The Institute received the most prestigious Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the United Nations in October 2000. Presently it has representatives at the UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
The Institute is very attentive to chart all the activities on the UN Millenium Development Goals so as to ensure a uniform global method of evaluation and bringing global facilities to the grassroot beneficiaries. All these eight goals including a short description about our activities are listed in the Millenium Development Goals document.
Statements and Recommendations in the UN by IISD
- In the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries : Summary of informal interactive hearings of the General Assembly with representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector, 19 July 2006.
- Recommendations in the UN by IISD on Microenterprises June 23, 2006. It is the June 22 program entitled, General Assembly: Informal interactive hearings with representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries of the Decade 2001-2010.
IISD UN Main Representative's speech starts at 1 hour 8 minutes and a second intervention at 1 hour 51 minutes.