NGOs Relationship with the Department of Global Communication (DGC) begin in 1946. The United Nations recognized that working alongside NGOs would be an integral part of the UN information activities when the Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946. In resolution 1(13)1, the General Assembly instructed DPI (now DGC) and its branch offices to actively assist and encourage national information services, educational institutions and other government and non-governmental organizations in spreading information about the work of the United Nations.
The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) through its affiliation with UN DGC works with other entities operating at different levels within the United Nations system. These include UN agencies and the Conference on Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the UN (CoNGO).
The working relationships between these groups provide information on UN programs and issues directly from experience in the field, as well as helping to raise public awareness of relevant issues that impact the work of NGOs and the UN. These relationships play a major role in advancing UN goals and objectives.
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 (DGC). GNEC provides strategic guidance to help NGOs become more effective partners of the UN.
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