& Resources

UN NGLS Documents

A Compendium

UN System Engagement with NGOs, Civil Society, the Private Sector, and other Actors: A Compendium.

UN-Civil Society Engagement: Year in Review

The Year in Review provides useful and concise overview of the UN system’s engagement with the non-governmental community throughout a given year.

UN-NGLS Policy Briefs for the OWG on SDGs

UN-NGLS delivered a series of policy briefs to the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG on SDGs) presenting civil society recommendations on the subjects in focus during their sessions.

A Guide

Intergovernmental Negotiations and Decision-Making at the United Nations: A Guide.

UN engagement with people’s movements

Civil society interaction with the United Nations (UN) system has increased significantly over the past 15 years. So far, the majority of these relations have been with non-governmental organizations of various kinds, including humanitarian and development NGOs, advocacy groups and faith-based organizations.

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Civil Society

Practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned, and in this regard to continue to engage with and seek the views of States, the special procedures of the Human Rights Council, the treaty bodies, relevant United Nations bodies and agencies, regional human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, civil society and other stakeholders, and to submit the compilation to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-second session.