The founding charter of the United Nations gives civil society the right to participate in and contribute to debates which it holds. MMM was one of the first non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to be accredited to the UN in 1949.
General consultative status is the highest level of accreditation to the UN and is granted to the most important international NGOs whose spheres of interest cover most of the remit of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
As mothers are involved in all areas covered by ECOSOC, MMM was granted general consultative status in 2004. MMM is one of the 133 NGOs to benefit from this status among the nearly 4,900 NGOs currently accredited.
In this context, MMM has several options :
All of the above actions can be conducted together with other NGOs, which gives them more scope and visibility, thus more impact.
For this reason, MMM is an active member of various NGO committees and networks – see the Network and Partner page.
UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.
UN Geneva, HRC46 - This was the core message delivered at the UN Human Rights Council by Rahela Sidiqi, founder & Director of the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education, an MMM associate member.
UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke also drew attention to the price mothers
UN New York, CSW - MMM's written statement ahead of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women points to the inequitable distribution of unpaid family care work as the main systemic barrier. I
UN New York, Statistical Commission - MMM welcomes the inclusion of wellbeing and sustainability in the process of revision of the 2008 System of National Accounts. We hope it will bring about systemic change i
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM oral statement also drew attention to the specific vulnerabilities of women and children to water scarcity and water pollution, the focus of the latest report of the UN Spe