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UN Gives Human Appeal Consultative Status

March 13, 2017

On 8 February 2017, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) honoured non-profit organisation Human Appeal UK with consultative status. With access granted to the UN ground and facilities, it’s newly appointed status means the charity will be able to send a representative on its behalf to attend ECOSOC meetings to discuss special interest topics, circulate documents, submit written statements and give presentations. It also means the charity has certain privileges to place items on the ECOSOC agenda and its subsidiary bodies.

A new partnership

The UN-ECOSOC is the United Nations’ main platform and it’s primarily used for innovative thinking, debate and reflection on matters such as sustainable development. Established in 1946 as a sector of the UN, its responsibilities include reviewing policies and providing suggestions when it comes to economic, environmental and social issues.

Titled Charity of the Year at the British Muslim Awards earlier this year, the Manchester-based humanitarian charity values its new partnership, considering it an effective and essential move forward for advancing sustainable development around the world.

Speaking about the organisation’s new status, CEO Othman Moqbel has said the partnership will put Human Appeal in a position that enables it to “contribute to and benefit from the ECOSOC membership in many ways”. Moqbel also went on to point out that “more importantly” it means that the charity’s work to “end poverty and fight the extreme hunger through sustainable development initiatives will be strengthened”.

What Human Appeal does

For over two decades, Human Appeal has been delivering humanitarian aid relief to the world’s most poverty-stricken and war-torn countries, transforming the lives of those who need it most.

From providing access to clean, safe water, to sending food parcels, to setting up training and education projects, the charity has established a number of development programmes designed to support and help men, women and children get back on their feet despite their challenging circumstances.

How you can help

In order for Human Appeal to continue to do its work, it needs your help and generosity. Making a donation is quick, easy and simple, and regardless of whether you’re able to give a little or a lot, you can really make a difference. You can choose to make a one-off payment, or you could sign up for regular giving. For more information about Human Appeal International, it’s work and how you can make a contribution, visit

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