Liaison Service

The Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) is a United Nations inter-agency unit with offices in New York and Geneva. It focuses on the sustainable and social development agendas of the UN, highlighting such current programme priorities as human development, environment and development, the global economy, and African recovery and development. Its roles include:
    • reporting on relevant NGO, Member State and UN Secretariat activities
    • Facilitating NGO activities
    • Facilitating information exchange between NGOs and UN system.
NGLS works in the areas of human development, environment and development, the global economy and African recovery and development.It works with Southern NGOs seeking access to UN system events,processes and resources. NGLS monitors and participates in the research, meetings and publications of a wide range of institutions on the changing roles of northern and southern development NGOs, and their relations to governments and multilateral organizations.

NGLS brings important development activities and issues of UN system to the attention of NGOs, assists NGO networks active on issues and themes under discussion in the UN system, and facilitates NGO activities around UN conferences, events and processes. NGLS organizes meetings and puts NGOs in touch with other organizations sharing similar interests and with appropriate UN system offices. It maintains databases on the NGO community and publishes information on UN and/or NGO resources.

For additional information:
Room FF-346,United Nations
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: 1(212) 963-3125
Fax: 1(212) 963-8712
Palais des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 10,
Tel: (4122) 917-2076
Fax: (4122) 917-0049

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