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Press Release ORCD secures Consultative Status with the United Nations

Press Release ORCD secures Consultative Status with the United Nations

Jul 25, 2015 - 12:57

July 2015 It is to inform you that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 08 April 2015 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on NGOs and granted Special Consultative Status to Organization for Research and Community Development ORCD.

With this, ORCD registers its name in the history of Afghanistaninfo-iconas the first and only Afghan NGO having Special consultative status with the ECOSOC/ United Nations.

This status will enable ORCD to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies in a number of ways.

This status will allow ORCD being an Afghan national NGO to be informed about the provisional agenda of the Economic and Social Council.

ORCD with this status will be entitled to designate official representative to the United Nations (UN) Head Quarters in New York, and the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Vienna. ORCD’s representatives will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations. ORCD will designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of UN General Assembly, ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision making bodies.

In addition, ORCD acquiring Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC will be able to submit written statements relevant to the work of the Council on subjects in which ORCD has a special competence such as womeninfo-icon empowerment, healthinfo-icon, protection, rural development, etc. These statements may be circulated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the members of the Council

To get more information, you can contact the following: 

Dr. Qudratullah Nasrat 
Chief Executive Officer
+93 (0) 729802902


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