In 2013, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung was granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NGOs with consultative status have access to ECOSOC, its subsidiary bodies, and other UN mechanisms, processes, and events. ECOSOC, founded by the UN Charter in 1946, is concerned with economic, social, and environmental challenges. It is broadly responsible for 70 percent of the UN’s human and financial resources.
International activists are gathered this week in Madrid, Spain, to take part in the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Initially planned to take place in Santiago, Chile, the Climate Change Summit was relocated after Chile dropped as the host country after the Chilean’s people took the streets in protests as a legitimate reaction to fundamental......
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