Bringing NGO Committee on the Family expertise to the United Nations.

The NGO Committee on the Family-NY is part of the Conference of NonGovermental Committees (CoNGO). Through CoNGO, the Committee on the Family participates in United Nations debates and decision-making. The committee works cooperatively with other NGOs on substantive issues and also brings expertise to government discussions at the UN.

Next Meeting

Committee on NGOs and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

On June 22, ECOSOC held an interactive dialogue to discuss the relationship between Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations. The NGO Committee on the Family was able to make a statement at the meeting, the full text of which is below.
If you are interested in watching the entire session, the link is available here. The NGO Committee on the Family’s statement starts at approximately 2:40.15.


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Recent Meetings

International Day of the Family: May 15, 2018

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend


For the International Day of the Family
Tuesday, May 15th, 3-4:30 PM
Hardin Room, Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza

Beth Pappas, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Dr. Timothy Nelson, Princeton University


Open Meeting: April 26, 2018

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend
Thursday, April 26th • 1:15 – 2:45 PM
The Salvation Army, 221 E. 52nd St.


CSW Side Event: March 21, 2018

The Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the UN
in collaboration with the NGO Committee on the Family – New York
invites you to a CSW62 Side Event:

The Role of the Family in Empowering Rural Women and Girls

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00
Permanent Mission of Nigeria, 828 2nd Ave, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017
LUNCH will be served

Please join us for presentations by:
H. E. Ambassador Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, The Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations

Shelly Locke, Masters in Family and Human Development, Utah State University
“Family Stability, Mother’s Role and Women’s Empowerment”

Mrs. Friya Kimde Bulus, Dep. Director for Women’s Rights and Gender Development,
Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development of Nigeria
“Family Oriented Programs and Policies: Empowering Rural Girls and Women”