Of course, the JW doctrine says "no" to a connection between UN and the Watchtower Society.
But: my personal opinion as a long-time witness is that this was a ultimate chance for the Society to change things for good: the WTS as a NGO, helping many people in the world to improve their lives, just as they did on a small scale with aidafrique in Africa and Asia earlyer.
Why did the WTS disconnected from UN so soon after the Guardian-story? Now, there are only losers, no winners: the WTS, with all the PR-problems on this subject now, but more important, the many people who could be helped with a WTS/UNHCR aid-program or an Aidafrique/UNHCR aid-program.
The reaction of disconnecting so soon as possible was not a professional act!
Please, do not build so many buildings like offices and congreshalls, but do something to help the people with any food or clothes!