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 – The topic of Care took centre stage at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. We at MMM argue that despite its lack of market value in economic systems, the future of society through its chil
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - This is in essence, the message of MMM in its oral Statement on Women's Right to Work.
UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant for mothers and their children
UN Geneva, Forum on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Invited to speak in the session on the role of women in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MMM highlighted how mothers could n
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council 39th Session - Mothers are directly concerned by many human rights issues. Through its statements, MMM makes their voices heard and highlights their contributions - especially in