Basic UN Information www.un.org
ECOSOC - For general information about ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, go to www.un.org/en/ecosoc. There you will find information about ECOSOC’s committees, upcoming meetings, newsletters, reports, and publications.
For specifics about NGO participation at ECOSOC meetings go to www.un.org/esa/coordination/ngo OR http://esango.un.org. There you will find information about obtaining ECOSOC status, grounds passes, and quadrennial reporting requirements.
UN Office in New York – For information that includes the UN Daily Journal of meetings at the NY HQ, information about the Noontime briefings, webcasts, UN document searches, a directory of agencies and list of UN member Permanent Missions, check out www.un.int/index-en/index.html.
UN Office in Vienna – For general information about the Vienna office, check out www.unvienna.org. The Vienna Office includes the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, based in New York http://www.unwomen.org/en
UNESCO - the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, based in Paris http://en.unesco.org/
UN NGO Information
Department of Public Information (DPI) - The main communications link with NGOs is at www.un.org/dpi/ngosection/index.asp. There you can find information about DPI conferences, weekly briefings, workshops as well as information about the NGO Resource Center in New York.
CONGO (Committee of NGOs) – CONGO sends out a monthly newsletter with information on upcoming conferences and meetings in NY, Geneva and elsewhere. To subscribe write to . For information on CONGO go to www.ngocongo.org
UN-NGLS-UN NGO Liaison Service – This office sends out monthly newsletters with news related to UN issues and NGO issues. To subscribe contact or go to the website www.un-ngls.org.
FAWCO approved a new logo, tagline and Mission Statement
at its Interim Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 13, 2016.
FAWCO is an international federation of independent organizations whose mission is
In the coming months, FAWCO will be updating the website to reflect our new look. Check back often!