CARMELITE NGO STRUCTURE


COORDINATING TEAM  |  REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEES  | AFFILIATION TO THE UN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
SPECIAL STATUS IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

 

Coordinating Team

Jane Remson, O. Carm.
Main Representative
Louisiana Office

Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm.
Representative for the Carmelite General Council

Míceál O’Neill, O. Carm.
Spirituality Reflection Team

William J. Harry, O. Carm.
Director of Communications
 

 

Regional Representatives

Hariawan Adji, O. Carm.
Asian Region

Helen Aricaya Ojario, O. Carm.
North American Region
New York Office

Jennifer John Wanjiku, T.O.C.
Kenyan, Africa Region

Arie Kuil, O. Carm.
European Union Region

Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm.
Latin American Region

Annah Theresa Nyadombo, HOLMC
Zimbabwe, Africa Region

Andrea Ventimiglia, T.O.C.
European Union Region


Committees

North America Climate Change Project
    
Blaise Fernando, O. Carm.  (Coordinator)

Spirituality Reflection Team
     Miceal O'Neill, O. Carm.  (Coordinator)
     Barbara Breaud, O. Carm.
     Camille Anne Campbell, O. Carm.
     Craig Morrison, O. Carm.
     Dionysius Kosasih, O. Carm.
     Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm.
     Christopher O'Donnell, O. Carm.
     Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm.
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Special Status of the Economic and Social Commission

The Carmelite NGO received special status of the Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in 2009. The consultative relationship with ECOSOC is governed by the ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines, among other things, the role and functions of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs and the responsibilities of the UN Secretariat in supporting the consultative relationship.
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Affiliation to the United Nations Department of Public Information

The Carmelite NGO was affiliated in December 2001 to the United Nations. It was  Department of Public Information. NGOs affiliated to the Department of Public Information are responsible for:
  • The NGO must support and respect the principles of the Charter of the UN and have a clear mission statement that is consistent with those principles;
  • The NGO must be recognized nationally or internationally;
  • The NGO should operate solely on a non-for-profit basis and have tax-exempt status;
  • The NGO must have the commitment and the means to conduct effective information programs, with its constituents and to a broader audience (about UN activities);
  • The NGO should have an established record of continuity of work for a minimum of three years and should show promise of sustained activity in the future;
  • The NGO should have a satisfactory record of collaboration with UN Information Centers/Services or other parts of the UN System prior to association;
  • The NGO should provide an audited annual financial statement, conducted by a qualified, independent accountant;
  • The NGO should have statutes/by-laws providing for a transparent process of making decisions, elections of officers and members of the Board of Directors.

(from the UN NGO website)