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High Praise for NGOs

In October, US Ambassador Samantha Power told the UN at an enthusiastic, high-energy Security Council meeting on Women, Peace, and Security that “This agenda would not be before the Security Council if not for the work of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, and women’s groups. This is something, I think, the Member States at the UN need to bear in mind, especially those who are increasingly trying to keep NGOs, civil society groups, and others from participating in UN meetings.”