists of accredited NGOs have been published each year, to consolidate the changes made by ECOSOC in their mid-year session. These lists are issued in the E/yyyy/INF/x series of documents, where E/… signifies it is a document of the Economic and Social Council, yyyy is the year in which was (or should have been) published and x is just the number in the series for that year.
    The lists have sometimes appeared after a long delay. The September 2012 list was not published until April 2013; the September 2013 list did appear in October 2013; but the September 2014 list was delayed until December 2014. Old lists are not directly available from the ECOSOC websites, so this web page is the only easy way to make comparisons across the years. Where available, the HTM files provided here have been prepared by Peter Willetts by copy-editing the UN documents.

 

UN Document E/2014/INF/5 E/2013/INF/6
  PDF   01 Sept 2014 01 Sept 2013
  HTM     –     –  

 

UN Document E/2012/INF/6 E/2011/INF/4 E/2010/INF/4 E/2009/INF/4 E/2008/INF/5 E/2007/INF/4 E/2006/INF.4*
  PDF   01 Sept 2012 01 Sept 2011 01 Sept 2010 01 Sept 2009 18 Sept 2008 10 Oct 2007 31 Aug 2006
  HTM     –     –     –     –     –     –     –  

 

UN Document E/2005/INF.5* E/2004/INF/5 E/2003/INF/5 E/2002/INF/4 E/2001/INF/6 E/2000/INF/4 E/1999/INF/5
  PDF   31 Aug 2005 31 Aug 2004 31 Aug 2003 31 Aug 2002 31 Aug 2001 31 Oct 2000 31 July 1999
  HTM ‡  25 July 2005 04 Aug 2004 05 Aug 2003 06 Aug 2002 08 Aug 2001   –     –  
   
      *   This document does have the non-standard number of  “INF.x” rather than  “INF/x”.
      †   The title in this document incorrectly refers to “31 August 2004”, when the list is actually for 31 August 2005.
      ‡   The HTM files were created from web documents provided by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for public information purposes. The PDF files are copies of the formal, official lists. In both cases, the date given above is the one cited within the document for the updating of the data. The publication dates are always weeks or even months later.

 


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Primary Sources - United Nations Documents and Websites

The following links were active as of May 2015. The addresses do change sometimes, but they will be checked each year, at some point.


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Websites for NGO Networks

There is a multitude of diverse NGO networks. This list indicates which coalitions have been most successful in mobilising support on a global basis and influencing global policy-making in the United Nations and other forums for global diplomacy.
    The following links were active as of May 2015. NGO networks are not stable. Some grow and some decline: some cease to exist and new ones are created. They are quite likely to change their URL addresses. The list will be checked each year, at some point.


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Books on NGOs by Peter Willetts


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Articles and Book Chapters on NGOs, by Peter Willetts


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Books with some Editorial Work by Peter Willetts

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