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The ISN Strengthens Relations with the United Nations

The ISN is pleased to announce that the society has been officially granted consultative status to the United Nations’ (UN) Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).

ECOSOC is one of the six main organs of the UN system that works to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social, and environmental. It is the only main UN body with a formal framework for NGO participation.

Obtaining Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC is a significant step to securing ISN’s presence within multiple UN initiatives and allowing the ISN to access ECOSOC’s many subsidiary bodies and forums, multiple human rights mechanisms of the UN, and special events organized by the president of the General Assembly.

The ISN looks forward to working closely with ECOSOC and contributing to the UN’s work to advance kidney health and tackle the global burden of kidney disease.

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