The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
International Development Cooperation Today: Emerging Trends and Debates This publication aims to provide a wide variety of development actors, in particular civil society advocates on international development cooperation, with a better understanding of up-and-coming trends and debates in development cooperation. In addition, it provides them with entry points to facilitate their engagement and advocacy work on international development cooperation - both in defining international commitments and demonstrating their application - within the UN system.
Bridging the Gap: Financing Gender Equality This booklet, jointly produced by NGLS and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), builds upon the materials prepared for the “economic literacy” presentations at the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2008. It strives to give a wide variety of actors, in particular government and civil society advocates for gender equality, a better understanding on the links between gender equality, public policy formation and development financing.
The United Nations Human Rights System: How to Make it Work for you
A publication produced by NGLS, in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This handbook gives an introduction to the United Nations system’s work to promote and protect fundamental human rights and how civil society organizations and invididuals can get involved in this work. Also available in French.
Intergovernmental Negotiations and Decision Making at the United Nations: A Guide
This publication explains the governance and decision-making fora and processes of the UN system. Section One explains the principal UN organs of intergovernmental decision making; the negotiating blocs of Member States at the UN; the various types of documentation; and the nature of UN decisions and the weight they carry internationally. Section Two provides practical knowledge, advice and guidance to non-governmental representatives who wish to engage with the UN system, ranging from accreditation to the preparatory process, to engaging in follow-up activities after a meeting.
UN System Engagement with NGOs, Civil Society, The Private Sector, and Other Actors - A Compendium
A publication produced by NGLS, with the support of The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. This Compendium makes an important contribution towards explaining the broad system of United Nations Offices, Agencies, Programmes and Funds, and Specialized Agencies as well as UN Treaty Bodies. In addition, it provides information about the opportunities and procedures for the participation of non-governmental players in United Nations processes.
Go Between (Newsletter)
This is NGLS’s highly-regarded flagship newsletter that provides system-wide information on the activities of the United Nations in development and human rights etc, on UN-NGO cooperation, and on NGO activities on key issues on the UN agenda. It is published six times each year and distributed in hard copy to some 6,000 NGOs and 1,000 members of the international community worldwide.
NGLS Roundup Series
This series of publications, around 12 editions per year, monitors and reports in-depth on UN events, activities and issues including follow-up to the UN world conferences in the respective Commissions of ECOSOC.
Civil Society Observer
Civil Society Observer is a bi-monthly package of documentation of various kinds from all political persuasions to keep you informed of developments related to NGOs and civil society.
The Road to Doha
The aim of this monthly newsletter - jointly produced by the DESA Financing for Development Office (FFDO) and NGLS is to help keep interested stakeholders informed on the latest developments and events on the road leading to the Doha conference.
This series of publications allows independent development thinkers and activists to analyse and discuss major issues on the international development agenda. NGLS publishes at least one Development Dossier per year.
UN-Civil Society Engagement: Year in Review
The Year in Review gives a snapshot picture of civil society engagement in the policy and normative work of the UN and reviews the various consultations, forums, policy dialogues, hearings, CSO advisory committees, that have taken place throughout the given year. So far, this series has produced reviews of 2006 and 2007.
Voices from Africa
This series of publications, with one edition published every 12-18 months, is conceived as a vehicle to enable African NGOs and development activists to present their experiences, views and proposals to the international community regarding Africa’s development "problematique". Each edition is constructed around a broad theme.
Implementing Agenda 21:
NGO Experiences from around the World This collection of NGO contributions highlights dimensions of Agenda 21 implementation at the local level that might not otherwise be captured by international dialogue. Articles describe NGO projects and other actvities focused on UNCED follow up, and how UNCED’s new approach to sustainable development affected thinking, programmes and strategies.
Environment & Development Files
This series of briefings and information updates, which was created during preparations for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), is produced for NGOs and others interested in international policy dialogue and negotiations on sustainable development issues. A sub-set of the E&D File entilted Sustainable Development Treaty Series provides detailed summaries of existing treaties on sustainable development and the processes leading up to their signing.