Israel appointed to serve on United Nations committee on Non-Governmental Organizations

Israel has been appointed to serve on the United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations for four years. The committee’s responsibilities include consideration of NGO applications for consultative status with the UN as well as considering the quadrennial reports submitted by NGOs with consultative status. Other members of the committee include the UK, US, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Qatar, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, and Cuba. Orli Gil, the head of the NGO Unit of the Israeli Foreign Ministry said "we know about their [NGOs] activities and we help in any way we can, especially when it’s humanitarian and legal. What we do have problems with are lawbreakers like [the International Solidarity Movement] and those who publish reports with incorrect facts.  I’m sorry to say that quite a few of them are publishing things that are out of context or even not true."

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