Internet Society is Granted Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

July 2010

The Internet Society is granted Consultative Status by ECOSOC at the organization’s Substantive Session in July 2010, entitling ISOC to accreditation and allowing it to participate in relevant UN conferences and preparatory meetings.

ECOSOC is the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the UN system.  It is responsible for promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress; identifying solutions to international economic, social, and health problems; facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation; and encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.