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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Use of UN Logos

SIGBI is an Organisation in Category 2 Status with the Economic and Social Council since 2013.

With this Status come many privileges but also obligations and responsibilities, one of which is that we do not use the United Nations or ECOSOC logos on our stationery, business cards, websites, meeting banners, cars, office buildings, etc.

Instead we may use the following form of words on our letterheads below the name of our organisation:

“SIGBI is an Organisation in Category 2 Status with the Economic and Social Council since 2013”

If we do use the logo there can be adverse consequences including the removal of our status. When we were not affiliated in this way the UN could ignore any transgressions, but no more.

Please bear this in mind as you all spread the word about this achievement. It is a truly marvellous thing to happen to our organisation. Your voice will be heard at the UN around the world.

If you would like to know more about what the status means for us, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Biggs, Federation Programme Director, via the SIGBI office.