UN special consultative status for International Port Community Systems Association

07 May 2017

The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) has been granted special consultative status at the United Nations, an important achievement which underlines the critical role that Port Community Systems play in global trade facilitation.

Special consultative status for IPCSA was confirmed by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its coordination and management meeting, on the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.

This status enables IPCSA to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies; the consultative relationship also enables ECOSOC or one of its bodies to seek expert information or advice from organisations such as IPCSA with special competence in a subject matter......

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