Holding the general consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2001, MAHAK has submitted a written statement in May 2020 which has been approved and published on ECOSOC website.
MAHAK’s written statement has been submitted to the 2020 ECOSOC High-level Segment (HLS). The 2020 High-level Segment (HLS) of ECOSOC included the three-day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum from 14 to 16 July 2020, and one-day HLS on Friday 17th of July 2020, in an entirely virtual format. The general debate of the 2020 High-level Political Forum/High-level Segment of ECOSOC was conducted through written statements from Ministers and other representatives of Member States, UN system organizations, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and other international and regional organizations, as well as the Major Groups and other stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations in ECOSOC consultative status.
The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
In its 2020 written statement, MAHAK has focused on the importance of empowering NGOs to a point where they can play their role in realizing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and sustain themselves in order to ride out even the worst storms. Moreover, it has been highlighted that the measures taken by MAHAK in immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic has occurred with no measurable decline in meeting our primary raison d'être.
One of the SDGs on which MAHAK focuses is the 17th one which is "Partnership for the Goals". In 2020 statement MAHAK has mentioned that: “One proposal to build sufficient organizational capacity to function effectively even in times of crisis can be the formation of a ‘partnership for effective funding’ mechanism composed of representatives of standardization assessment agencies, successful NGOs, developmental agencies with effective funding strategies, large independent funding agencies, and a key arbiter such as The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the ability to independently assess and evaluate UN’s NGO partners through sustainable and result-based benchmarking.”
MAHAK charity organization has constantly strived to adapt its functions and measures to international standards in order to provide the best service for cancer-stricken children and their families all over Iran. May such efforts lead to eradication of this disease and no child suffer any pain in the future.
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