The Committee on Non‑Governmental Organizations today suspended its 2018 resumed session pending one final day of work next month when its report to the Economic and Social Council will be finalized for adoption.
During the half‑day meeting, delegates approved 21 to 30 January and 8 February, and 16 to 24 May and 14 June, as the dates for its 2019 regular and resumed sessions respectively, as well as its corresponding provisional agenda (document E/C.2/2018/L.1).
Its draft report was introduced by Vice‑Chair Ceren Hande Özgür (Turkey).
In closing remarks, Committee Chair Jorge Dotta (Uruguay), completing a four‑year term, said the Committee had granted consultative status or reclassifying status to 218 organizations, or 45 per cent of the 472 applications which it had reviewed. He emphasized the need to keep improving the Committee’s working methods to deal with a growing workload as well as demands from civil society to engage with the United Nations.
He went on to note the first‑ever consultations with non‑governmental organizations in consultative status that the Committee would hold on 22 June, which would discuss the evolving relationship between the United Nations and civil society and ways to improve it.
The 19‑member Committee vets applications submitted by non‑governmental organizations, recommending general, special or roster status on the basis of the applicant’s mandate, governance and financial regime. Organizations with roster status can only attend meetings of the Economic and Social Council. Those enjoying special status can attend meetings and issue statements, while those with general status can speak during meetings and propose agenda items.
The Committee on Non‑Governmental Organizations will meet again at 10 a.m. on Monday, 11 June, to adopt its report and conclude its resumed session.
The Committee first took up applications from organizations with consultative status that had merged with other groups without such status, deciding to postpone the following organization:
Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany (Germany) — as the representative of Sudan requested that it use the correct terminology for his country as indicated on United Nations maps, and the representative of Turkey requested details about the organization’s activities with Syrian refugees.
Review of Quadrennial Reports
The Committee then took note of the new quadrennial reports for the period 2012 to 2015 and 2013‑2016 containing submissions by the following non‑governmental organizations:
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.38: 15 non‑governmental organizations: Action Secours Ambulance; Aequalia; Association mouvement pour la défense de l’humanité et abolition de la torture; Association pour le Développement des initiatives citoyennes et européennes; Comite d’Action pour les Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme; Emmaus International Association; Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Recherche et la Sauvegarde de l’Arganier; Fondation Nehemie; Groupe d’économie solidaire du Québec; Humanitaire Plus; Indian Movement “Tupaj Amaru”; SERVITAS Cameroon; Shalupe Foundation; Synergie Developpement et Partenariat International (SYDEPI — SYFODIP); and Vrienden van Congo.
Report E/C.2/2018/2/Add.4: three non‑governmental organizations: Association Jeunesse Action Developpement; Droit a l’energie sos future; and Ordre des Avocats a la Cour de Paris.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.45: 15 non‑governmental organizations: All India Christian Council; Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact; Child Welfare League of America; China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE); Global Workers Justice Alliance; Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.; International Academy of Ecology and Life protection Sciences; International Federation of Multimedia Associations; International Federation of Translators; International Planned Parenthood Federation (South Asia Region Office); Law Council of Australia; National Engineers Week Foundation; The Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Foundation; Sudan Council of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA); and Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA Foundation).
