Throughout its sixty-year history, the GNEC (formerly the NGO DPI Executive Committee) has developed and benefitted from leaders in the NGO communities throughout the world. Many have been long-time associates, workshop or conference leaders, luminaries supporting the field, UN NGO-related staff (luminaries for civil society in the field!), as well as direct contributors, including donors, and especially our long history of notable Board Members and Officers, and the GNEC Board of Advisors.
There are eighteen (18) Officers and Members on the Board of the Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC). All are elected by entities formally associated with UNDGC. Each term is two years. Nominations for 2024 Elections are accepted between March and April. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting in mid-June 2024.
Board members are expected to attend monthly meeting (hybrid) and to actively serve on at least one Sub-Committee. In the recent past, some have included: Strategic Planning; Development and Finance; Events and Conferences; NGO Reporter; Nominations and Elections; Outreach and Partnerships; and Communications.
GNEC invites volunteers, interns and representatives from UNDGC affiliated NGOs to work alongside the Board towards addressing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Together with our partners, we will continue to offer guidance and leadership where requested and appropriate: in order to support, strengthen and further empower the communications and platforms for NGOs affiliated with the UNDGC.
The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) was founded in 1962 to promote a closer working relationship between the United Nations and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) associated with it. GNEC acts as a liaison between the NGO community and the UN's Department of Global Communications (UNDGC). GNEC provides strategic guidance to help NGOs become more effective partners of the UN.
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