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Information Needs and the Consultative Relationship

In the Second United Nations Development Decade (Part #1)


Note on the perspective for the exchange of information between the United Nations, Specialized Agencies, other Inter-governmental Organizations and the International Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Current Position
Consultative Status and Information Exchange
Proposal to increase the information exchange capability of IGOs and NGOs

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Current Position
  1. (a) Governmental bodies would like to ensure that NGOs are informed of their programmes
    (b) Governmental bodies would like to know of the existence of NGO programmes in areas of interest related to or affecting their own activities
  2. (a) NGOs would like to ensure that governmental bodies are aware of their own programmes
    (b) NGOs would like to ensure that they are informed of governmental programmes of interest to them or which affect their own programmes
  3. The current consultative status arrangement is highly charged politically and does not necessarily correspond to the information needs of the Specialized Agency
  4. Specialized Agencies can work directly with NGOs without any need for formal recognition or consultative status of any kind
  5. Most Specialized Agencies are now investigating methods of processing information by computer
ialized Agencies are now investigating methods of processing information by computer