Hadhramout Foundation - Human Development is the first institution specialized in education to obtain a membership in the consultative status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations


Hadhramout Foundation - Human Development was granted the consultative membership in the consultative status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) by a unanimous decision (on Monday, February 23, 2023) by the Non-Governmental Organizations Committee in the Council, as the first Yemeni institution specializing in education to obtain such membership.

The consultative membership of the Economic and Social Council, which is granted to non-governmental organizations, is the gateway through which the voices of civil society are communicated to the international community through the United Nations. Organizations with consultative memberships can attend meetings of the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies and participate in various interactive discussions and dialogues.

Through this membership, the Foundation will be able to participate in meetings and events related to educational policies along with countries and other international organizations to benefit from the experiences of those countries and organizations in strengthening the educational system in the country, and the Foundation will exchange periodic reports with the United Nations in the field of education.

It is worth noting that this membership will be a window for partnerships with UN and international organizations to achieve the goals of sustainable development, which the Foundation is keen on in all its programs.

The Economic and Social Council is considered to be the beating heart of the United Nations system to achieve the three dimensions - economic, social, and environmental - of sustainable development. It is the main platform for encouraging discussion and innovative ideas, forging a consensus to move forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. The Council is also responsible for following up on major United Nations conferences and summits. It is also one of the six main organs of the United Nations, where it is the main forum on international economic and social issues.

The Council coordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations system, which accounts for 70% of the human and financial resources of the system. It should be noted that the specialized organizations and programs of the United Nations (such as the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, and the World Food Programme), in addition to all other United Nations programs and funds, are accountable to the Economic and Social Council.

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