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Launch of CSO Net - the Civil Society Network

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With an increasing number of civil society organizations seeking consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is increasingly being called upon to engage with these organizations worldwide on a wide range of issues on the United Nation’s development agenda. There is now a growing demand from organizations from both the developed and developing countries to contribute to the UN’s economic and social agenda, including to the internationally agreed development goals. In order to facilitate this engagement and provide a suitable platform for civil society, UNDESA has launched a knowledge-based, open networking platform called CSO Net - the Civil Society Network

With an increasing number of civil society organizations seeking consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is increasingly being called upon to engage with these organizations worldwide on a wide range of issues on the United Nation’s development agenda. There is now a growing demand from organizations from both the developed and developing countries to contribute to the UN’s economic and social agenda, including to the internationally agreed development goals. In order to facilitate this engagement and provide a suitable platform for civil society, UNDESA has launched a knowledge-based, open networking platform called CSO Net - the Civil Society Network, which is designed to facilitate interaction among civil society groups worldwide, Member States and UN system agencies. The aim is to: share and promote best practices in the field of economic and social development; establish innovative and collaborative development solutions; facilitate partnerships among the users of the portal; and promote interactive discussions through online forums on issues of immediate relevance to the UN’s agenda. This portal can be accessed here.

Visit the portal and explore ways that your organization can contribute to and engage effectively with the NGO Branch and the United Nations system as a whole. The multiple features of the portal provide numerous tools, sources of information and news about civil society and the UN that are designed, as much to inform you about the UN’s work, and as much as to highlight and facilitate civil society contribution to the UN’s development goals. We look forward to reinforcing our partnership with civil society in order to deliver on our global commitments. To that end, we very much look forward to your suggestions, feedback and recommendations on the use of this portal and the way forward.

Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations

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