CLC: A Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations


In 1975, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organization granted the Christian Life Community consultative status (Roster) at the United Nations.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) activities relate to development, world trade, industrialization, natural resources, human rights, status of women, population, social welfare, science and technology, prevention of crime, etc.
As a Roster member, CLC joins other organizations which do not have general or special consultative standing but which the Council, or the Secretary General of the United Nations, considers can make occasional and useful contributions to the work of the Council or its subsidiary bodies.
CLC has had the right to send delegates to meetings, to intervene in debates, to propose solutions and to collaborate with Council and United Nations Secretariat personnel in areas in which we have expertise.


Our UN Working Group in New York is made out of these persons:

  • Ann Marie Brennan
  • Jose Lim
  • Leah Michaud
  • Marie Schimelfening
  • Sylvia Picard Schmitt
  • Joan Woods
  • Marcelito Custodio


Working Group Documents
2017CLC UN Working Group Report July 2017
2016CLC UN Working Group Report April 2016
[CLC Korea] Report on Experience at 66th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
2015NGO Committee on Migration: Recommendations for Children in Refugee Camp June 2015
Notes from representative Joan Woods  April 2015
2014CLC UN Working Group at 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
2013CLC UN Working Group Report Feb 2013
CLC UN Working Group Report April 2013
Update on CLC UN Working Group and Delegate to General Assembly
Powerpoint of CLC at the UN
Booklet CLC Amazon Initiative
CLC UN Working Group Report Nov 2013
2012Closing of ICO  PDF
2011CLC UN Working Group Report July 2011
Worldwide CLC Advocacy Action (with Dominican Republic)
2010CLC UN Working Group Report Nov 2010

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