The Nigeria Network of NGOs granted ECOSOC Special Consultative Status


This means that the Network can engage in a number of ways with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the Human Rights Council and, under specific conditions, some meetings of the General Assembly and other intergovernmental bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat.


Lagos, Nigeria, October 12, 2021/ NNNGO/– The Nigeria Network of NGOs ( today announces that it has received news of the confirmation of its Special Consultative Status with the Economic Social Council of the United Nations.  This will provide the Network with the privilege to access United Nations meetings, provide written and oral statements to ECOSOC, use UN facilities including submitting a report on the activities of the Network, in support of the work of ECOSOC and the UN once every four years.


It’s been over 29 years since NNNGO, the first generic membership-based organisation in Nigeria opened its doors to provide support to nonprofits across the country. During this time, the Network has served as the voice of Nigerian nonprofits within and outside the UN providing inputs into the development of different global development agenda’s notably the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Oyebisi, B. Oluseyi, Executive Director at NNNGO comments: “We are delighted to receive an official communication confirming our ECOSOC status. This recognition by the Economic and Social Council of the UN will help us to continue serving Nigerian nonprofits, providing them with new level of engagements nationally and globally on social justice issues especially as it relates to the attainment of the SDGs. Applying for ECOSOC status at the United Nations tests your organisations corporate governance and ability to meet Article 12 of Resolution 1996/31 of the UN on Consultative relationship between the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations, one is particularly happy that we met all the metrics”.


With more than 3, 300 member organisations, the Nigeria Network of NGOs is the first generic membership body for every nonprofit committed to creating a just and equitable world. Our work creates the needed partnerships and collaborations to improve impact and effectiveness of the third sector. Since 1992, NNNGO has worked to advance the common interests of the sector, providing programs that advance national development, civil society legitimacy, transparency, and accountability.




For more information:


Oyindamola Aramide

Communications Lead, Nigeria Network of NGOs


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