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United Nations Grants Special Consultative Status to GVN Foundation

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted special consultative status to Global Volunteer Network (GVN) Foundation.

 
PRLog - Sep. 9, 2009 - United Nations Grants Special Consultative Status to GVN Foundation

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted special consultative status to Global Volunteer Network (GVN) Foundation.
Consultative status opens the door for GVN Foundation to actively engage with the ESOSC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.
Colin Salisbury, GVN Foundation Chairman and co-founder says that it is a great honour to be recognised by the United Nations and granted special consultative status.
"Achieving NGO status marks a significant moment for GVN Foundation. We feel privileged to be given an opportunity to lend our expertise and contribute to the United Nations’ target of meeting the millennium development goals and ending extreme poverty by 2015,” Salisbury said.
Special Consultative status is granted to NGOs and non-profits that have a specialty in an activity area covered by the ESOSOC.  GVN Foundations work to educate the global community about the possibility of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime, ties directly into ECOSOC’s millennium development goal work.
“One of the key focuses of ECOSOC is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Six of the UN MDG’s are aimed at assisting children.  GVN Foundation will address the same six goals through our continued work to assist children around the world,” said Salisbury.
Six Millennium Development Goals Assisting Children
1.   Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2.   Achieve universal primary education
3.   Promote gender equality and empower women
4.   Reduce child mortality
5.   Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
6.   Ensure environmental sustainability
Currently there are 3051 NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

The Global Volunteer Network Foundation (GVN Foundation) is a registered non-profit organization in the United States and the fundraising arm of the large volunteer service organization, the Global Volunteer Network (GVN), based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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The Global Volunteer Network Foundation (GVN Foundation) is a registered non-profit organization in the United States and the fundraising arm of the large volunteer service organization, the Global Volunteer Network (GVN), based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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