Founded in 1991, Good Neighbors began its domestic family development project and rural development project in Pyeongchang-gun. Good Neighbors’ focus has always been on achieving results- real results that make a world where no one is left hunger, everyone lives together as good neighbors. During the following five years, its outstanding results achieved made it recognized worldwide. In 1996, Good Neighbors was granted General Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).
ECOSOC Status is the basis for the consultative interaction between the United Nations and NGOs. This relationship was set forth following an extensive intergovernmental review that culminated ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31. This relationship is the principal means through which ECOSOC receives input from NGOs into its deliberations at public meetings and in its subsidiary bodies as well as in UN international conferences and their preparatory bodies.
NGOs holding consultative status receive the provisional agenda of ECOSOC. They have certain privileges to place items on the agenda of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies; they may attend meetings, where they may submit written statements and make oral presentations to governments. Good Neighbors would therefore be able to build strong connections worldwide and influence the world through its relationship with the United Nations.
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