Last May, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended special consultative status with the
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to
In July, at its Coordination and Management Meeting, ECOSOC endorsed
this recommendation, communicating its final decision in early August.
EURAO started the application process four years ago, in 2014, having to provide a lot of information about its organisation:
legal aspects, finances, structure, membership, tasks done, etc.
With this recognition, EURAO can be heard in the subsidiary bodies of the UN and even participate in its meetings in person,
although its initial intention is just to make itself available to them (QRV) and collect information.
Amateur radio is of great help in developing countries, emergency communications, health, education, etc.
Some of EURAO members carry out an outstanding work in this sense: with children, with indigenous communities, with migrants, etc.
To know more about benefits of the consultative status, there is this interesting booklet, in several languages, entitled "Working with ECOSOC".
On the personalized confirmation letter, you can also find a short list of privileges
and obligations that organizations with consultative status have to take into account.
This grant is really a great honor for EURAO, as well as a responsibility before the global radio amateurs community.
Amateur Radio News...
On November 4, from 08:00 to 12:00 UTC, it will be held the next edition of the "sprint contest" version
of the same name Award, devoted to the "Radio Clubs of the World".
In just four hours you can win original and funny prizes that you can share with your mate or friends: hotels, restaurants,
wellness or adventures.
Moreover, you will have the opportunity to contact those radio clubs you still needed to complete the EANET Award.
M0PLT, member of UKQRM and EURAO, started a Petition on the
UK Government and Parliament website
asking to amend the law to exempt all licensed Radio Amateurs (and C.B. radio users) from requiring planning permission for their aerials,
because current regulations severely restrict their ability to erect experimental aerial systems.
Help him get it!