[Anglican Communion News Service]
DAY 3 – June 1, 2012
On the final day of the meeting Bishop Michael Doe presented a report on the future of the Anglican Communion’s representation at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
He identified several possible options for developing the work of the Anglican Communion in relation to the United Nations. It was recognised that there are different needs in New York and Geneva because of the different nature of the UN organisations in both locations.
In response to a question about “Observer’ status it was explained that the Anglican Communion has ECOSOC Special Consultative Status. The only faith tradition to have Observer status is the Roman Catholic Church which is designated ‘Non-member State Permanent Observer’ due to the Holy See being a sovereign entity.
The committee thanked Bishop Michael for his work. The meeting concluded, at midday, with the committee expressing their thanks to Dato’ Stanley Isaacs who is unable to attend ACC-15 and so was attending his last meeting as a Standing Committee member.