Liaison Committee of Development NGOs to the European Union (NGDO-EU Liaison Committee)

Comité de liaison des ONG de développement auprès de l'Union européenne (Comité de liaison ONGD-UE)
Comité de Enlace de las ONG de Desarrollo ante la Unión Europea
Verbindungsausschuss der Nichtregierungsorganisationen für Entwicklungsfragen bei der Europäischen Union

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History

Jan 1976, Brussels (Belgium), as Liaison Committee of Development NGOs to the European Communities (NGDO-EC Liaison Committee) -- Comité de liaison des ONG de développement auprès des Communautés européennes (Comité de liaison ONGD-EC) -- Comité de Enlace de las ONG de Desarrollo ante las Comunidades Europeas -- Verbindungsausschuss der Nichtregierungsorganisationen für Entwicklungsfragen bei den Europäischen Gemeinschaften. First statutes and official name adopted Nov 1979, Brussels. New statutes and internal statutes renewed at General Assembly, 1986. Also referred to as NGO-EC Liaison Committee (NGOLC) -- Comité de liaison ONG-CE and in French as Comité de liaison des organisations non gouvernementales de volontariat (CLONG-VOLONTARIAT) or CLONG. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 10 July 1980. Present name adopted Apr 1995. Activities taken over by European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD), Jan 2003.

Aims

Encourage cooperation, dialogue, mutual support and exchange of ideas and experience among NGOs through formulation of common positions and promotion of cooperative ventures and of high standards of professionalism in NGO work; help European NGOs raise public awareness of EU relations with the South and encourage a climate of European public opinion conducive to promoting its goals and vision; provide a link and facilitate policy dialogue between European civil society and the European Union by representing European NGOs to EU institutions, in particular the Commission, Parliament and Council of the Union and in other appropriate international conferences and fora; promote the flow of information to European NGOs on EU development and emergency aid policies, work and resources, by acting as a centre for information collection and distribution; facilitate and improve the access of European and Southern NGOs to EU resources for development and emergency work.

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Activities

Working Groups: (1) National Representatives Groups: Development Finance Group; Development Education Forum. (2) Expert Groups: Food Security Group; IGC (Intergovernmental Conference) Group. Organization of an annual European Conference on a specific theme. Seminars; projects. Includes Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE).

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 53 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 15 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Social Activity
    • Professions
    • Nongovernmental
  • Communication
    • Public Opinion
  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies
  • Development
    • Development
    • Aid
  • Value Redistribution
    • Cooperative

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E5108

Last News Received

2003
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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