United Nations Economic and Social Council
In April 2017, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to Thalassaemia International Federation Limited.
As of April 2017, TIF holds a consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which enables the Federation to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.
As ECOSOC consultant, TIF attends meetings and has access to the United Nations through participation in the work of the Economic and Social Council, consultation with the Member States and the United Nations system at large, and based on the nature and scope of the work that the Federation undertakes in relation with thalassaemia prevention and management worldwide.
Consultative relationship with TIF also enables the Council or one of its bodies to seek expert information or advice from the Federation’s experts in thalassaemia.