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Lesson 14:

How To Lobby Intergovernmental Meetings
Part I

This lesson starts to pull together many of the aspects that you have been studying as separate components so far. It may remain a little conceptual for those who have not spent much time in advocacy or community mobilization before.

But we start this two-part look at lobbying intergovernmental meetings primarily from the perspective of the key points that NGOs need to pay attention to both in preparing for going into meetings and during the meetings.


The UN Organizational Chart and Links to Commissions, Programmes, Funds etc.
— Chart of the UN System
— https://www.un.org/en/about-us/main-bodies


  • What would you have to do to get a clear mandate from your organization to represent it on a particular issue? One phone call? A series of meetings? Formation of a committee within your own organization?
  • Given that you already have an anchor for your work, research what commissions, international meetings or annual sessions of ECOSOC (for example) would be appropriate for you to participate in?)

Recommended Reading:

How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings

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