About us

The Committee on Sustainable Development Vienna is a substantive committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CoNGO) in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations.

The work we do

The Committee interacts with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Vienna-based UN organisations (UNOV, UNIDO, UNODC, IAEACTBTO, UNEP) and the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO) as well as the Vienna-based NGO Committees and with other international organisations based in Austria, such as IIASA, IOM.


Monthly meetings and events

Combining thematic themes and environment.

Public lectures

To build awareness within NGO community

Statements & interventions​​

Profiling/supporting/ campaigning for resolutions concerning transnational environmental crime during CCPCJ, UNTOC sessions.​

The aims of the committee are to:

Focus on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development.

Provide a forum for NGOs interested in discussing and analysing the work of the UN intergovernmental bodies active in the field of sustainable development, as well as in related activities of the Vienna-based UN organisations.

Encourage new initiatives and seek input into civil society’s contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.

Facilitate liaison with the United Nations organisations and agencies working in the field of sustainable development

Membership of the Committee ​

Currently the Committee on Sustainable Development has
30 member organisations. Membership to the Committee is open to NGOs that enjoy consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and have been granted general, special or roster status and which have a permanent representative accredited to the United Nations in Vienna.

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