MKO recommended to become UN consultant – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202382 Views

Jan. 25, 2023

An Indigenous organization in Manitoba is being recommended to become consultants by a United Nations committee.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) announced Wednesday that the United Nations Committee on Non-Government Organizations has recommended the organization receive special consultative status for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The recommendation was made on Tuesday at the U.N. headquarters.

“Being formally in consultative status with ECOSOC means that MKO can enter United Nations buildings to attend official meetings, submit and make written and oral statements, meet official government delegations and other NGO representatives, organize and participate in parallel events, and participate in debates and panel discussions,” Chief Garrison Settee said in a written statement.

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