United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service
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.
- 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.
with the entire UN system and NGOs active around UN events, fora and issues.
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.