VIVAT International is  an  organized  network  of  all  the members  of  SSpS and  SVD, CSSPASC, CMSMCCJ, MSHROMI, LSACsspSCJRA whose  work,  expertise,  and experience has  a  direct  bearing  on  issues related  to social  justice, development, peace and ecology, and whose work, expertise, or experience has direct bearing on issues related to social justice, development, peace, or ecology. It also includes those directly associated with these congregations in their apostolate and activities related to the above issues.

VIVAT International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status at the UN, uniting the voices of it members from around the world. We serve all our members and the global community through our presence at the UN and particularly by bringing spiritual and ethical values to the UN and other international organizations.

What is ECOSOC accreditation?

Non-governmental, non-profit, public or voluntary organizations may formally contribute to the work of the UN after being granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations and on ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31. These accredited organizations may participate in meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, including the functional commissions, in accordance with the rules of procedure of those bodies.

More  http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ngo/ http://www.un.org/ecosoc/

Our members around the world run schools, hospitals, Justice and Peace offices, shelters, and specialize in many services for the poor. Our work at VIVAT International is to bring grassroots voices to the United Nations forums in New York and Geneva, in an effort to witness against human rights violations and advocate for a more just and peaceful world.