In 2009 Fecris was granted the special consultative status with ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It therefore joins the 13,000 NGOs represented at the UN which counts 193 member states to date. It can then participate in international UN conferences that are relevant to its work. It may also make written or oral statements in the meetings in which it is registered. (For the texts of statements, see the section Information). For more information: www.un.org FECRIS is represented in Geneva, New York and Vienna.