The NGO Major Group is tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement of non-governmental organizations in the processes directly and indirectly related to the High Level Political Forum. When possible, we work to organize positions on behalf of the members to be delivered in various United Nations spaces. Because of the diversity of voices and perspectives within this group, we are organized around thematic clusters which act as hubs of expertise on numerous issues and/or Sustainable Development Goals.

We are always striving towards transparency and inclusiveness in our decision-making processes. Currently we are doing this through the use of a Google Group which we hope you will join by clicking here. We also would ask that any interested representative fill out this brief survey so we can get a sense of who you are, what you work on, and where.

We have three global organizing partners; Daniel Perell, Leanne Hartill and Victoria Espada. We also have regional organizing partners who work to facilitate engagement in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. Please feel free to contact any of us with proposals, questions, or concerns.

Meet the Team

Global Organizing Partner

Daniel Perell


Leanne Hartill


Victoria Espada


Regional Organizing Partner

Henry Oriokot

Regional Partner – Africa (East) Contact

Soon-Young Yoon

Regional Partner – North America   Contact

Judith Kaulem

Regional Partner – Africa (South) Contact

Rosario del Pilar Diaz Garavito

Regional Partner – Latin America.   Contact

Patrizia Heidegger

Regional Partner – Europe   Contact

Kofi Kankam

Regional Partner – Africa (West)   Contact

Ayman Okeil

Regional Partner – Africa (North) Contact

Bernard Lutete

Regional Partner – Africa (Central) Contact

Beckie Malay

    Regional Partner – Asia         Contact

Shantal Munro-Knight

                  Regional Partner – Caribbean                         Contact  

Emele Duituturaga

                   Regional Partner – Pacific Islands                       Contact