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        Economic and Social Council
9 March 2009

Original: English

Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations
2009 resumed session
18-27 May 2009

Quadrennial reports for the period 2004-2007 submitted
by non-governmental organizations in consultative status
with the Economic and Social Council through the
Secretary-General pursuant to Council resolution 1996/31*

Note by the Secretary-General


2. Amnesty International
(Special; 1964)

PART 1 - Introduction

Amnesty International (AI) is a global movement of 2.2 million people who campaign in more than 150 countries and territories for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone.


PART II – Contribution of the organization to the work of the United Nations:


Security Council: Through AI research and coordinated advocacy work between its representational office at the United Nations in New York and its presence in capitals, AI continued to advocate for strong human rights provisions to be incorporated in SC decisions, including when United Nations peace missions are established or reviewed. During the reporting period, AI focused its advocacy efforts on situations such as Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Occupied Territory, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somalia, the Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Zimbabwe. AI’s work on the crisis in Darfur, the Sudan, for example, contributed to the Security Council’s decision on 31 March 2005 to refer the situation to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).


4. Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches
(General; 2000)

Part I. Introduction:

The Commission of the Churches on International Affairs serves the World Council of Churches, with its 349 member churches in more than 110 countries with a total membership of over 560 million. Its aim is to inform churches on world issues and to assist them in promoting peace with justice and freedom: the development of international law and effective international institutions; respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including religious liberty; efforts for disarmament; the furthering of economic and social justice, the right of self-determination, and social, cultural, educational and humanitarian enterprises.

Part II. Contribution of the organization to the work of the United Nations:
i) Participation in the work of the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies and/or major conferences and other United Nations meetings.


At the United Nations Headquarters, New York: ... (ii) 2004 United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, sponsored the hearing on the International Non-Violent Presence in Palestine and Israel: Churches and Civil Society Promoting a Just Peace (21 September 2004); ...


ii. Cooperation with United Nations bodies and/or specialized agencies in the field and/or Headquarters:
At United Nations Headquarters, New York:

...(v) CCIA was invited by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to speak on the 2007 Solemn Commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November 2007).


In Geneva, Switzerland: ... (iv) In 2006-2007, CCIA participated in the International Conference of Civil Society in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace (7-8 September 2006; Brussels: 30-31 August 2007).


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