AfWA Admitted in the UN’s Economic and Social Council
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations recently gave the African Water Association (AfWA) the special advisory status. This decision was made during its management and coordination meeting held last July 2014, on recommendation of the Committee in charge of Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
As an advisory member, AfWA can, from now on, engage actively with the ECOSOC and its auxiliary bodies, as well as with the UN Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies, in various ways.
This particularly means the participation in meetings and the access to the United Nations Organization, written declarations and oral presentations at the Economic and Social Council, or the use of the United Nations infrastructures. On the other hand, the advisory member has to present a report on its activities relating to the support to ECOSOC work once every four years.