1. What is a non-governmental delegate?

A protester.
A person invited to take part in an international conference and who represents a non-governmental organization, a research centre or an indigenous peoples.
Someone who works for the United Nations.

2. How many non-governmental delegates come to Geneva each year?

around 10,000
between 30,000 and 40,000
between 50,000 and 70,000

3. Since when have non-governmental organizations worked with the UN?


4. Why are non-governmental delegates invited to UN conferences? (several answers are correct)

They are an essential source of information.
They are experts in their field of activity.
They have formal voting rights when decisions are taken at these conferences.
They ensure that States respect their commitments.
They contribute to the elaboration of new international norms.
They constitute a link between conferences and civil society.

5. Which of these conventions were adopted by the States thanks to the work of non-governmental organizations ? (several answers are correct)

Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Convention on the Banning of the Use of Antipersonnel Mines.
Convention on Climate Change.
Statutes of the International Criminal Court.

6. In whose name was the UN Charter adopted?

In the name of the governments of the member countries.
In the name of the parliaments.
In the name of the peoples.

7. Since when has Switzerland been a member of the United Nations?


8. You have come from Burkina Faso in 2000 to represent a federation of non-governmental organizations and village communities fighting against desertification. You only have 200 Swiss francs in order to attend the Conference against Desertification for one week. Where could you find cheap accommodation, support and contact with other organizations?

The Geneva Tourist Office.
The Welcome Centre for Non-governmental Organizations and Delegations (Mandat International).
The Cantonal Population Office.

9. You work in India with child HIV (AIDS) carriers. You have to attend a UNAIDS meeting in Geneva and it is the first time you will be coming to Europe. To find practical information (visas, accommodation, legal questions) you consult Mandat International's website: www.mandint.org. To which of the site's sections do you go to find this information?

Welcome Centre for Non-Governmental Organizations and Delegations.
Delegate's guide.
Information platform.