Recognition from international organizations

Dianova is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Registered as a civil society organization with the Organization of American States (OAS)

NGO in consultative relationships with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Dianova is a member of several NGO platforms associated with United Nations committees and other international bodies 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)

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.

Gender Equality

NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva is a strategic platform, for NGOs accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, to raise awareness on issues related to the status of women and gender equality. We support the UN with advocacy for the respect of States’ commitments to human rights, peace, and development, supporting a global momentum for the defense of women’s rights and their full empowerment.  Our member organizations share a vision of a world in which women and girls may realize their individual and collective potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, healthy and peaceful communities.

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.