Economic and Social Council
49th plenary meeting
25 July 1996
1996/31. Consultative relationship between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations
The Economic and Social Council,
Recalling Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations,
Recalling also its resolution 1993/80 of 30 July 1993, in which it requested a general review of arrangements for consultation with non-governmental organizations, with a view to updating, if necessary, Council resolution 1296 (XLIV) of 23 May 1968, as well as introducing coherence in the rules governing the participation of non-governmental organizations in international conferences convened by the United Nations, and also an examination of ways and means of improving practical arrangements for the work of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations and the Non-Governmental Organizations Section of the Secretariat.