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.46: nine non‑governmental organizations: Arab Network for Environment and Development; Centre for Development Communication; Chinese Society for Sustainable Development; The Links Incorporated; Mali Rising Foundation; PFI Foundation; U.S. Green Building Council, Inc.; Vikash; and Woods Hole Research Center.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.47: 15 non‑governmental organizations: Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid; Action of Human Movement (AHM); African Business Roundtable; African Computer and Technology Literacy Awareness Program (ACTLAP) Inc.; African Wildlife Foundation; African Women Empowerment Guild; Akademsko Drustvo za Medunarodne Odnose; Arab Organization for Human Rights; Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization; Asociacion HazteOir.org; Asociatia “Fondul International de Cooperare si Parteneriat al Marii Negre si Marii Caspice”; Association for Integrated Development-Comilla (AID‑COMILLA); Atheist Alliance International; Bar Association for International Governmental Organizations, Inc.; and Benevolent Community Education and Rural Development Society.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.48: 15 non‑governmental organizations: Binaytara Foundation; Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir Córdoba; Centre des dames mourides; Centre for Adivasee Studies & Peace; Centro de Estudio y Formacion Integral de la Mujer; Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.; Child Aid Development Foundation International; China Environmental Protection Foundation; Civil Society Platform For Social Protection; Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos, Asociación Civil; Community Education Services (CES) Canada; Community Research and Development Centre; Conserve Africa Foundation; Council of International Programs; and December Twelfth Movement International Secretariat.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.49: 17 non‑governmental organizations: Dhaka Ahsania Mission; Ecoforum of NGOs of Uzbekistan; Environment Action Association; The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA); Family Care International; Feminist Majority Foundation; Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation, Inc.; Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations; Friends of Africa International, Inc.; Fundación DARA Internacional; Fundación Síndrome de Down del Caribe; Generations United; Girls Learn International, Inc.; Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI); Global Campaign for Climate Action; Global Volunteer Network Foundation; and Global Wind Energy Council.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.50: 16 non‑governmental organizations: Federation of Islamic Medical Associations; Greener Impact International; Help for the Andes Foundation; Huairou Commission: Women, Homes and Community; Humanitarian Foundation of Canada; Ideal World Foundation; Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya, Inc.; Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education; Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme; Institute for International Economic Cooperation and Development; Integrated Development Services (I.D.S.); Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children; International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility; International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL); International Association of Judges; and International Association of Women Judges.
Regarding the Inter‑American Press Association, the representative of Cuba requested to know the outcome of meetings it held with the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C. during which the possibility of joint seminars in Latin America were discussed.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.51: 17 non‑governmental organizations: International Association of Women in Radio and Television; International Black Sea Club; International Bridges to Justice; International Council of Jewish Women; International Justice Mission; International Planned Parenthood Federation; International Union of Architects; International Union of Socialist Youth; International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific; Jaime Guzman Errazuriz Foundation; Justice for Girls Outreach Society (JFG); Karabakh Foundation; Maasai Youth Outreach Organization; Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development; National Board of Catholic Women of England and Wales; National Council of Women of Canada; and National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Regarding the National Council of Women of Canada, the representative of China requested that it use, on its website, the proper United Nations terminology to refer to Taiwan, a province of China.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.52: 17 non‑governmental organizations: Native Women’s Association of Canada; Network of Women’s Non‑governmental Organizations in the Islamic Republic of Iran; Non‑Commercial Partnership on Assistance in Promoting Social Programs in the Healthcare Area “Equal Right to Life”; Organisation for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development (OGCEYOD); Organization for International Economic Relations; Peace Child International; Philippine Human Rights Information Center, Inc.; Prevention Association of Social Harms (PASH); Public Services International; RET International; Responding To Climate Change Limited; Rokpa International; Russian Peace Foundation; S. M. Sehgal Foundation (India); Social Accountability International; St. Louis Aquacenter Inc.; and Syrian Environment Protection Society (SEPS).
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.53: 16 non‑governmental organizations: Tamana Association; The School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation; The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.; The Sustainable Development Institute; The Trauma Foundation; Triglav Circle; TrustAfrica; Türkiye Yesilay Cemiyeti; U.S. Azeris Network; Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); Union of Luso‑African‑America‑Asiatic Capital Cities — Uniao das cidades capitais Luso Afro Americo Asiaticas; Women Empowerment Literacy and Development Organization (WELDO); WITNESS; Women in Alternative Action; Women’s Education and Culture Foundation; and Women’s Health in Women’s Hands.
Regarding WITNESS, the representative of China asked for more details about the training it carried out in the United States and Brazil.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.54: 12 non‑governmental organizations: Canadian Environmental Network; International Telecommunication Academy (ITA); Oxfam (America); World Animal Protection; World Resources Institute; World Trade Centers Association; Worldwide Coalition for Peace Inc.; Yayasan Pendidikan Indonesia; Youngstars Foundation International; Young Women’s Christian Association; Youth Affairs Network of Queensland Inc; and streetfootballworld gGmbH.
