ECOSOC Consultative Status

SIL is given Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), allowing SIL to designate official representatives to UN headquarters in New York and UN offices in Geneva and Vienna.

SIL serves as an advocate for ethnolinguistic communities, assisting them in raising awareness of their needs to governments, organizations and individuals whose policies and practices can promote and facilitate language development.

Learn more about the work of SIL's Office of International Relations and the high value SIL places on partnerships.

Thursday, 11 September, 1997
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