In February 2014, the Association for Democratic Initiatives received ECOSOC status thanks to years of reporting in the area of access to justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Special consultative status is granted to non-governmental organizations that specialize in specific programs and activities that fall within the scope of ECOSOC’s activities.
Organizations with this status have the opportunity to attend all meetings of the Council and its working bodies, as well as to offer suggestions and opinions on topics in the area within which they specialize.
ECOSOC, together with the General Assembly, is responsible for the tasks set out in Chapter IX of the UN Charter. In accordance with Article 63, the Council shall act in the economic, social, health, educational, cultural and related fields. It can be said that ECOSOC is the coordinating body for economic and social issues.