Regarding the Canadian Environmental Network and the Young Women’s Christian Association, the representative of China asked that they use the correct terminology for Taiwan.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.55: 14 non‑governmental organizations: Anglican Consultative Council; Befa Women and Child Care Foundation; Center for International Virtual Schooling (C4IVS); Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development; Cultural Survival; Eakok Attomanobik Unnayan Sangstha; General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists; Human Rights Advocates Inc; Indian Federation of United Nations Associations; Institut international pour la paix, la justice et les droits de l’Homme — IIPJDH; Institute for Policy Studies; International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI); International Federation for Home Economics; and International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Regarding Human Rights Advocates Inc. and the International Federation for Home Economics, the representative of China asked that they use the correct terminology for Taiwan.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.56: 15 non‑governmental organizations: International Shinto Foundation (ISF); Isiziba Community Based Organisations of South Africa; MiRA Resource Center for Black Immigrant and Refugee Women; Moorish Holy Temple of Science/Moorish Science Temple; Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa; Mothers Legacy Project; The National Association of Realtors; Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water; Rede Latino Americana de Organizações Não Governamentais de Pessoas com Deficiência e suas Famílias (RIADIS); Royal Academy of Science International Trust; Sisterhood Is Global Institute; Somali Help‑Age Association; Stichting Justitia et Pax Nederland; Swiss Peace Foundation; and Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA).
Regarding the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, the representative of China requested that it used the correct terminology for Taiwan on its website.
Report E/C.2/2018/CRP.56: seven non‑governmental organizations: “İqtisadi Resursların Öyrənilməsi” İctimai Birliyi; American Society of International Law; Learning for a Sustainable Future; Social & Healthy Action for Rural Empowerment; Umuada Igbo Nigeria; War Resisters International; and Women for Women’s Human Rights‑New Ways.
Deferred Quadrennial Reports
The Committee Chair said the Committee would take up deferred quadrennial reports contained in document E/C.2/2018/CRP.38 at a later date.
Pursuant to resolution 2008/4 of the Economic and Social Council, the following 152 non‑governmental organizations were suspended for a period of one year due to their failure to provide quadrennial reports for the 2013‑2016 reporting period by 1 June 2017 despite “strenuous efforts by the NGO Branch” to remind and notify the organizations of their duties (document E/C.2/2018/CRP.42):
- Access Bangladesh Foundation
- Action contre la faim
- Africa Peace Forum
- African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
- African Palliative Care Association
- Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization
- Al-Mahdi Institute
- The Aleut International Association
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
- American Medical College of Homeopathy
- Anchor of Salvation International Ministries
- Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
- Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia
- Asociación Centro Indígena para el Desarrollo Sostenible – CINDES
- Associacao Brasileira de Gays, Lesbicas e Transgeneros
- Association Al - Biri Charitable (Al - Khaireh)
- Association Ibn Sina pour le Traitement des Malades et Sinistrés
- Association Sante et Environnement
- Association Tierra Incógnita
- Association Trait d’Union des Jeunes Burkinabé
- Association des Badinga du Congo – ABADIC
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Inc.
- Associação Brasileira de Celulose e Papel
- Associação Novo Encanto de Desenvolvimento Ecológico
- Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
- Benin Rural Assistance (BRA)
- Center for Organisation Research and Education
- Centre de Developpement Agro-Pastoral de Djolu
- Centre de Formation aux Techniques Informatiques
- Centre de Recherche et d’Education pour le Developpement (CREPD)
- Comité de Lutte Contre les Pandémies pour le Développement Durable au Cameroun (CLPC)
- Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
- Community Awareness Raising Advocacy Ventures Around Needs (CARAVAN)
- Concerned Women for America (CWA)
- Confederation of Business Women of Russia
- Consortium Congo Development
- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
- Educació per a l’Acció Crítica (EPAC)
- Ekap Achi Foundation
- Ekta Welfare Society
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Environmental Protection and Conservation Organisation
- Ethics Institute of South Africa
- Eurasian Harm Reduction Network
- European AIDS Treatment Group
- European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL)
- The European Institute
- European Window Film Association
- Family Welfare in Brazil Civil Society (BEMFAM)
- Federation of American Scientists
- Fondation Europeenne pour le développement durable des régions
- Fondation Nature & Vie
- Fondation pour le Dialogue des Civilisations
- Foundation for International Training
- Foundation for Women
- Foundation for the American Indian
- Fridtjof Nansen Institute
- Friends of the Global Fund Africa Ltd/Gte
- Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción
- Gede Foundation, Inc.
