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ECOSOC - For general information about ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, go to 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 OR There you will find information about obtaining ECOSOC status, grounds passes, and quadrennial reporting requirements.

UN Office in Geneva - For general information about the UN in Geneva, go to Geneva is home to the headquarters of the UN Human Rights Council and the World Health Organization

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

UN Office in Vienna – For general information about the Vienna office, check out 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

UNESCO - the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, based in Paris


UN NGO Information

Department of Public Information (DPI) - The main communications link with NGOs is at 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

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


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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

  • to build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
  • to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
  • to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
  • to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.

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