4 September 1996
AD HOC COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE MID-TERM
REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S
New York, 16-20 September 1996
Item 4 of the provisional agenda*
ACCREDITATION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
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
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
New York, N.Y. 10017
Relevance: To advocate food security and lessen the burden of
2. African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (AALAE)
P.O. Box 50768
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
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
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
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
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)
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
9. Country Women Association of Nigeria (COWAN)
No. 2, Afunbiowo Street
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
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
12. Farmers' Link Centre
38-40 Exchange Street
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
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
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
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)
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
Relevance: To promote environmental education and advocacy among
21. The League for Woman and Child Education
Immeuble C Pair, Cite' Verte
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
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
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
24. The Organization of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP)
P.O. Box 877 Bulawayo
16, Boone Ave.
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
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)
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
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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