United Nations


General Assembly

4 September 1996 
                                                        ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

New York, 16-20 September 1996
Item 4 of the provisional agenda*

*    A/AC.251/4.


                Participation of non-governmental organizations
                      in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee

                        Report of the Secretary-General

1.   The Ad Hoc Committee of the Whole, at its organizational session,
on 20 June 1996, decided to grant maximum participation to
non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the
Economic and Social Council and other non-governmental organizations
that had been contributing to the implementation of the New Agenda, in
conformity with established rules and accepted practices.  In
particular, the non-governmental organizations would be allowed to be
present in formal meetings, but would not be engaged in the
negotiating process.  The Secretariat would maintain liaison with the
Bureau of the Ad Hoc Committee on that matter (see A/AC.251/3, para.

2.   The purpose of the present report is to provide the list of those
non-governmental organizations that are not in consultative status
with the Economic and Social Council and have requested to participate
in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee.

3.   The Secretariat has evaluated each organization listed in the
annex to the present report in the light of the above-mentioned
decision of the Ad Hoc Committee and recommends their participation in
its work.


             Non-governmental organizations not in consultative status
             with the Economic and Social Council that have requested
              to participate in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee

1.   Advocates for African Food Security
     c/o Baha'i International Community
     Office for the Advancement of Women
     866 United Nations Plaza
     Suite 120
     New York, N.Y. 10017

     Relevance:  To advocate food security and lessen the burden of
     women farmers.

2.   African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (AALAE)
     P.O. Box 50768 
     Nairobi, Kenya

     Relevance:  To promote literacy and adult education through
     bringing together and networking between specialized organizations
     and individuals active in those areas.

3.   African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)      

     c/o University of Durban-Westville
     Private Bag X54001
     Durban 4000
     South Africa

     Relevance:  To work on conflict prevention and resolution through
     research, training and publications and through demonstrating the
     links between peace and development.

4.   The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)      
     P.O. Box MR 38 
     Marlborough, Harare

     Relevance:  To assist communities in the creation of development
     projects through work on issues related to economic justice for
     Africa, particularly debt.

5.   African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
     P.O. Box 54562
     Nairobi, Kenya

     Relevance:  A pan-African network that concentrates on development
     and communication and works particularly on gender issues.

6.   Association du Comite' des Habitants d'El Mourouj 2
     3, rue d'Espagne 
     1001 Tunis, Tunisie

     Relevance:  Concentrates on creating a sustainable environment and
     improving the habitat of local communities.

7.   Centre for Human Environment, Development and Disaster Studies
     Africa Avenue 
     P.O. Box 13309
     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

     Relevance:  To provide training and carry out studies on
     environmental issues at the community and regional levels.

8.   Council on Finance (COFINA) 
     Immeuble Lama  
     B.P. 1313
     Conakry, Guinea

     Relevance:  To work on investment promotion through setting up of
     credit mechanisms and assisting in the operation of the lending
     mechanism at the grass-roots level in order to promote sustainable
     human development.

9.   Country Women Association of Nigeria (COWAN)
     No. 2, Afunbiowo Street
     P.M.B. 809
     Akure, Ondo State

     Relevance:  Establishes a national network and specializes in
     micro-credit and income-generating projects to promote the
     economic empowerment of women.

10.  Development Innovations and Networks (IRED)
     East and Southern Africa  
     P.O. Box CY3
     Causeway, Harare

     Relevance:  An international network involved in global and local
     development to promote democratization of civil society through
     encouraging active participation of people.

11.  The Ethiopian Gemini Trust
     P.O. Box 3547
     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

     Relevance:  To work out income-generating schemes through
     identifying markets, both locally and abroad, in order to assist
     needy families with twins and triplets, many of whom are
     women-headed households.

12.  Farmers' Link Centre
     38-40 Exchange Street
     Norwich NR21AX 
     United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

     Relevance:  To carry out exchange programmes, focusing on
     agricultural, trade and policy frameworks, in order to develop
     community links between farmers of different nationalities.

13.  General Board of Global Ministries
     United Methodist Church
     777 United Nations Plaza
     New York, N.Y. 10017

     Relevance:  Has historically supported African initiatives for
     freedom and development, and most importantly is the support given
     to the United Nations in its endeavours in that direction.

14.  Forum of African Voluntary Development Organization (FAVDO)
     rue 4, zone B
     Boite postale 12093
     Dakar, Senegal

     Relevance:  This Pan-African organization concentrates on the
     eradication of poverty through synergies between African States,
     non-governmental organizations and other partners in development,
     putting special emphasis on the informal sector.

