Many times, international diplomacy affects the reality on the ground. We feel it is of great importance to allow the Beoduin community a voice in the UN , to meet diplomats locally and internationally, to network with communities that face similar challenges around the world and to develop initiatives that will allow decision makers to be familiar with those who are effected by the policies they form.
Special Consultative Status in the UN
In 2013 NCF receives the status of a special consultative organization to the Economic and Social Council of the Unites Nations and all it’s sub-bodies. The status allow us to submit updates to be read by UN representatives, to participate in the council and its committee’s meeting and to present our standing on the different issues.
Every year NCF sends a representative from the Bedouin community to attend the gathering of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue or the gathering of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People. [continue reading…]
Shadow Reports and Participation in Different UN Committees
Different UN committees check the state of the human rights in Israel in relate to the different declarations. NCF submits shadow reports to the different committees in response to the report submitted by the Ministry of Justice to expose the state of the Bedouin Community in the Negev.
Embassies in Israel
Many times, local representative of other governments are interested in the politics of the Negev and in the violations of the Bedouin’s human rights. We initiate contact with embassies and facilitate tours and lectures to diplomats in Israel, as well as provide with relevant information and research.
Alternative Naqab Tours to Embassies
As part of our Alternative Naqab Tours, we guide a lot of groups of foreign stakeholders. Religious groups, students, activists and even politicians and members of parliments around the world and more.