Membership is open to representatives of organizations and any interested persons concerned about social development issues. Voting members are those individuals who represent organizations in Consultative Status with the UN through ECOSOC; there is one vote per organization. Individuals may be members without vote.

Membership Benefits

Members will receive notices and summaries of monthly meetings, important upcoming conferences related to social development, and meetings sponsored by the Committee on Social Development. Committee members prepare joint statements voicing the opinions of NGOs concerned with social development issues. NGOs interested in voicing their opinions on an international level can contribute ideas to these statements or sign on to the agreed Committee statements. After these statements have been circulated for endorsements, they are submitted to appropriate UN bodies and become official documents.

The NGO Committee on Social Development recognizes
two levels of membership, “Full”  (Dues Paying, Voting, and Eligible for Election) and “Associate”.


Full Member Organizations:

  1. Armenian Relief Society
  2. Association of Rural Families and Women (AFA MMER)
  3. Baha’i International Community
  4. Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of Good Shepherd
  5. Congregation of the Mission Daughters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul
  6. Dhara Drum Mountain Buddhist Assoc.
  7. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
  8. Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Loreto Generalate
  9. International Association of Schools of Social Work
  10. International Council on Social Welfare
  11. International Federation of Business and Professional Women
  12. International Kolping Society
  13. International Movement ATD Fourth World
  14. International Presentation Association
  15. Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Inc.
  16. New Humanity of the Focolare Movement
  17. Religious of Sacred Heart of Mary
  18. Salesian Missions
  19. School Sisters of Notre Dame
  20. Sisters of Charity Federation
  21. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries
  22. Soroptimist International
  23. UNANIMA International
  24. VIVAT International
  25. Worldwide Network Nigeria: Women in Development & Environment

associate member organizations:

  1. Association of NGOs of the Environment (AOE – Cote D’Ivorie)
  2. Concepts of Truth
  3. Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the United Nations (CoNGO)
  5. Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal
  6. Congregations of Saint Joseph
  7. Council for American Students in Int’l Negotiations
  8. CURE – Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
  9. Curia Generalizia Agostiniana – Augustinians Int’l
  10. Dominican Leadership Conference
  11. Fairleigh Dickenson University
  12. Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council
  13. Int’l Circle of Faith Chaplaincy Corps Africa (ICOFCCA)
  14. International Confederation of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
  15. International Federation of Social Workers
  16. International Network for Prevention Elder Abuse
  17. Ius Primi Viri International Association
  18. La Brique International
  19. Loretto Community
  20. Make Mothers Matter (MMM)
  21. Mayama
  22. Medical Mission Sister
  23. Missionary Oblats of Mary Immaculate
  24. New Future Foundation
  25. Partnership for Global Justice
  26. Passionists International
  27. Save Cambodia/Global Education
  28. Service for Peace, Inc
  29. Society of the Sacred Heart
  30. Solar Cookers International
  31. Strategic Humanitarian Services Cameroon
  32. Women’s Missionary Society AMEC
  33. World Education Foundation
  34. World Federation for Mental Health