Picture Above: Nicholas Kim, an Ocean Scientist and CLC member from the NY Metro area, presented his research on “Storm Surge Protection in the NY/NJ Harbor System” to a UN Conference on the Impacts of Climate Change.
World CLC maintains an active presence as a NGO at the UN and holds Consultative Status (Roster.)
In 1975, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organization granted the Christian Life Community consultative status (Roster) at the United Nations.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) activities relate to development, world trade, industrialization, natural resources, human rights, status of women, population, social welfare, science and technology, prevention of crime, etc.
As a Roster member, CLC joins other organizations which do not have general or special consultative standing but which the Council, or the Secretary General of the United Nations, considers can make occasional and useful contributions to the work of the Council or its subsidiary bodies.
CLC is able to send delegates to meetings, to intervene in debates, to propose solutions and to collaborate with Council and United Nations Secretariat personnel in areas in which we have expertise.
In New York City, several CLC members volunteer to attend, make presentations and report on events with the hopes of raising the consciousness of CLC members worldwide about significant issues being brought before the UN. Another goal is to establish a network that will enable local CLC's to share their stories about how those issues affect them directly, so that those stories can be brought back to the UN committees by the UN-NGO Representatives.