15.  Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE)
     P.O. Box 7600
     Accra-North, Ghana

     Relevance:  To create a platform for women to network
     economically, to promote non-traditional export and the use of
     appropriate and affordable technology, and to promote intra- and
     inter-African trade with their counterparts.

16.  Groupement d'initiative commune des paysannes de Bogso
     P.O. Box 128
     Eseka, Cameroon

     Relevance:  To work on the eradication of poverty among African
     women farmers through production, preservation and marketing of

17.  Institut africain pour le de'veloppement e'conomique et social (INADES)
     08 B.P. 8
     Abidjan 08, Co^te d'Ivoire

     Relevance:  A Pan-African network that concentrates on training
     and dissemination of information on economic and social issues.

18.  Institut supe'rieur panafricain d'e'conomie coope'rative (ISPEC)
     B.P. 1236
     Cotonou, Be'nin

     Relevance:  To promote autonomous and economically performing
     cooperative enterprises as a tool of regional integration.

19.  Inter Africa Group
     P.O. Box 1631
     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

     Relevance:  Works in particular on conflict resolution and
     economic issues and is the coordinator of the Organization of
     African Unity/Economic Commission for Africa working groups to
     facilitate the dialogue between African non-governmental
     organizations and regional intergovernmental bodies.

20.  The Isipingo Environment Committee (IEC)
     22 Lotus Road
     Isipingo Hills, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4110
     South Africa

     Relevance:  To promote environmental education and advocacy among
     African youths.

21.  The League for Woman and Child Education
     Immeuble C Pair, Cite' Verte
     BP 14702
     Yaounde', Cameroon

     Relevance:  To sensitize women and political leaders to increased
     participation of women in political decision-making.

22.  Lolonyo Women's Club
     P.O. Box 1562
     Accra, Ghana

     Relevance:  To promote gender and inter-tribe cooperation through
     education on issues pertaining to society, economy, civic
     education, environment and other related areas.

23.  Mwelekeo wa NGO (MWENGO)
     Reflection and Development Centre for NGOs in Eastern and Southern Africa
     P.O. Box HG 817F, Highlands
     Harare, Zimbabwe

     Relevance:  Works on policy issues, particularly on
     democratization and the participation of civil society to
     facilitate and harness the capacities of non-governmental
     organizations in the region to articulate and implement an African
     development agenda.

24.  The Organization of Rural Associations    for Progress (ORAP)  
     P.O. Box 877 Bulawayo  
     16, Boone Ave. 
     Richmond, Zimbabwe
     Relevance:  Works as a grass-roots organization on rural
     development.   Following the philosophy of self-reliance, expects
     communities to set their own development goals, which filter up to
     the organization level, and provides services to facilitate
     development as defined by the communities.
25.  Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)   
     1200-1, Nicholas Street  
     Ottawa, Ontario 
     Canada K1N 7B7 

     Relevance:  A coalition of Canadian and African members to promote
     sustainable development policies and strengthen policy and
     advocacy work for the benefit of African and Canadian societies.

26.  Study and Research Group on the Democratic, Economic and Social
     Development of Africa  (GERDDES-Africa)
     B.P. 1258
     Cotonou, Benin

     Relevance:  To promote democracy and speed up economic and social
     development through civic education, election-monitoring and
     political and social mediation.

27.  Third World Network-Africa  
     P.O. Box 8604 
     Accra North, Ghana 

     Relevance:  To work on development issues through research,
     publications and networking.

28.  Ukimwi Orphans Assistance (UOA)   
     1st Floor, Gulam Mahal Bldg.  
     Tupendane, Str. Kashozi Road  
     P.O. Box 1074    
     Bukoba, United Republic of Tanzania

     Relevance:  To assist orphans and children in distress in Africa
     through socio-economic development to enhance the capacity of the
     kinship system of the extended family and communities that are
     overtaxed by the AIDS pandemic.

29.  World Sustainable Agriculture Association (WSAA)
     2025 I Street, NW # 512  
     Washington, D.C. 20006

     Relevance:  Supports a shift from chemical dependency and
     exploitation of land to human and ecologically sound systems of
     agriculture through networking, dissemination of information and
     participation in policy analysis and advocacy to improve public

30.  World View 
     5 Passage Piver  
     F-75011 Paris 

     Relevance:  To help non-governmental organizations from Africa,
     the Caribbean and the Pacific (the ACP group) in their cooperative
     policies to support non-formal education activities.

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