The Working Group brings together about thirty major NGOs for a series of meetings with Council ambassadors.
Since the Council's decisions affect nearly all NGO constituencies - including human rights, humanitarian relief, disarmament, governance, and the concerns of women and children - the Working Group has a diverse membership.
Beginning in 1997, the Working Group has met regularly with delegations.
Recently, it has held 40-45 meetings annually, mostly with ambassadors, but also including senior UN officials.
Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report, Co-Chair
Gerald Martone, Intrnational Rescue Committee, Co-Chair
Jelena Pia-Comella, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Secretary
Abagail Lawson, Coordinator
Statement setting out the purposes and activities of the Working Group.
A membership list.
A list of Officers and Steering Group members since 1995.
Tables showing overall meeting calendars, meetings with delegations, etc.
List of past meetings of the NGO Working Group since 1994.
April 1995 inaugural meeting of the Working Group
At head of table (left to right) : William Pace, Anne Walker,
James Paul, Ambassador Razali Ismail, Ambassador Colin Keating