The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva has awarded consultative status to AAD. This decision by ECOSOC, which comes after a unanimous recommendation of NGOs in New York on May 21, marks the recognition of AAD’s activities by the UN organization.
For AAD this accreditation by the UN body is the most important among those open to NGOs. It will enable AAD to participate in the work of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, and admittance to global UN conferences.
Because ECOSOC’s work fits perfectly in line with its commitments, AAD and its team are very pleased with this recognition that will allow it to formally contribute to the influence of the founding principles of the United Nations, and to participate in a sharing innovative experiences and generating positive synergies.
This recognition comes from four years of commitment tied to contemporary art and local development initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa – through, among others, dancing in Chad, the Central African Republic, Burundi, and Tanzania; music, comic books, and painting in the Democratic Republic of Congo; literature in Benin. These values fit in perfectly with this sense of alliance that has allowed progress and ensures the effectiveness and sustainability of our programs.