Registration in ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council)
The integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System, developed by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), facilitates interactions between civil society organizations and DESA. The system provides online registration of general profiles for civil society organizations, including address, contacts, activities and meeting participation, facilitates the application procedure for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and assists accredited NGOs in submitting quadrennial reports and in designating representatives to the United Nations.
DESA has also developed CSO Net – the Civil Society Network, a web portal devoted to non-governmental organizations in association with the United Nations, and to members of United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, to promote best practices in the field of economic and social development. The portal gives users the opportunity to publish news and to engage and moderate discussion forums. It facilitates online pre-registration to UN conferences open for civil society participation and allows for submission of NGO statements to the Economic and Social Council.
Registration in INADI
INADI Registration of Civil Society Organizations
It is a statistical tool to deeply know the set of organizations which directly or indirectly contribute to the struggle against discrimination in Argentina.Through their incorporation into this register, INADI may promote the articulation and participation of these organizations in joint management of anti-discriminatory public policies that meet the specific demands of those individuals who might be in a situation of discrimination.
Through the Coordination of Society’s Networks, the Registry of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) aims to relieving, recording and organizing the information of organizations working against discrimination. This INADI Registry allows to know more about these organizations, by recognizing them from the State as a collective subject capable of containing interests and specific demands of the population in highly vulnerable situation or in case of discrimination. The INADI considers necessary to improve the quality of communication with CSOs and, therefore, the linkages with society as a whole. Consequently, the central purpose is to promote the development of institutional spaces for articulation between the Institute and such organizations. In such a way, it is encouraged their participation in promoting inclusive social practices.
The transformation that makes possible the coexistence in an Argentina in which any discriminatory practice has been definitively eradicated is a path built with the various social actors that compose the daily life of our society. In this direction, the joint work will get to addressing antidiscrimination policies from an integral perspective and, in this task, the involvement of social organizations is a fundamental contribution. Also, the integration to this Registry allows CSOs to achieve:
– Technical assistance and training on topics of discrimination;
– Institutional sponsorship;
– Participation in diverse instances of articulation with the INADI, for example in Society’s Networks.
Maitreya Buddhist University is registered in the database as a Civil Society Organization (CSO):
Maitreya Buddhist University is Full Member
Legal Status n°359970
International Legal Status
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: “Article 14 –1. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning. 2. Indigenous individuals, particularly children, have the right to all levels and forms of education of the State without discrimination. 3. States shall, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, take effective measures, in order for indigenous individuals, particularly children, including those living outside their communities, to have access, when possible, to an education in their own culture and provided in their own language. Article 15 –1. Indigenous peoples have the right to the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations which shall be appropriately reflected in education and public information.”
ILO Convention 169 Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries: “Article 27. 3. In addition, governments shall recognise the right of these peoples to establish their own educational institutions and facilities, provided that such institutions meet mínimum standards established by the competent authority in consultation with these peoples.”