- Global Environment & Technology Foundation
- Global Rights
- Globe Vert
- Grameena Vikas Samithi (Conserve Nature for a Better Future)
- Greek Council for Refugees
- Groupe Communication Internationale en Technologies Cultures et Services “G.CITCS”
- Groupe d’Action pour la Protection et la Promotion de la Flore et la Faune
- Gwoup Lespwa ak Lavi (GLL)
- Heartbeat International Foundation Inc.
- Help A Child Africa
- Human Rights Network (HURINET)
- Impacto Asociación Civil
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting
- International Academy of Sciences on Information, Information Procedures and Technologies
- International Association for Impact Assessment
- International Association of Medical Colleges (IAOMC)
- International Association of Science Parks
- International Center Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP)
- International Center for Clubhouse Development
- International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Inc. (CAETS)
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
- International Family Forestry Alliance, Inc.
- International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People
- International Initiative for Peace
- International Institute for the Development of Citizenship (IIDAC)/Instituto Internacional para o Desenvolvimento da Cidadania
- International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations
- International Relief Friendship Foundation
- International Research Centre for Environmental Structures “Pio Manzù”
- International Services Association
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- International Women Bond
- Iranian Vegetable Oil Industries Association
- Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement
- John Dau Foundation
- Kenya Healthcare Federation
- Kinder in Kenia
- Kuwait Information Technology Society
- LIGHT Africa
- Landsradet for Sveriges Ungdomsorganisationer
- Lebanese Association for Popular Action (AMEL)
- Maharashtra Foundation
- Mani Tese ‘76
- Mauritius Council of Social Service
- Medical Emergency Relief International
- Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters
- Merciful Assistance Foundation
- Migrants Rights International (MRI)
- Mission des Volontaires Contre la Pauvreté
- National Council for Research on Women
- National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
- Norwegian People’s Aid
- Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
- Organisation Internationale pour le Développement Intégral de la Femme
- Organisation de Développement et des Droits de l’Homme au Cameroun
- Organisation des Jeunes pour le Monde d’Avenir
- Organisation pour l’Environnement et le Developpement Durable (OPED)
- Per Ankh, Inc.
- Prisoners’ Legal Service Inc.
- Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda Limited
- Ripples International Registered Trustees
- The Rodale Institute
- Rural Reconstruction Nepal
- Réseau National de la Jeunesse de Côte d’Ivoire (RNJ-CI)
- Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
- Scouts du Niger
- Shikhar Chetna Sangathan
- Smile of a Child
- Social Welfare Corporation “Merry Year Foundation”
- Solidarité pour un Monde Meilleur
- South Asia Partnership Pakistan
- Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation (SURCOD) Limited
- Swedish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
- Technical Centre for Fine Art and Computer Studies CIG
- TOKACF Consul Cabinet Cameroon
- The Competitiveness Company Limited
- The Islamic Foundation
- The Vance Center
- Twekembe Association Centre for Rural Systems and Development
- Vicony’s Global Success World
- Volunteers for Africa (VFA)
- Watson Institute for International Studies
- WebForce International
- Women Research Center
- World Council of Credit Unions, Inc.
- World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
- World Lung Foundation
- World Political Forum (WPF)
- World Toilet Organisation Limited
- Yad Sarah
- Yemeni Women Union
- Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC)
The consultative status of the following 101 non‑governmental organizations were withdrawn by the Committee due to their failure to submit outstanding quadrennial reports (document E/C.2/2018/CRP.43):
- A la Vista! Communication Sociale
- A.K. Munshi Yojana
- AIDS Information Switzerland
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
- Afghan Poverty Relief
- African Peace Network
- Ajegunle Community Project
- Alzheimers Disease International — The International Federation of Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Societies Inc.
