[Anglican Communion News Service] The United Nations Environment Program has formally recognized the Anglican Consultative Council and granted accreditation to the U.N. Environment Assembly. The move extends the Anglican Communion’s existing status at the UN. The communion enjoys Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council – this gives it access to a number of U.N. bodies, including the Human Rights Council. The U.N. Environment Program operated a separate recognition process and this confirmed the new status for the Anglican Communion.
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