■ ASD has established formal collaborative ties with the United Nations and its representative serves in an advisory role within a UN-affiliated organization.
▶Jung Hoon Kim, the representative of ASD, concurrently designated the position of Senior Research Associate at UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development), a prominent research body within the United Nations, and undertakes advisory roles for the United Nations
Introduction of Jung Hoon Kim, UNRISD Senior Research Associate
▶ASD holds a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), denoting it as a non-governmental organization with particular expertise and relevance in specific areas of ECOSOC’s activities
Established in 2011, ASD is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that holds special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC. Organizations with special consultative status do not represent the United Nations itself nor are they UN subsidiary bodies; instead, they serve as bridges between the UN and other stakeholders. Consequently, in accordance with UN ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31, part II, paragraph 20, organizations with this status are entrusted with specific roles and carry out activities.
▷Provides proffessional insight into UN related issues ▷ Serves as an early warning institution ▷Supports the monitoring and implementation of International agreements ▷ Raises public awareness of global issues ▷ Contributes to the achievement of UN goals and objectives ▷ Provides information at UN events ▷Takes part in international conventions and events ▷ Submitts oral and written statements at international events ▷Organizes side events ▷ Entry to UN facilities ▷ Networking within the UN
▶ASD is an observer to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Non-governmental organizations that meet UNEP’s values are accredited as observers to the governing body of UNEP.
▶The UN has sent official letters to ASD encouraging the following activities.
1. UN HLPF. Suggest to share the experiences of SDGs activities of the association among the intergovernmental organizations.
-2017.9.11 Letter from Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General
Urge to share the important experiences that are learned from the High-level Political Forums regarding 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the related intergovernmental organizations.
2. Promote to cooperate with the chairman of the UN General Assembly, UN member states and intergovernmental deliberative body.
-2015.7.21 Amina J. Mohammed, the UN secretary-general
Letter from the special advisor of Post 2015 Development Plan.
According to develop the discussing process about Post 2015 Development Agenda which is innovative and universal, recommend to cooperate sustainably with the co-consultative body, the UN member states including the secretary-general of the UN General Assembly who are leading intergovernmental commissions towards innovative outcomes for humanity and the global environment.
3. Urge to activate the actions especially in the regional areas, hoping that the association will contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability.
-2015.11.3. Amina J. Mohammed, the UN secretary-general
Letter from the special advisor of Post 2015 Development Plan.
4. Express the great appreciation to contribute to the process to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainability.
-2016.12.5. David Nabarro, the UN secretary-general
Letter from the special advisor of the 2030 Agenda, SDGs, Climate Change
Our Association deeply appreciates the Association for supporting the SDGs for the UN (ASD) for its continuous efforts to implement SDGs, especially its participation, including the submission of official comments to the UN ECOSOC and its committees, is very meaningful.
5. 2018.6.19. Eliott Harris, Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations Secretariat and Chief Economic, congratulations video address
6. Introduced and submitted written statements about sustainable management models of global corporations to UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commissions – Fourteen written statements submitted
◇ 2015 ECOSOC High-Level Segment – 2015.7.
◇ Commission on the Status of Women Sixtieth session – 2016.4.
◇ ECOSOC High-Level Segment Written Statements – 2016.7. 2016
◇ The 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development – 2017.2.
◇ 16th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration – 2017.4.
◇ The 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development – 2018.2.
◇ The 51st Session of the Commission on Population and Development – 2018.4.
◇ 2018 ECOSOC High-Level Segment – 2018.7.
◇ The 52st Session of the Commission on Population and Development – 2019.4.
◇ 2019 ECOSOC High-Level Segment – 2019.7.
◇ Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-fourth session – 2020.3.
◇ The 53rd Session of the Commission on Population and Development – 2020.4
◇ The 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – 2021.2
◇ The 54st Session of the Commission on Population and Development – 2021.4.
7. 2019 UN HLPF High Level Political Forum Exhibition Organization
ASD is one of the 36 exbibition organizations held in the UN head quarter during the period of 2019 at the UN HLPF High Level Political Forum.
UN ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, part II, paragraph 20
The Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN (ASD), established in 2011, is an international nongovernmental organization that is in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC). NGOs in consultative status cannot represent the UN, nor are affiliated with the UN. However, according to UN ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, part II, paragraph 20, the association is granted with the following authority to perform its activities.
While ECOSOC has the opportunity to avail itself of valuable and expert advice from NGOs, the NGOs in turn also have the opportunity of expressing their views and influencing the work of the Council.NGOs have specialized competence, hands-on experience and flexibility that is of great value to the UN. For instance, by having consultative status, a NGO could:
▷Provide expert analysis on issues directly from its experience in the field;▷Serve as an early warning agent;▷ Help monitor and implement international agreements;▷ Help raise public awareness of relevant issues;▷ Play a major role in advancing United Nations goals and objectives; and ▷Contribute with essential information at organization events. On the other hand, ECOSOC provides NGOs the opportunity to be heard by a truly global audience and contribute to its agenda.
A NGO with consultative status can:
▷Attend international conferences and events;▷Make written and oral statements at these
events;▷ Organize side events;▷Enter United Nations premises; and ▷Have opportunities to network and lobby.