THE UNITED NATIONS & ACWW ADVOCACY
The United Nations is an international organisation founded in 1945. It currently consists of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations (UN) are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
As well as the more visible elements of UN action around the world, such as Peacekeeping, the UN provides a forum for members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organisation has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.
In 2015, the UN celebrated its 70th Anniversary. ACWW has had Special Consultative status to ECOSOC since 1947.
ACWW & THE UN
ACWW Member Societies
ACWW UN Committee Members
ACWW UN Representatives
ACWW Agriculture Committee liases with UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) via UN Representative based in Rome.
UN General Assembly
Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC)
This is the principal UN organ for:
HOW OUR CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH ECOSOC WORKS
ACWW’s consultative status with ECOSOC allows us to:
How is this carried out in practice?
Many UN organisations expect NGOs to participate in Policy Working Groups, based on expertise that is present within their organisations. Participants of Working Groups meet, either in person or via the internet, regularly to discuss various relevant themes and provide evidence from their on-going, grass-roots investigations which can be used to influence UN policies. For example, access to FAO depends on committee members participating in Working Groups (on women, nutrition, marketing, forestry, etc. ) via their local farmers’ unions and membership of Child Rights Connect obliges us to join one of their rights-based groups. Participants of rights-based groups normally have legal expertise and work to protect the rights of children at grass-roots level.
Where does ACWW’s institutional expertise come from?
There are 3 main sources:
Information collected from the internet is no substitute for information that is collected directly from ACWW’s members and partners.
Please use the folders below to download ACWW Advocacy resources in support of our policies. All policy issues are decided by ACWW member societies around the world, passed at Triennial World Conferences. Just click on the issue you are interested in, and it will start to download.
These resources are supplied as PDF files, with some additional PNG format files. If you need files in another format, please contact ACWW Central Office.
The Women Empowered Fund
16 Days of Global Activism
ACWW & The United Nations
Zero Hunger Challenge
Triennial World Conference
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