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The Non-Governmental Liaison Service (formerly UN-NGLS) has joined the Department of Global Communications

DPI NGO Relations is now the Civil Society Unit within the Department of Global Communications (DGC)

The Civil Society Unit within the Department of Global Communications promotes constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society through dynamic partnerships to foster greater coherence around cross-cutting and emerging issues on the UN’s agenda and by facilitating meaningful civil society engagement in UN processes. Our team provides information and support to a wide range of constituencies to strengthen multi-stakeholder dialogue and alliance-building on core UN issues.

The Civil Society Unit offers its expertise and support to civil society organizations (CSOs) in their work with the UN, advises organizations on opportunities to engage with the UN and facilitates their participation in various UN processes and events (conferences, hearings, workshops, etc.). The Civil Society Unit has a specific commitment to enhance the participation of civil society representatives from the global south and underrepresented constituencies.

Liaison Services to support the UN System with civil society engagement

With system-wide experience and expertise on civil society engagement, the Civil Society Unit assists and advises UN entities in the implementation of their civil society strategies.

Upon request, and whenever possible, the Unit facilitates the coordination of civil society’s participation in events organized by the Secretary-General, the Deputy-Secretary-General, and the President of the General Assembly as well as inter-agency projects and initiatives.

Currently, the Civil Socity Unit is supporting these events: 

"Women in Power", Office of the President of the General Assembly, 12 March 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council.

"BAPA+40", Office of South-South Cooperation, 21-22 March 2019.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"Climate and Sustainable Development for All", Office of the President of the General Assembly, 28 March 2019, all-day.

"Universal Health Coverage", Hearing in preparation for the High-level Event in September, 29 April 2019.

"United Nations Conference with Civil Society", 26-28 August 2019, Salt Lake City, USA.