Politicized UN Committee Using ‘Repeated And Arbitrary Deferrals’ To Block NGOS, Critics Say

The Canadian Broadcasting Company posted the following article:

“NGOs say some countries are purposely stalling groups supporting causes they disagree with.

NGOs and voices within the United Nations are calling for the reform of the committee tasked with accrediting non-governmental organizations, saying it has become a political tool to block rather than bolster their participation.

The UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations was established in 1946 and falls under the Economic and Social Council, one of six principal entities of the UN. Its primary task is to grant so-called consultative status to NGOs that want to have a voice at the UN….”

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