OneMama Granted United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Status
Have you heard the incredible news?! OneMama.org has officially been granted ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) Consultative Status with the United Nations!
We have been hinting at our new ECOSOC role within the UN for several months, so we want to get down to the details of what this means for OneMama and what it means for YOU.
“Being granted Consultative Status gives us the opportunity to drive policy for human rights in whole new ways.”
– Siobhan Neilland, OneMama founder
This will allow us to influence decision-makers at the highest international level by delivering statements, participating in negotiations and holding side events at the UN.
Our contributions at United Nations events, like the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which we have attended the past several years, will be far greater than ever before. Having consultative status means we get to provide expert analysis on issues directly from our experience in the field. OneMama will be able to help monitor and implement international agreements, raise public awareness of relevant issues, and even have access to the Human Rights Council as observers.
The United Nations has a long history of collaborating with NGO’s, and by having an official seat at the table we will be able to distribute our information and advocacy work directly to the policy makers.
But that’s not it, and I think I saved one of the best details for last…
We get to take a delegation with us to the CSW!
In the next few weeks, we will be announcing how you can apply to be a delegate, representing OneMama at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City in March 2020. Be on the lookout!
These are inspiring times and we look forward to sharing with you more as our partnerships grow. Thank you for the support over the past several years, we are excited to continue our work on the global stage.
Click Here to learn about how OneMama is directly helping towards ECOSOC 2019 goals for sustainability: