The Chaeli Campaign Achieves United Nations ECOSOC Status


In a huge stride towards international recognition, the Chaeli Campaign has been granted consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), marking a significant milestone in the organization’s mission to empower individuals with disabilities.

The Chaeli Campaign in South Africa an affiliate of the US-based Chaeli Foundation USA, focuses on promoting inclusivity, accessibility, and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The achievement of ECOSOC status is a testament to the foundation’s unwavering commitment to fostering economic and social development on a global scale.

The ECOSOC is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, responsible for addressing issues related to international economic and social development. Organizations with ECOSOC consultative status are granted a platform to actively engage with the council, offering insights and recommendations on a wide range of global issues.

The Chaeli Campaign’s attainment of ECOSOC status underscores the organization’s dedication to advocating for the rights and well-being of people with disabilities. The foundation’s founder, Chaeli Mycroft, expressed her elation at the news, stating, “This recognition from the United Nations is not just an endorsement of our work; it’s a powerful acknowledgment of the importance of inclusion and empowerment for people with disabilities worldwide.”

The ECOSOC status will enable The Chaeli Campaign to participate in a myriad of UN activities, including attending meetings, submitting written statements, and collaborating with other organizations. This newfound global platform will amplify the foundation’s advocacy efforts, allowing it to contribute to policy discussions and shape the international agenda on disability rights and inclusion.

Through its various projects, The Chaeli Campaign and Chaeli Foundation USA aims to break down societal barriers that limit the potential of individuals with disabilities and create a more inclusive world. One of the foundation’s flagship programs, the Chaeli Sports and Recreation Club, empowers individuals with physical disabilities through adaptive sports, fostering a sense of community and resilience. With ECOSOC status, the foundation is poised to share its expertise and successful models on the global stage, influencing policies that promote inclusive sports programs worldwide.

The Chaeli Campaign’s journey to ECOSOC recognition demonstrates the power of grassroots movements in effecting positive change on a global scale. The foundation’s success serves as an inspiration, reminding us that collective efforts towards a more inclusive future can indeed resonate on the world stage.