WUSME & UNIDO
WUSME IN CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH UNIDO
WORLD UNION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (WUSME) on application of WUSME, was officially granted Consultative Status with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the 48th session of the Industrial Development Board, which took place from November 23-25, 2020 at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria. The consultative status is a token of acknowledgement of a formal cooperative relationship between UNIDO and WUSME. Receiving the status was a further milestone in the development of WUSME and also an essential step to the establishment of an exchange platform for global SMEs. Consultative Status with UNIDO is viewed as an international appreciation for excellent and professionalism of WUSME with the granted status. Only a small number of NGOs have obtained that status in the past.
WUSME & UNFCCC (COP)
WUSME IN OBSERVER STATUS TO THE UNFCCC-COP
WUSME has participated in four editions of COP. The first time in November 2016: COP 22 and it took place in Marrakech. In the meantime, the organization, already formally recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, has requested and obtained observer status for the 24th edition which took place in December 2018 in Katowice. In 2019 the COP moves to Madrid in Spain. As part of the event, WUSME organized a side event in collaboration with Griffith University-Australia, entitled “Climate objectives: the contribution of SMEs and nature-based solutions”. Attended the General Secretary prof. Dr. Norbert W. Knoll von Dornhoff and Ambassador and President of Africa SMB Forum Dr. Dogad Dogoui.
Finally, in 2021, WUSME attended COP26, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which took place under the presidency of the United Kingdom in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. WUSME President Barbara Terenzi, Vice President India Dr. Joginder Singh Juneja and Board Member Michel Fossaert were members of the delegation attending the Conference.
WUSME & UN ECOSOC
WUSME IN SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE UN-ECOSOC AS BRIDGE BETWEEN SMEs AND THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE WORLD
As NGO in “Special Consultative Status” with the UN-ECOSOC since 2013, WUSME has the opportunity, through its representatives, to interact regularly with the United Nations system to acquire qualified information on opportunities of growth and development existing for Small and Medium Enterprises and Crafts, start up, young entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs. The accreditation to the United Nations confirms the commitment of WUSME in the promotion and enhancement of SMEs with particular reference to their access to finance, education & training, business.
WUSME is one of the few Non-Profit-NGOs, operating in protection and support of SMEs globally, interacting with the UN system and related Offices in Geneva, New York and Vienna, as recognized Bridge Organizations for SMEs and related Associations, seizing opportunities for funds, projects, contacts, as well as qualified information able to enhance profitable partnerships.
WUSME & UN GLOBAL COMPACT
TO MAKE BUSINESS BENEFICIAL ALSO FOR COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES
WUSME is Partner Organization of the United Nations Global Compact since 2012. The UN Global Compact is a United Nations initiative founded to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable policies, in respect of corporate social responsibility, and to make public the results of actions taken. A framework that brings together 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environmental sustainability and anti-corruption. The Commitment on Engagement is a report in which the Organization illustrates how it has actively and concretely promoted the respect for the ten principles by enterprises in the last two years of activity. The document also contains a description of the practical actions that the WUSME Organization has adopted to support the Global Compact, there including engagement with local networks, participation in and/or proposal of partnership projects on corporate sustainability and support to special initiatives.
WUSME & UNESCO
COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION OF SMEs
WUSME & UNHCR
PROMOTING THE REIMPATRIATION OF REFUGEES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
WUSME & THE EUROPEAN UNION
SUPPORTING SMEs TO ACCESS AND BENEFIT EU PROGRAMS AVAILABLE