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 New York / HLPF - A look back at our side-event to the UN High Level Political Forum
UN New York / HLPF - Register now to join us virtually at this year’s High Level Political Forum side-event.
UN Geneva - We are very proud to share the contribution of our associate member in Romania Mame Pentru Mame, to an upcoming UN report on the right to sexual and reproductive health, covering both the challenges
Paris Gender Equality Forum - MMM joins the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights for women by becoming a "commitment maker" to push for systemic change in our economic system so that it works for wom
ILO's International Labour Conference - MMM's intervention stressed the critical importance, relevance, and legitimacy of realizing universal social protection for unpaid caregivers, especially mothers.