Quadrennial Report to UN ECOSOC


2013 - 2016

WFWPI's status with ECOSOC at the UN is evaluated every four years, at which time we are asked to prepare a quadrennial report. WFWPI has been successfully reviewed four times (1997-2000; 2001-2004; 2005-2008; 2009-2012). At this time, the quadrennial review will cover activities from 2013 – 2016. The survey below was developed to gather information related to the quadrennial review. This survey format is almost identical to what we will use to submit our final report to the UN. Therefore, we would like to collect the information in the same way. Please refer to our 2009-2012 Quadrennial Report for reference as you fill out the survey.

Once our office has gathered information from all the regions, we will compile a final report from WFWPI to submit to ECOSOC. Please note that the guidelines for the quadrennial report have placed a strict word limit on each organization's submission. Therefore, we ask that you keep your answers as brief and concise as possible. You will receive a separate survey for chapters and membership information.

If you find yourself having trouble filling out the survey and would like to schedule a Zoom meeting with our office to go through it with you, please contact Christina Lange at c.lange@wfwp.org.

Your Information
1. Contribution of Your Organization to the Work of the UN
  1. NGOs in Consultative status are expected to undertake activities to advance the achievement of the development agenda of ECOSOC (MDGs from 2000 to 2015 and SDGs from 2016), as well as support the broader mandate of ECOSOC and the UN in all other areas, such as protection of human rights, peace & security, emergency relief, prevention, etc. Please list your main activities over the past four years that are in support of both agendas.
2. Participation in Meetings of the United Nations
  1. NGOs are encouraged to take part in the appropriate intergovernmental meetings so that the work of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN at large, can benefit from the input of NGOs. Participation in the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies might include: contributions to meeting and outcome documents or reports; oral and written statements; proposal of agenda items; organization of parallel NGO meetings or side events.
  2. Please be precise when you list your activities. Each reference to a conference or meeting attended or organized by the NGO should include the following information:
  3. *Nature of the participation: e.g. attendance, contribution or statement presented by your organization at the event, participation in consultations or round tables, contribution to a report, title or theme of any document.
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3. Cooperation with the United Nations Bodies
  1. In this section, you are requested to list any cooperation your organization has had with a United Nations body, entity, or agency. Cooperation with United Nations agencies in the field or at Headquarters might include joint funding preparation of, or contribution to:
    • Research papers and studies
    • Joint sponsorship of meetings
    • Humanitarian activities or operational projects
    • Financial assistance received from or given to the United Nations
4. Initiatives Taken in Support of the MDGs/SDGs and UN Global Principles
  1. Millennium Development Goals (2013-2015)
  2. List all your initiatives undertaken between 2013 and 2015 in support of the Millennium Development Goals, and indicate which specific MDGs have been addressed. (See www.un.org/millenniumgoals). List MDGs, type of services, countries, who and how many benefitted.

    For example: "The organization contributed to MDGs 4 and 5 in Madagascar, Benin and Gambia by providing nutritional care to 162,079 children and prenatal care to 7,950 expectant mothers during the reporting period."
  3. Sustainable Development Goals (2016)
  4. List all initiatives undertaken in 2016 in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which forms the current basis of the UN's global peace and development agenda, beginning January 1, 2016. (See www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals). Indicate which specific SDGs have been addressed by your initiatives: list SDGs, type of services, countries, who and how many benefitted.
  5. Activities in support of global principles
  6. List all initiatives that commemorated the UN's Special Observances: International Decades, Weeks, and Days; e.g.: International Women's Day, International Day of Peace, etc. (See www.un.org/en/events/observances/index.shtml).
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