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According to this letter, the DPI in fact did have reporting requirements for it's NGO's. This has a different meaning than NGO's just providing samples to the DPI to see if they meet criteria for association, then afterwards the DPI expecting nothing else. To see a scan from a UN directory that explains the ongoing reporting requirements read below...
Yes, the UN is keeping a close eye on it's associated NGO's to make sure they are actively supporting/promoting them and their achievements. A screenshot from their website below...
Even though the DPI ultimately decides which NGO's meet their criteria for association and which ones don't, this is still a mutual agreement between two parties. There's more to it than an NGO just having the right criteria and then walking right into UN facilities that require a security clearance ground pass, as "3W' would have us to believe. He comes off as confident in such a stance but his wording doesn't confirm it. He says Evidently, the DPI must have determined that Jehovah’s Witnesses did meet the criteria because of our support for human rights and freedom of religion. So, we could not have “agreed to meet the UN’s criteria” because it doesn’t work that way. It seems, in fact, that an NGO does not have to “agree” to do anything, because the DPI itself examines the NGO and decides whether they meet the criteria or not. With him using code words for "I'm guessing" such as "evidently" and "it seems", this choice of wording doesn't give me much assurance in his research. To guess that it seems that an NGO does not have to agree to do anything, this is not giving me any confidence at all actually.
"3W" says that Some conspiracy theorists say that the Watchtower Society’s “real motive” was to gain prominence in the eyes of the UN and other governments, particularly where there is persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses. However, is it not a ridiculous idea that having DPI passes to access the UN’s research materials could have such a benefit? So, if it's "conspiracy theorists" that think this, then we can add the Portuguese Bethel to the list. They were the first Watchtower branch on public record to explain why the WBTS joined the DPI. This explanation was contradicted by the London Bethel just two days later and to the official story as told now by Bethel NYC. Below is the link to this explanation in the Portuguese newspaper the Público, written on Saturday, October 20, 2001.
Excerpts from the article:
«"The registry as NGO was made only to be able to give humanitarian help and defend the human rights in several countries of the world", said to [the newspaper] Público Pedro Candeias, spokesman of the Association of Jehovah's Witnesses [AJW] in Portugal. In Portugal, however, the disaffiliation from the registry is not yet officially known by the AJW, which represents nearly 50,000 believers.»
«This [JW] official says the religious group to which he belongs has had "an important role" in the help to populations of countries like Angola, Bosnia, Georgia, Rwanda and other African or Latin-American [countries]. "To reach those countries was complicated and, for that reason, it was necessary to registry" the WTBTS in the United Nations. But that registry, he says, does not compromise the Jehovah's Witnesses with "any political involvement" with the UNO.»
«"It is not a political maneuver", says the AJW spokesman, "because without the support of the UNO it would not be possible to distribute humanitarian help". And as the registry "does not violate the statutory precepts" of the JW, the criticisms to the registry in the DPI "do not have any basis", says Pedro Candeias.»
Compare this statement to the one that came out from the London Bethel just two days later. Below...
To conclude this chapter lets view the conflicting statements of why the WBTS joined the DPI:
The registry as NGO was made only to be able to give humanitarian help and defend the human rights in several countries of the world.
...for the sole purpose of getting access to the extensive library of the United Nations.