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Takshila Education gains consultative status with the United Nations

Takshila Education is an international organization with Consultative Status at the United Nations and membership in the NGO Committee on UNICEF.The Takshila Education has been granted by the United Nations the highest status that can be achieved for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO): the special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Takshila Education UN representatives attend annual UN Department of Public Information (DPI) conferences, participate in Working Groups affiliated with the NGO Committee on UNICEF, and attend annual conferences sponsored by the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN). Additionally, Takshila Education representatives attend educational events at UN Headquarters in New York, U.S.A., and in Geneva, Switzerland.

Takshila Education accredited according to Article 71 of the UN Charter

As a result of the “2017 Resumed Session of the ECOSOC NGO Committee” ( E/C.2/2017/CRP.6/Rev.1) on 2/24/2017 according to Article 71 of the UN Charter, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations has enclosed the Takshila Education in its circle of accredited non-governmental organizations.

In consequence, the Diplomatic is granted consultative status with the ECOSOC. The consultative relationship is governed by the ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative status, rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status. The ECOSOC consultative status represents a crucial and considerable enhancement for the Diplomatic Council, which until today is registered with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Moreover, this consultative status is the highest status a non-governmental organization can obtain with the United Nations. The nomination of the Takshila Education was made by 14 African States, 11 Asian States, 6 Eastern European States, 10 Latin American and Caribbean States and 13 Western European and other States.

Takshila Education represents a high relevance for the UN

The main requirements to gain eligibility for consultative status with ECOSOC include: the work of the NGO must be relevant to the work of ECOSOC; the NGO must have a transparent structure based on a legal constitution; it must have an established headquarters with an executive officer; it must provide to the Committee financial statements; it should have a representative structure such as the Takshila Education has with its Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Directors, Permanent Representatives, Representatives, and Delegates.

The work of the ECOSOC is conducted through several sessions and preparatory meetings, roundtable and panel discussions. Once a year, the Takshila Education is invited to attend the four-week session of the ECOSOC alternating between New York and Geneva with the opportunity to collaborate in the work of the United Nations by making oral and written statements and expressing its views.

In this connection, the diplomatic actions of the Takshila Education are executed by the Takshila Education Council of Ambassadors while the business activities are driven by the Takshila Education Chairmen or Chairwomen, Vice Chairs and Directors. The nomination of Takshila Education -UN delegates is organized by the Secretariat General. The Takshila Education is invited to attend all conferences and other events of the Economic and Social Council and make written and oral statements at these events. It is also encouraged to participate in debates, interactive dialogues, panel discussions and informal meetings and has the option of organizing its own side events at the New York, Geneva and Vienna headquarters.

The highest Takshila Education representatives are entitled to receive the “United Nations Annual Ground Pass” which allows them access to the UN headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna for the duration of one year. The Takshila Education is assigning its „ Takshila Education Permanent Representatives to the United Nations“to the respective UN sessions to express its views and opinions thus enhancing the interest of economic diplomacy in order to promote a more peaceful interaction amongst nations. For specific events, short-term passes are available for further Takshila Education representatives.

UN secures access to Takshila Education experts

The Economic and Social Council grants consultative status for the purpose of securing expert information or advice from Takshila Education members around the world. ECOSOC requests Takshila Education members to take actions on the important topics concerning the future of mankind. The Takshila Education can participate in the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission for Social Development, the Commission on Population and Development, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, the Statistical Commission and the Forum on Forests as well as the permanent Forum for Flora and Fauna.

In addition to the involvement in the ECOSOC commissions, the United Nations considers the Takshila Education a multiplier to spread the positions of the United Nations all over the world. By granting the consultative status, the UN expects the Takshila Education to execute the following tasks: provide expert analysis on issues from its experience, serve as an early warning agent, help monitor and implement international agreements, help raise public awareness of relevant issues, play a major role in advancing UN goals and objectives and contribute with essential information at organization events.
Through the ECOSOC accreditation, the Takshila Education is invited to attend the session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and make written and oral statements. This includes the participation at the Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 United Nations Member States once every four years.

Takshila Education UN master plan post-2017

The Takshila Education UN master plan post-2015 provides that the Takshila Education gradually executes the tasks related to the consultative status. The objective of the Takshila Education is to be represented by at least one delegate at all relevant events of the Economic and Social Council within the next three years.

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