Partnership for Justice gets UN Special Consultative Status

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Partnership for Justice (PJ) has been granted a United Nations Special Consultative Status.

In a congratulatory letter by the United Nations office for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dated April 13, 2016, said, ” (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of April 2016 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to
grant special consultative status to Partnership for Justice.

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According to the United nations body, ” Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat,
programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways, which include:

” Opportunities for organizations to consult with Member States and the United Nations system at large, based on the nature and scope of work that such organization undertake;

“Consultative relationship with NGOs also enables the Council or one of its bodies to seek expert information or advice from organizations with special competence in a subject matter;

“Consultative status allows organisations to be informed about the provisional agenda of the Economic and Social Council;

“Organizations in general consultative status may request the Secretary- General, through the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, to place items of special interest in the provisional agenda of the Council.

” Consultative status  entitles organizatiosn to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva  and Vienna.

“Also the representative will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations, as well as, sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies.

” Organizations are able to submit written statements relevant to the work of the Economic and Social Counci on subjects in which these organizations have a special competence. These statements may be circulated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the members of the Council. “

” The Secretary-General is authorized to offer United Nations facilities to NGOs in consultative status, including:  accommodation for meetings related to the work of ECOSOC; appropriate seating arrangements and facilities for obtaining documents during public meetings of the General Assembly that deal with matters in the economic and social and related fields; arrangement of informal discussions on matters of special interest to groups or organizations; access to United Nations press documentation services; prompt and efficient distribution of documents related to ECOSOC and its
subsidiary bodies as the Secretary-General deems appropriate.”

Partnership for Justice (PJ), is a non-profit organization of professionals who share a commitment to equality, justice and globalization of human rights standards.

The mission of the organization is to impact public policy and social change and provide innovative range of services to achieve equality and justice.

It also works at all levels to offer services to victims of human rights violations and create linkages for the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria.

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