The Foundation joins the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) in order to participate in the debates and decision-making of the United Nations.
CoNGO is an independent, international, non-profit organisation of approximately 400 non-governmental organisations. Its origins date back to the role played by NGOs in the founding of the United Nations and to the concept of "We the peoples", with which the UN Charter begins. It is currently chaired by the Reverend Liberato Bautista, who is also Deputy Secretary General of GBCS (General Board of Church and Society).
Shortly after its creation, the United Nations encouraged non-governmental organisations to apply for "consultative status" through a "Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations" established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a status that the Brazzaville Foundation has enjoyed since August 2018.
Richard Amalvy, Director General of the Foundation, was Vice President of CoNGO in 2008-2010, in his capacity as representative of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, of which he was then Director of External Relations.
For more information, visit the CoNGO website.