NFN Ties With International Organizations

1. United Nations Economic And Social Council (ECOSOC)

NFN has a special consultative status of ECOSOC since 2014. ECOSOC is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

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2. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

NFN has received accreditation from UNEP since 2017, as an observer status. UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment work encompasses: Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; Developing international and national environmental instruments; and Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

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3. World Alliance For Citizen Participation (CIVICUS)

NFN is a member of CIVICUS. It is an international alliance of members and partners which constitute an influential network of organizations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and span the spectrum of civil society including: civil society networks and organizations; trade unions; faith-based networks; professional associations; NGO capacity development organizations; philanthropic foundations and other funding bodies; businesses; and social responsibility programmes. CIVICUS has worked for over a decade to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens' freedom of association are threatened. CIVICUS has a vision of a global community of active, engaged citizens committed to the creation of a more just and equitable world.

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4. International Forum Of National NGO Platforms (IFP)

NFN has been a member of IFP since its foundation in 2008. IFP brings together 64 national platforms from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania and 6 regional coalitions, which together account for more than 22,000 organizations. The members of IFP work together through a shared vision and common values: the defense of human rights, the inclusion of the most vulnerable populations, the fight against inequalities and injustice, as well as the eradication of poverty and sustainable development. National platforms from the five continents have endorsed joint advocacy positions and promoted non-governmental diplomacy initiatives to effectively broaden CSOs space in the international arena and influence local and global debates, promoting our vision of a fair and sustainable world.

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5. Global Call To Action Against Poverty (GCAP)

NFN is a member GCAP. It is a southern-led movement that challenges the structures and institutions that perpetuate poverty and inequality. GCAP supports people in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organizations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. GCAP defends and promotes human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all. National Coalitions and Constituency Groups, which are the base for action, collaborate on regional and global campaigns.

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6. Reality Of Aid (RoA)

NFN is a member of ROA. It is the only major North/South international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. It brings together 166 member organizations, including more than 40 civil society regional and global networks, working in the field of international cooperation in the 21 donor countries of the OECD, and in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and in the Asia/Pacific. The Reality of Aid builds on a seventeen-year track record of independent assessment of aid policies and practices, accompanied by constructive dialogue with policy makers at national and international levels.

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7. CSO Partnership For Development Effectiveness (CPDE)

NFN has been a member of CPDE, which is an open platform that unites CSOs from around the world on the issue of development effectiveness. CPDE strives to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground promoting development effectiveness in all areas of work both its own and the work of others. It is guided by a human rights-based approach. CPDE works with a strong focus to support country, regional, and sectorial civil society, combining this with the coordinated regional and global work on development effectiveness.

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8. Action For Sustainable Development (A4SD)

NFN has been a member of A4SD since 2016. A4SD is a global civil society platform, which has been able to bring CSOs in a common platform and work together on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This platform aims to raise awareness, build a community, hold governments accountable and share knowledge on the new agenda. It is involved in sharing information on the sustainable development agenda across issues and across countries. It provides a space to share resources and strategies for advocacy, policy, programmes and mobilization and facilitate collaboration amongst civil society actors.

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