We are a member of several NGO platforms related to United Nations committees and other international bodies and active in the following areas:
Health and Addiction
Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs
The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) is a vital link between NGO’s and the key intergovernmental and international agencies involved in drug policy, strategy and control. The VNGOC provides information on NGO activities, draws attention to areas of concern, builds partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organisations and endeavours to support civil society contributions to global drug policies. The VNGOC has approximately 200 members. Dianova has been a member since 2007 and is a former member of the organization’s Board of Directors (2008 – 2015 and 2018 – 2020)
NGO Committee on Mental Health, NY
The NGO Committee on Mental Health NY is one of the thematic forums of civil society organisations with an interest in mental health issues. The Committee promotes partnerships between NGOs from around the world with the aim of putting forward this issue on the work agenda of the United Nations. The NGO CMH plays an important role in coordinating advocacy activities and organizing events dedicated to addressing mental health issues in relation to broader contexts, such as poverty, violence, youth, migration and human rights. Dianova has been a member of the Executive Committee (2016 – 2017) and currently serves as the Committee’s Treasurer.
World Federation of Therapeutic Communities
The objective of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) is to widen the recognition and acceptance of the Therapeutic Community approach among health organizations and health delivery systems of international and national bodies. The WFTC also promotes experience- and best practice-sharing among TC professionals worldwide. Dianova attends the Federation’s biyearly world conferences on a regular basis.
Civil Society Forum on Drugs
The Civil Society Forum on Drugs was established in 2011 by the European Commission and currently includes 45 member organizations that contribute their knowledge and expertise to the European drug policy-making and implementation process. Dianova has been a member of the forum since 2013 and as such participates in the working group on “Institutional relationships with the EU and international agencies” (which it coordinated from April to October 2020).
Geneva Global Health Hub
The Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) is a membership-based association created in Geneva to provide a space to enable civil society to meet, share knowledge and create initiatives to advocate more democratic global health governance. Dianova joined G2H2 in July 2020.
Ibero-american Network of NGOs Working in the Addiction Field
The Ibero-american Network of NGOs Working in the Addiction Field (RIOD) is a nonprofit umbrella organization which main role is to help connect Ibero-american addiction service providers and promote collaborative work through the exchange of best practices and experiences. Dianova International has relationships with RIOD through Dianova Spain which has been an active member of the Ibero-american network since 2011.
NGO Committee on the Status of Women New York
Dianova is an active member of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW) in New York. The NGO CSW represents more than a thousand organizations and individuals and its mandate is to advocate gender equality and women’s empowerment amongst the United Nations member states. Each year the Committee organizes a series of events held on the margins of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York (CSW), with the participation of organisations and activists from around the world.
Partnerships and Cooperation
NGO Major Group
The NGO Major Group is one of the major groups and other stakeholders (MGoS) that have been actively working for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda since its adoption. Among other tasks, the NGO MG endeavours to facilitate and improve NGO participation in the processes directly and indirectly related to the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF), an event that helps monitor the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a yearly basis. Dianova has been a member of the NGO MG since April 2017 and currently serves as Global Organizing Partner.
CoNGO – Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN
CoNGO’s mission is to facilitate the participation of NGOs in the United Nations system. Among other objectives, CoNGO aims to improve NGOs accessibility and presence at all levels of the UN, and to improve the dialogue between NGOs and the United Nations. For Dianova, CoNGO represents an interesting platform to meet up and collaborate with recognized NGOs on issues of common interest.