- American Life League Inc.
- Antonio Restrepo Barco Foundation
- Arcidonna Onlus
- Artfully AWARE, Inc.
- Asian Women in Cooperative Development Forum
- Asociación Civil Observatorio Social
- Association Haitienne d'Aide aux Enfants Necessiteux et au Relevement des Communes de l'Artibonite
- Association of African Entrepreneurs
- Association togolaise pour les Nations Unies
- Association tunisienne de la communication et des sciences spatiales
- Autism Speaks Inc.
- BATANI International Development Fund for Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East
- Black Sea Civil Society Solidarity Association (Union of Black Sea Region NGOs)
- Bridges of Hope Project, Inc.
- CARAM - Asia Berhad
- Catholic Institute for International Relations
- Centre d'Information et de Conseil des Nouvelles Spiritualités
- Centre for European Constitutional Law - Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation
- Centro Ecuatoriano de Derecho Ambiental
- Centro de Estudios Europeos
- Children of Peru Foundation, Inc.
- Colectiva Mujer y Salud
- Comite pour les relations internationales de jeunesse de la communaute francaise de Belgique
- Comunicacion Cultural
- Concordis International Trust
- Confédération Européenne des Cadres CEC
- Council on Health Research for Development
- Doctors Worldwide Ltd.
- EarthRights International
- Education For Employment Foundation
- European Intermodal Association
- Family Health International
- Federation of Jain Associations in North America
- Finnish Youth Co-operation – ALLIANSSI
- Fondation Marocaine de L'Education Pour L'Emploi
- Fondation Mohammed V pour la Solidarite
- Fondation Yves Rocher
- Friends Society in Social Service
- Fundacion Para La Libertad - Askatasun Bidean
- Fundacion para Una Cultura de Paz
- Fundación Proacceso ECO
- Global 2000 (2010) International
- Global Action Plan International, Inc.
- Global Deaf Connection
- Grassroots Leadership, Inc.
- Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association
- Help Handicapped International
- Hindu Council of New Zealand Incorporated
- Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.
- International Association "Znanie"
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
- International Diabetes Federation
- International Federation of Resistance Movements
- International Paralympic Committee (IPC) e.V.
- International Partners in Mission
- International Prisoners Aid Association
- International School Psychology Association
- International Senior Lawyers Project
- Japan Water Forum
- L'Association d'equipements collectifs La Castellane
- Legal Advisory Office for Popular Organizations
- Legal Aid Forum for Human Rights;
- Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
- National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
- The National Council of Women of Thailand
- National Forum "Alternatives, Practice, Initiatives"
- Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association
- The One World Trust
- Organisation de Bender Djedid Pour le Developpement Socio-Economique
- Organisation pour la Rénovation Environnante du Sud d'Haiti (RESH)
- Peter-Hesse-Stiftung (Solidarity in Partnership for One World)
- Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights
- Regional Public Foundation Assistance for the Elderly "Dobroe Delo"
- Reseau Malien des journalistes pour la lutte contre la corruption et la pauvrete
- Romani CRISS - Roma Centre for Social Intervention and Studies
- Rural Africa Water Development Initiative
- Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra
- Scottish Association for Mental Health
- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
- South Asia Partnership International
- Stichting Foundation Management EEAC
- Stichting Universal Education Foundation
- The Diabetic Association of Sri Lanka
- The Fund for Women in Asia, Inc.
- Uganda Management Assistance Programme
- War Veterans Committee
- Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development
- Women in Media and Entertainment
- Women's Association for a Better Aging Society (WABAS)
- World Alliance for Youth Empowerment
- World Association of the Major Metropolises
- World Energy Council
Reinstatement of Status
The Committee reinstated 27 organizations with consultative status after they submitted their reports by the deadline of 1 May for the 2012‑2015 reporting period (document E/C.2/2018/CRP.44):
- All India Christian Council
- Arab Network for Environment and Development
- Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
- Association jeunesse action developpement
- Centre for Development Communication
- Child Welfare League of America
- China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE)
- Chinese Society for Sustainable Development
- Droit a l'energie SOS future
- Global Workers Justice Alliance
- Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.
