I’ve been reading many of the UN threads with interest but I am already finding it difficult to locate little tidbits of information spread across the numerous threads on this issue that I didn’t bother to bookmark. :|?
I think it’s already well established that the WT Society’s “associative status” with the UN’s DPI was not required to gain access to its library (as my understand is that any person can request permission and may thereafter be granted access on a temporary basis) but I also seem to recall reading that somebody actually contacted the UN’s main library and that person was informed that NGO’s with DPI-associative status do not have automatic access to the library’s materials but must still request a pass or “card” which also requires some type of formal application. Could somebody please confirm this and/or direct me to the relevant thread?
If this is true, then signing-up with the DPI is not even a satisfactory condition (never mind a prerequisite) for gaining access to the UN’s library since one must still go through the same channels as any other person/organization in order to obtain a pass. The Society might be inclined to insist that DPI association somehow facilitates the process of securing a pass but this wouldn’t wash since they must still renew their associative status with the DPI year after year which (as we all know) has its own very specific requirements.
I’m currently an active MS but I have also been quietly and painstakingly collecting “information” for some time now. I appreciate the hard work and research done by many of you on this and other issues. Any assistance regarding my question would also be greatly appreciated.