What does it mean to 'support' the UN as used by the DPI in stating their criteria. Well, remember Oleg Dzioubinski, Information Officer of the DPI told us that Ngo's with the DPI 'can criticize the UN'. And remember Isolda Oca also of the DPI talked to an opposers of JWs and even the opposer admitted that "the gist of the conversation was... 1) It is not unusual for organizations that are in disagreements with the United Nations to become an NGO with them." We know this thanks to the efforts of a known apostate which many of you have relied on for you WT/NGO/DPI/UN information, Randy.
But keep in mind, that all of the above is based on the 1994 brochure, not the 1991 or 1992 brochure if one does exist. There is evidence that NGOs were not always sent brochures. Did the WTS receive a brochure when registering with the DPI in 1991 or 1992?
In 1999 the Secretary-General published a report in which he stressed the need for a brochure to be sent to all NGOs:“It was also proposed that each NGO should receive an orientation/welcome booklet and/or session upon obtaining formal status with the UN. The information should include specifics about the NGO liaison offices in the UN system, including names, contacts, locations. The booklet should reinforce mutual rights and responsibilities, as well as practical guidelines for the functioning of NGOs within physical structures and protocols of the UN, including how to follow debates and so forth.” — Section 24
We wonder why in 1999 the Secretary General should have “proposed” that each NGO should receive a welcome booklet or brochure including “specifics” about the UN system and “practical guidelines” and “protocols” for NGOs, if the NGOs were already receiving such a booklet prior to this.
Perhaps receipt of this booklet was sporadic, perhaps it was not sent every year. Perhaps the Watchtower Society didn't even receive one when their status was granted in 1992. What is certain, however, is that they certainly did not receive the 2005 brochure which opposers constantly quote from — the Society couldn't have possibly received that version 13 years earlier, for we know it's contents have changed. When opposers quote from the 2005 version as proof that the Watchtower Society supported the UN — they are simply wrong. Whatever was said in the 1991 brochure which the Society received — if they received one at all — it certainly did not say that. Further, when it is claimed the NGO requirements did not change, this is also clearly wrong for the UN has said they changed.