NGO Working Group on the Security Council


The Working Group brings together more than thirty major NGOs for a series of meetings with Council ambassadors.
Since the Council's decisions affect nearly all NGO constituencies - including human rights, humanitarian relief, disarmament, governance,  and the concerns of women and children - the Working Group has a diverse membership. Beginning in 1997, the Working Group has met regularly with delegations.
Recently, it has held 40-45 meetings annually, mostly with ambassadors, but also including senior UN officials.

The working group had been convened by GPF until 2013. This website on the working group is no longer updated. For more information, please visit

In GPF's archived section

A Short History of the NGO Working Group

By James A. Paul (September 2010)

List of Members

A membership list as of June 2013.

Officers and Steering Group Members

A list of Officers and Steering Group members 1995-2013.

Summary Data on Meetings

Tables showing overall meeting calendars 1997-2013.

Past Meetings

List of meetings of the NGO Working Group 1994-2013.