Strengthening Relations Between NGOs and the UN System: Towards a Research Agenda

  • Chadwick F. AlgerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 7)


There were representatives of 1,200 voluntary organisations present at the founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. They played a significant role in writing the first seven words of the Charter: “We the peoples of the United Nations and also in the inclusion of Article 71, providing that ‘The Economic and Social Council may make suitable arrangements for consultation with non-governmental organisations…’”. In addition, they fought for the inclusion of individual human rights (mentioned seven times in the Charter) and for educational co-operation in the pursuit of friendly relations among nations (Article 55).


Civil Society African Development Liaison Office Consultative Status Grass Root Organisation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Mershon CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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