UN ECOSOC grants WIMAFRICA special consultative status

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted a special consultative status on Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAFRICA).

This is contained in a congratulatory letter received by the Continental President of WIMAFRICA, Mrs. Jean Chiazor Anishere SAN,  signed by Marc-André Dorel, Acting Chief, NGO Branch Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

The letter dated 30 September, 2021, states some privileges that WIMAFRICA will be entitled as it reads in part that: “I am pleased to inform you that on 21 July 2021, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to your organization, Organização das Mulheres Maritimas Africanas – WIMAFRICA.

“Please accept our heartfelt congratulations.

“Consultative status for an organization enables it to engage in a number of ways with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the Human Rights Council and, under specific conditions, some meetings of the General Assembly and other intergovernmental bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat.

“Your status now entitles you to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations Offices at Geneva and Vienna.”

By reason of this status, representatives of WIMAFRICA will be able to register for and participate in sessions, events, conferences and activities of the United Nations

Also, other  organizations in general and special consultative status may designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the Human Rights Council and, under certain conditions, the General Assembly and other United Nations intergovernmental bodies, the letter conveyed.


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