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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.

For more detail: http://www.un.org/ecosoc

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.

For more information: http://www.unep.org

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.

For more detail: http://www.civicus.org

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.

For more detail: http://ifp-fip.org/en

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.

For more detail: http://whiteband.org

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.

For more detail: http://www.realityofaid.org

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.

For more detail: http://angoc.org

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.

For more detail: http://action4sd.org

9. Together 2030

NFN is a member of Together 2030. It is a global, action-oriented initiative aiming to generate and share knowledge on the implementation and accountability of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, and project the voices of different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities of implementing this Agenda. Together 2030 was set up in December 2015 as a self-organized civil society initiative to promote national implementation and track progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more detail: http://www.together2030.org

10. Network of Empowered Aid Response (NEAR)

NFN is a member of NEAR since 2016. It wants to increase genuine accountability to donors, the public, and affected communities by promoting greater transparency in local, national and international responses to humanitarian and development challenges. And it wants people to be at the heart of every response so that donors at one end and affected communities at the other can see the quantity and quality of what is delivered and received. Near wants to close the gap between the traditional aid system and the communities it aims to serve. NEAR is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

For more information: http://near.ngo

11. Asia Democracy Network (ADN)

NFN has been a member of ADN since it was established in 2013. ADN aims to be a CSO-led multi-stakeholders’ platform among democracy advocates and human rights defenders who are dedicated to the strengthening of democracy and human rights in Asia; especially on issues related to defending civil society and democratic space, freedom of expression, association and assembly, democracy education, democratic and equitable development. ADN was successfully established with the adoption of the Seoul Democracy Declaration and the ADN Charter of Principles. ADN secretariat is located in South Korea.

For more detail: http://adn21.asia/

12. Asia Development Alliance (ADA)

NFN is a member of ADA since 2013. ADA is an international network of national or sub-national multi-sectoral NGO/CSO platforms of umbrellas in Asia engaged in development issues, particularly Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADA was founded in Bangkok in February 2013 as a joined regional platform of members of the International Forum of National NGO platform (IFP) and CIVICUS affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) in Asia.

For more detail: http://www.ada2030.org

13. Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM)

NFN is a member of AP-RCEM. AP-RCEM is a civil society platform aimed to enable stronger cross constituency coordination and ensure that voices of all sub-regions of Asia Pacific are heard in intergovernmental processes in regional and global level. The platform is initiated, owned and driven by the CSOs, and seeks to engage with UN agencies and Member States on the Post-2015 as well as other development related issues/processes. As an open, inclusive, and flexible mechanism, RCEM is designed to reach the broadest number of CSOs in the region, harness the voice of grassroots and peoples’ movements to advance development justice that address the inequalities of wealth, power, resources between countries, between rich and poor and between men and women.

For more detail: http://asiapacificrcem.org

14. Asian NGOs Coalition for agrarian reform and development (ANGOC)

NFN has been a member of ANGOC. Founded in 1979, ANGOC is a regional association of national and regional networks of NGOs in Asia actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture, participatory governance and rural development. ANGOC member networks and partners work in 14 Asian countries with an effective reach of some 3,000 NGOs and CBOs. ANGOC actively engages in joint field programmes and policy debates with national governments, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and international financial institutions (IFIs)

For more detail: http://angoc.org

15. Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN)

NFN has become a member of APRN in 2017. APRN was established to develop cooperation among alternative research centers of NGOs and social movements that work on current development issues affecting the people across the region. Among its primary concerns is to raise capacity in advocacy and education, particularly in the conduct of research and knowledge-sharing activities. The APRN was established through a process that started in a conference in Canada in 1997, and culminated in its first research conference in Manila in 1999 on the WTO and the impact of trade liberalization on Asian countries. APRN’s strength and prestige as a regional research network is largely due to its being rooted in the social movements while adhering to the standards set for a scholarly undertaking.

For more information: http://aprnet.org