- International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences
- International Federation of Multimedia Associations
- International Federation of Translators
- International Planned Parenthood Federation (South Asia Region Office)
- Law Council of Australia
- The Links Incorporated
- Mali Rising Foundation
- National Engineers Week Foundation
- Ordre des avocats a la cour de Paris
- PFI Foundation
- The Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Foundation
- Sudan Council of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)
- Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA Foundation)
- U.S. Green Building Council, Inc.
- Woods Hole Research Center
Withdrawal of Application
The Committee took note, without prejudice, of the withdrawal of the application for special consultative status by the Centre universitaire de droit international humanitarie (Switzerland).
New Name Change Requests
The Committee took note of six new requests for name changes:
Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life (special consultative status, 2004), to Yoga in Daily Life in Australia Ltd;
European Solidarity Towards Equal Participation of People (special consultative status, 2005), to Europe External Programme with Africa;
International Pulse Trade and Industry Confederation (roster status), to Global Pulse Confederation;
Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Inc. (special consultative status, 2012), to Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Inc.;
U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace, Inc. (special consultative status, 2015), to International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development; and
United Way International (roster status, 1975), to United Way Worldwide.
Deferred Name Change Requests
The Council took note of four deferred requests for name changes:
Disarm Education Fund Inc. (special consultative status, 2012), to Global Health Partners, Inc.;
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Educational Fund (special consultative status, 2014), to Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Inc.;
Track Impunity Always - TRIAL / Association suisse contre l'impunite (special consultative status, 2009), to Track Impunity Always — TRIAL / La société suisse contre l'impunité; and
United States Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. (special consultative status, 2011), to International Law Enforcement Federation.
Withdrawal of Status at the Request of Organizations
The Committee took note of requests from two non‑governmental organizations for withdrawal of status due to their dissolution: World Alliance of Peoples’ Organisations (WAPO) (special consultative status, 2015) and Center for Global Community and World Law (special consultative status).
The Committee then recommended closing, without prejudice, applications from 27 non-governmental organizations which had not, as of 30 May, responded to three reminders to respond to its questions:
- Asia Center for Human Rights
- Al-Marsad, The Arab Centre for Human Rights in the Golan Heights
- Korea Human Rights Foundation
- V-Day Karama
- We Care for Humanity
- Cameroon League for Development (CAMLEAD)
- Dalit Welfare Organization
- Fair Trials International
- NDLH International Network of International Diplomacy, International Law and Human Rights
- National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
- Mkokoteni Aid Development Organization
- Arab Center for the Promotion of Human Rights
- Dream Makers for North Korea (DMNK, Mulmangcho)
- Association Najdeh
- World Youth Organization
- Polis Instit.de Estudos Forma e Asses.em Politi.Sociais
- The Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji
- Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
- Juridisk Rådgivning for Kvinner
- Concord – Sverige
- Great Run Africa
- International Integration Bond
- Wonder Foundation
- The National Alliance of Women (NAWO)
- The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
Consideration of Special Reports
The Committee Chair recalled that at its seventeenth meeting on 21 May, the Committee had before it a note verbale by China requesting the withdrawal of special consultative status of the NGO Society of Threatened Peoples. He added that since then, an agreement had been reached concerning the request.
The representative of China said his delegation had taken note of a written response from that organization. China’s position, as set out in its note verbale and at that Committee meeting, remained unchanged. However, it appreciated that the group had expressed its commitment to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, respected China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its unequivocal opposition to terrorism. He added that China would no longer seek to revoke the organization’s status during the current session.
Provisional Agenda and documentation for 2019 session
The Committee then approved 21 to 30 January and 8 February, and 16 to 24 May and 14 June as the dates for its 2019 regular and resumed sessions respectively, as well as the provisional agenda for the 2019 session (document E/C.2/2018/L.1).
Ceren Hande Özgür (Turkey), Committee Vice‑Chair, presented the procedural chapter of the draft report of the 2018 resumed session (document E/C.2/2018/CRP.59), explaining that the text would be updated with substantive details for consideration by the Committee on 11 June.