NGO Participation

UNDESA DSPD NGO Participation

The aim of the Civil Society and Outreach Unit (CSOU) of the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) is to create greater awareness and strengthen the involvement of civil society in the work of the United Nations on social development issues as it relates to the mandate of DSPD.

To promote this aim, CSOU coordinates the participation of NGOs and other civil society organizations in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in the work of intergovernmental bodies.

CSOU facilitates interactions between civil society entities and other bodies served by the Division including the:

  • Commission for social development (CSocD)
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
  • Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP)
  • Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA)
  • And other events serviced by the Division

How can NGOs and Civil Society representatives get involved in our work?