Transnational works of charity NGO in Special Consultative Status

Sat, 28 May 2011 William Niu

At its July 2010 general meeting, United Nations’ Economic and Social Council confirmeded Tzu Chi as NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, recognizing its efforts in charity and medical care in over 70 countries.


“Disaster relief is one of our major missions.  There is no national boundary.  Buddhism’s spirit of indiscriminate broad love is embodied in the charity works of our volunteers worldwide.”- Master Cheng Yen

The 63rd Annual United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Conference was held in Melbourne last year.  The main theme was Advance Global Health: Achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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