New York. September 21, 2023. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced today that it has been granted the United Nations ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) Special Consultative Status. This accreditation is granted by the United Nations to non-governmental organizations to allow them to participate in its work, and marks a step forward in our mission to reduce cyber risk, to make our work visible within an international organization and improve our contribution globally.
Consultative status provides NGOs with access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the UN, ad-hoc processes on small arms, as well as special events organized by the President of the General Assembly.
This accreditation empowers GCA in our objective of building communities to deploy tools, services, and programs that provide cybersecurity at global scale.
“The accreditation to participate in the United Nations arena is a pivotal achievement, underscoring the Global Cyber Alliance’s achievements and commitment to strengthen global cyber resilience for a safer digital world,” said Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Chair of GCA Board of Directors.
A secure digital space is essential to furthering economic and social progress for everyone around the world.
Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, nonprofits are playing a role as UN partners, supporting the organization in advancing its mission and objectives and helping the international community deliver its roadmap.
About the Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Internet a safer place by reducing cyber risk. We build programs, tools, and partnerships to sustain a trustworthy Internet to enable social and economic progress for all.