'The United Nations once dealt only with Governments. By now we know that peace and prosperity cannot be achieved without partnerships involving Governments, international organizations, the business community and civil society. In today's world, we depend on each other.'
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General

In recognition of the important work performed by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the United Nations enshrined in its Charter provisions for consultations and the development of relations with NGOs.

An NGO liaison function was established at the United Nations Office at Vienna in 1979 to register NGOs in keeping with guidelines established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), thereby enabling participation in meetings held under the auspices of the United Nations. Such participation serves as an important avenue to have the views and concerns of civil society reflected and addressed in the deliberations and decisions of the United Nations intergovernmental machinery.


3HO Foundation, Inc. (Health, Happy, Holy Organization)
Abiodun Adebayo Welfare Foundation
Academic Council on the United Nations System
Academy for Future Science
Africa Humanitarian Action
African Action on Aids
African Canadian Legal Clinic
African Views Organization a NJ Nonprofit Corporation
Al Zubair Charitable Foundation
ALDET Centre-Saint Lucia
All-Russian Public Organization of Disabled People with Multiple Sclerosis
All-Russian Society of the Deaf / All-Russian Public Organization of Persons with Disabilities - "ARSD" APOPD
All China Women's Federation
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
American Conservative Union, The
American Mothers, Inc
Amis des Etrangers au Togo (A.D.E.T.)
ANPAM - Associazione Nazionale Produttori Armi e Munizioni Sportive e Civili
Antiviolence Center
Arab Commission for Human Rights
Arab Organization for Human Rights
Arab Penal Reform Organization
Art of Living Foundation
Asia Crime Prevention Foundation
Asian Legal Resource Centre Ltd
Asociación Civil ONGD Educación, Ambiente y Territorio
Asociacion Cubana de las Naciones Unidas (Cuban United Nations Association)
Associated Country Women of the World
Association Congolaise pour le Développement Agricole
Association de la jeunesse Congolaise pour le developpement
Association des ONG de l'environnement (A.O.E.)
Association Dunenyo
Association for World Education
Association Nationale pour L'évaluation Environnmentale
Association Nigerienne des Scouts de l'Environnement (ANSEN)
Association of World Citizens
Association pour l'action sociale et le développement - Association for Social Action and Development
Association pour le Développement de la Société Civile Angolaise - ADSCA
Association Proyecto Hombre - APH
Association togolaise pour les Nations Unies
Association Trait d'Union des Jeunes Burkinabé
Associazione Comunita Papa Giovanni XXIII
Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life
AVSI Foundation
Azerbaijan Women and Development Centre (AWDC)
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Sanstha
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Buddha's Light International Association
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
CARE International
Caritas Internationalis
Caucasian Feminist Initiative
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Center for Policy Studies
Center for Public Health
Center for Studies on Turkey
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Centre Africain de Recherche Industrielle (CARI)
Centre d'Accueil et de Volontariat pour Orphelins, Abandonnés et Handicapés du Cameroun (CAVOAH-CAM)
Centre Europe - Tiers Monde - Europe-Third World Centre
Centre For Climate Change & Environmental Study
Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development India
Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy
Centre for Women the Earth the Divine, The
Centrist Democratic International (CDI) - International Democrata de Centro - International Democrata Cristiana - IDC
Centro de Informacion y Education para la Prevencion del Abuso de Drogas
Chamber of Computer Logistics People Worldwide
Charitable Institute for Protecting Social Victims, The
Child Care Consortium
Child Development Foundation (CDF)
Child Foundation
Child Helpline International
Child Welfare League of America
Childlink Foundation
China Disabled Person's Federation
Christian Conference of Asia
Church World Service
CIFA Convention of Independent Financial Advisors
CIRID (Centre Independent de Recherches et d'Iniatives pour le Dialogue)
Comision Juridica para el Autodesarrollo de los Pueblos Originarios Andinos - Capaj
Comite National d'Action pour les Droits de l'Enfant et de la Femme
Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches
Concile Mondial de Congres Diplomatiques des Aumoniers pour la Paix Universelle des Droits Humains et Juridiques
Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Consortium d'appui aux actions pour la promotion et le développement de l'Afrique
Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations
Coordination Immigrés du Sud du Monde/ C.I.S.M.-Vénétie
Corporacion Colombia Unida por el Respeto al Adulto Mayor (COR PRO ADULTO MAYOR) / Corporation Colombia United for the Respect of the Elder
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
Dayemi Complex Bangladesh
Dhaka Ahsania Mission
Dianova International
Dominican Union of Journalists for Peace
Dominicans for Justice and Peace - Order of Preachers
Drammeh Institute, Inc
Drug Abuse Information Rehabilitation and Research Centre
Drug Prevention Network of Canada
Earth Society Foundation, Inc.
