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Geneva Green Guide

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

UN-NGLS

UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 20 76
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 04 32
Email: 
Description

NGLS is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations system supported by some 20 UN agencies, programmes and funds and several external donors. NGLS promotes dynamic partnerships between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. By providing information, advice, expertise and support services, NGLS is part of the UN’s efforts to strengthen dialogue and win public support for economic and social development.

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
1975
Staff: 
10 (of whom 4 are in New York)
Chief/Director: 
Director: Tony Hill
Activities: 

NGLS:

  • conducts information outreach to NGOs, government missions, bilateral donors and international organizations;
  • provides advice and guidance to NGOs and UN organizations seeking greater cooperation; and
  • facilitates the participation of NGOs, particularly those from developing countries, in the work and activities of the UN system.
Cooperation: 

with the entire UN system and NGOs active around UN events, fora and issues.

Publications: 

Go Between (newsletter); Roundup (series); the NGLS Handbook; Guide to the UN system for NGOs; Development Dossier (series); Voices from Africa (series). Civil Society Observer, a bi-monthly electronic bulletin, is a package of selected articles, reports and other documents; it contains four sections: In the Press, Trends and Debates, CSOs and the Multilateral System, and CSO Research. Publications are available on the website.

Keywords: 
public awareness
capacity building
information systems