WCI ACHIEVES A SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH

THE UNITED NATIONS

On June 24, 2020, the Economic and Social Council branch of the United Nations (ECOSOC) conferred on Welcome Clubs International (WCI) the distinct honor of a Special Consultative Status. This status represents a landmark in our organization and offers members many opportunities to benefit and contribute to women's work internationally.

A Special Consultative Status enables WCI to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies and the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds, and agencies in several ways. For detailed information on United Nations events available to NGOs with Consultative Status and our privileges and obligations, please refer to the United Nations booklet: Working with ECOSOC: An NGOs Guide to Consultative Status

(published 2018) or click the button, "Read More."

Special Consultative Status Protocols

To ensure that all WCI affiliated and associated clubs and their members enjoy a long-term relationship with the United Nations' ECOSOC branch, we must observe specific protocols. Any breach will result in the suspension of WCI's Special Consultative Status. Together we can work to maintain and strengthen this distinguished standing for years to come. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kindly keep in mind that the Special Consultative Status does not afford WCI, and WCI affiliated and associated clubs and members the following privileges: 

 

  • Tax exemption, fundraising, travel, or diplomatic passport or immunity;

  • The use of the UN logo on personal or club stationery, business cards, websites, vehicles, buildings, etc.

 

Please remember that any misuse of this status, including acting contrary to the United Nations Charter or committing a politically motivated act against Member States of the United Nations, will result in the suspension of our Special Consultative Status. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THE 65th SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

MARCH 15-26,

2021

UN Headquarters in NY, and virtually 

 

Time: TBA

Due to the limited space, attendance at this U.N. event requires prior approval by WCI's Executive Committee. 

"Themes:

  • Priority theme: Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls;

  • Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)"

2020 MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE: PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS ADVANCING WOMEN AND GIRLS

NOVEMBER 4,

2020

Platform: Virtual

 

10:00 a.m. EST 

4:00 p.m. CET 

3:00 p.m. GMT 

10:00 p.m. THA

This roundtable event, open to the public for the first time, features female leaders from around the world. 

"Women government ministers of different portfolios will share public/private sector projects initiated by their ministries to improve economic opportunities for women and girls in their country. Special emphasis will be given to any policies or programs emerging as a result of COVID-19-related challenges."

 

Registration is required; the link is available in the attached flyer.

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