Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Information Resources

Useful Websites

UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service : The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) promotes dynamic partnerships between the United Nations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). By providing information, advice, expertise and consulting and support service, NGLS is part of the United Nations effort to strengthen dialogue and win support for economic and social development.

CBD Alliance : The CBD Alliance is a loose network of activists and representatives from NGOs, community-based organizations (CBOs), social movements and Indigenous Peoples organizations (IPOs) advocating for improved and informed participation in Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) processes.

NGOs and COP decisions

Decisions of the Conference of Parties that specifically address NGOs include:

  • Decision CBD-VI/19 (Communication, Education and Public Awareness)
  • Decision CBD-VI/22 (Forest Biological Diversity)
  • Decision CBD-VII/28 (Protected Areas)
  • Decision CBD-VIII/3 (Global Taxonomy Initiative)

For the complete list of decisions, please visit: