Association with the UN

In December 1997, INMP was granted association with the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations in New York, following approval by the Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations of DPI. The accreditation was largely the result of the initiative and efforts of Sanford Hinden, founder-director of the Metropolitan Peace Museum project in the same city.

Sandy was later succeeded, as INMP’s local representative with the DPI, by Dr. Joyce Apsel, who teaches human rights at New York University (and published the first monograph on peace museums, Introducing Peace Museums in 2016). Thanks to her efforts, since May 2014 INMP has been granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN in New York, following a recommendation by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.