Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)
|ECOSOC Status:||General Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
Address: 11, Avenue de la Paix, 1st Floor, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Post: CP 50, 1211 Geneva 20
|UN Languages:||French, English, Arabic|
||CONGO does not take positions on substantive matters. However, CONGO does provide, through special and ad hoc NGO Committees, fora for discussion of substantive matters by its members with officials of the UN Secretariat and UN system agencies, UN delegations and other experts.
NGOs with full CONGO membership status include national, regional and international organizations in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). CONGO associate membership is open to NGOs associated with the UN system but not holding that consultative status. Members represent a large range of vital interests, in areas such as human rights, gender, peace and disarmament, social justice, governance, environment and sustainable development. CONGO and its members collaborate with the larger community of NGOs through standing NGO committees, which follow issues that are of key substantive interest relative to their mandates and objectives.