posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 07:08 AM
If you have ever wondered how the UN gets sovereign nations to sign up on treaties that intrude on the sovereign rights of citizens, this author has
done a bang up job of explaining the process.
Everyone knows what a lobbyist is, but do you know what an "Adviser" is in Washington, D.C.? No matter whom we elect, no matter the person or party,
if we don't shine the light on who really is writing policy, we are in for a rude awakening.
The acronym NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organization. While NGOs go back to the early 1900s, the phrase "non-governmental organization" came
into its current use with the United Nations Organization in 1945. It is in Article 71 of Chapter 10 of the United Nations Charter. It established a
consultative role for organizations which are neither governments nor member states. There is a conscious effort to replace the term NGO with a more
politically-correct term -- Civil Society Organization or CSO.
There is a major difference:
* NGO may apply to any non-profit organization.
* CSO designation applies only to those NGOs that are accredited by the United Nations and hold "consultative status" through The Economic and
Social Council (ECOSOC)
(For-profit companies and organizations can also be accredited, but we are only writing of NGOs here.)
According to Our Global Neighborhood, the official report of the UN-funded Commission on Global Governance, published in 1995, there were 28,900
international NGOs worldwide and hundreds of thousands of national NGOs. As of late 1994, only 980 were officially "accredited" by the UN's
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). However, these 980 accredited NGOs are affiliated with tens of thousands more NGOs in virtually every nation on
earth. By virtue of their affiliation with accredited NGOs, these NGOs constitute what the UN describes as CSOs.
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