CE International and the United Nations

In collaboration with the United Nations, CE International:

  • Holds consultative status with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Is an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO
  • Has representatives at UN headquarters in New York, USA, and Geneva, Switzerland
  • Is affiliated with the UN Department of Global Communications and serves as a member of the NGO Committee for UNICEF.

History

CE International has actively engaged with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) for decades. CE International first became associated with the United Nations in the 1940s through its support of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and we remained a strong and engaged supporter. In 1977, CE International obtained consultative status with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since the 1990s, we have had representatives based at the United Nations headquarters in New York; in 2011, we established representatives in Geneva. Most recently, in 2019, CE International became an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

Role

With UN consultative status for over 40 years, CE International has had a growing opportunity to present our views and concerns through various means. Over the duration of our affiliation, we have actively engaged with the UN by attending official meetings and debates; submitting written statements; giving oral presentations; participating in global surveys; meeting with official government delegations; convening with representatives of UN missions; and helping to support dialogues, panel discussions, and events. We also attend the United Nations General Assembly annually to understand the needs of nations regarding education and the broad scope of challenges in the world and learn about solutions that are driving positive change in education. Finally, our representatives provide us with timely information about the UN and global initiatives and urgent issues related to child rights, children’s education, learning, health, and overall well-being and development.

Our UN Representatives