On 13 December 2022, the ECOSOC organised an event on “Consultations with NGOs in consultative status”. It took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA. This interactive meeting provided an opportunity for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to present and exchange views with members of the Committee. A good number of NGOs with consultative status joined this conference.
NGOs are silent soldiers of society. In this meeting, NGOs explained briefly what challenges they are facing such as funds, logistic support, etc. NGOs want to leverage ECOSOC resources effectively. Held a discussion about how technology can play a vital role in finding like-minded NGOs. It was proposed that the UN should consider organised quarterly events to educate NGOs.
Tanzir Khan, the UN representative of the Sir Willam Beveridge Foundation personally talked to facilitators regarding foundation activities. He shared SWBF activities with like-minded NGOs in that meeting.