Earthjustice (formerly known as: Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund and/or Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund)
Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
Equality Now
European Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly (EURAG)
European Federation of Older Students at the Universities
European Law Students' Association, The (ELSA)
European Space Policy Institute
European Union of Jewish Students
European Union of Women
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Famille Debout
Family Planning Association, I.R.Iran
Federacion Internacional de Asociaciones de Ayuda Social Ecologica y Cultural FIADASEC / International Federation of Associations for Social
Fédération des villes moyennes
Federation Europeenne des Centres de Recherche et d'Information sur le Sectarisme (FECRIS)
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAW)
Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights, The (FEEDAR & HR)
Fondation des Oeuvres pour la Solidarité et le Bien Etre Social - FOSBES ONG
Fondation Genereuse Developpement
Fondation pour l'étude des relations internationales et du développement
Fondation pour un Centre pour le Développement Socio-Eco-Nomique
Fondazione San Patrignano - Comunità San Patrignano
Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN)
Foundation ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes)
Foundation for GAIA
Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, The
Foundation for Subjective Experience and Research
Fraternite Notre Dame Inc.
Freann Financial Services Limited
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Front Line, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Fundacao de Assistencia Medica Internacional
Fundación Argentina a las Naciones Camino a la Verdad
Fundación Atenea Grupo GID - Foundation Atenea Grupo GID
Fundacion Cultural Baur, A.C.
Fundacion de Ayuda y Promocion de las Culturas Indigenas Rosa Collelldevall
Fundacion Hernandiana
Fundacion para Una Cultura de Paz
Gazeteciler ve Yazarlar Vakfi
Global 2000 (2010) International
Global Education Motivators
Global Hope Network International Foundation
Godwin Osung International Foundation, Inc. (The African Project)
Good Neighbors International
Greenpeace International
Groupe Communication Internationale en Technologies Cultures et Services "G.CITCS"
Grupo de Informacion en Reproduccion Elegida, A.C. (GIRE)
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc
Hawa Society for Women
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation
Human Rights Association for Community Development in Assiut
Human Rights Information and Training Center
Human Rights Watch
Human Security Initiative Organization
IDPC Consortium
Il Cenacolo
Indian Council of South America (CISA)
Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for Women's Studies and Research
Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations
Institute of Social Studies Trust
Inter-American Statistical Institute
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, The (IAVI)
International Air Transport Association
International Alliance of Women
International Association for Advancement of Space Safety
International Association for Human Values
International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
International Association for the Defence of Religious Liberty - Association Internationale Pour La Defense de la Liberte
International Association of Applied Psychology
International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL)
International Association of Educators for World Peace
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)
International Association of Judges
International Association of Lions Clubs
International Association of Soldiers for Peace
International Bar Association
International Catholic Child Bureau
International Commission for Distance Education
International Commission of Jurists
International Commission on Distance Education (CODE)
International Commission on Radiological Protection
International Committee for the Indians of the Americas (INCOMINDIOS Switzerland)
International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
International Council of Environmental Law
International Council of Jewish Women
International Council of Psychologists
International Council of Women
International Council on Alcohol and Addictions
International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)
International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization
International Electrotechnical Commission
International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)
International Federation for Parent Education
International Federation of Business and Professional Women
International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres
International Federation of Social Workers
International Federation of University Women - IFUW
International Federation of Women in Legal Careers
International Federation of Women Lawyers
International Federation on Ageing
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
International Game Fish Association - IGFA
International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) Pakistan
International Informatization Academy
International Inner Wheel
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Institute for Child Protection
International Institute for Peace
International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences
International Institute of Humanitarian Law
International Investment Center
International Kolping Society
International La Strada Association
International Lesbian and Gay Association
International Longevity Center Global Alliance, Ltd.
International Maritime Committee
International Mediation Institute Stichting
International Multiracial Shared Cultural Organization
International Muslim Women's Union
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
International Organization for Standardization - ISO
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
International Police Association
International Progress Organization (IPO)
International Real Estate Federation, The (FIABCI)
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
International Union of Latin Notariat
International Union of Socialist Youth
International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education and Development - VIDES
International Women Bond (IWB)
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Internet Society
Interregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons "Sail of Hope"
IOGT International
Iranian Elite Research Center
Isiziba Community Based Organisations of South Africa
Islamic Women's Institute of Iran
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice delle Salesiane di Don Bosco
Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR)
Jana Utthan Pratisthan - JUP / Academy for Public Upliftment
Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Japanese Association of International Women's Rights (JAIWR)
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
Jeunesse Horizon (J.H.)
Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children
Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture
Kimse Yok Mu
Kiwanis International
Kulturverein - IDEA Society
Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights
La Brique
Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre
Latin American Committee for the Defence of Women's Rights (Comité de America Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de la Mujer) (CLADEM)
Latter-Day Saint Charities
Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada
Lawyers Without Borders
Lazarus Union
Le Collectif des Femmes Africaines du Hainaut
Le Forum pour l'Integration des Migrants
Legiao da Boa Vontade - Legion of Good Will
Life for Relief and Development
Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development
Major Alliance Education Centre (MAEC)
Make Mothers Matter - MMM - Mouvement Mondial des Mères International
Mali Rising Foundation
Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights
Marie Stopes International
Mayors for Peace
Mbororo Social and cultural Development Association
Medical Women's International Association
Mental Disability Advocacy Center Foundation (MDAC)
Mentor Foundation
Merciful Assistance Foundation
Migrants Rights International
Millennium Institute
MINBYUN - Lawyers for a Democratic Society
Mothers Legacy Project
Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié entre les peuples
Movement for the Protection of African Child (MOPOTAC)
Myochikai (Arigatou Foundation)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Council of Child Rights Advocates, Nigeria: South West Zone
National Council of German Women's Organizations
Neighbour Organization Nepal (NEO-Nepal)
Network of Women's Non-Governmental Organizations in the Islamic Republic of Iran
New Japan Women's Association (NJWA)
Nigeria-Togo Association
Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty
Nord-Sud XXI - North-South XXI
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Open Society Institute (OSI)
Organisation des Jeunes pour le Monde d'Avenir
Organisation des Laics Engagés du Sacré-Coeur pour le Développement de Kimbondo
Organisation internationale pour la reduction des catastrophes (OIRC)
Organisation Mondiale des Experts-Conseils Arbitres
Organização das Famílias da Ásia e do Pacífico
Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV)
Organization for the Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAL)
Pan African Movement, The
Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association of Thailand
Parliamentarians for Global Action
Pax Christi International, International Catholic Peace Movement
Pax Romana (ICMICA-IMCS)
Paz y Cooperacion
Peace Boat
Penal Reform International
People's Decade of Human Rights Education
Permanent Assembly for Human Rights
Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc., The
Policy Research
Population Action International
Prison Fellowship International
Program in International Human Rights Law
Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights
Public Services International (PSI)
Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs
Real Women of Canada
Richbone Initiative Foundation
Romani CRISS - Roma Centre for Social Intervention and Studies
Romanian Independent Society of Human Rights (S.I.R.D.O.)
Rotary International
Saami Council
Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio
Salvation Army, The
Save the Climat
Secure World Foundation
SERVAS International
Socialist International Women
Societe Internationale de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
Society for Development and Community Empowerment
Society for International Development
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society Studies Centre
Soka Gakkai International
Solar Cookers International
Soroptimist International
SOS Kinderdorf International
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (OSMTH)
Space Generation Advisory Council
Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute
Sporting Shooters Association of Australia
Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council
Stiftung Brot fuer Alle
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Sudanese Women General Union
Syrian Environment Protection Society (SEPS)
The InnerCity Mission of Christ Embassy
The International Legal Foundation, Ltd.
Third World Network- Africa
Tomorrow's Peacekeepers Today, Ltd
Tour Opération et Initiatives
Transparency International
Ukrainian World Congress
Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice et Officiers Judiciaires
Union of International Associations
United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society
United Nations Association of China (UNA-China)
United Nations Association of Sweden
United States Federation for Middle East Peace
Universal Esperanto Association
Universal Peace Federation
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik
Verein zur Forderung der Volkerverstandigung
VERTIC - Verification Research, Training and Information Centre
Vietnam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA)
Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation
VIVAT International
Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
Wildlife Conservation Society
Women's Federation for World Peace International
Women's International Zionist Organization
Women's Right to Education Programme
Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
Womens Board - Educational Cooperation Society
Word of Life Christian Fellowship
World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF), The
World Barua Organization (WBO)
World Circle of the Consensus: Self-sustaining People, Orgnizations and Communities (SPOC)
World Circle of the Consensus:Self-sustaining People, Orgnizations and Communities (SPOC)
World Council of Muslim Communities, Inc.
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
World Federation of United Nations Associations
World for World Organization
World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA)
World Human Dimension
World Islamic Call Society
World Muslim Congress
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry WNUSP
World Organisation Against Torture
World ORT Union
World Peace and Economic Development Organization (WPEDO)
World Public Forum - Dialogue of Civilizations
World Society of Victimology
World Union for Progressive Judaism
World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises
World Welfare Association
World Wide Fund for Nature International
World Youth Alliance
Worldwide Organization for Women
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria
Youth Enhancement Organization
Youth for a Child In Christ
Zonta International
"Children of the World" - Regional Public Charitable Fund of Assistance to Cultural and Sports Development of Children and Young People, The