NEW YORK, NY – The World Corrosion Organization (WCO) has been granted non-governmental organization (NGO) status by the United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) section.

In selecting WCO for NGO status, the DPI/NGO recognizes that WCO has the unique capability to make a substantial contribution to the work of the DPI. By including WCO as a resource, the DPI acknowledges the need to provide greater corrosion prevention and mitigation guidance to the world.

The WCO, based in New York City, is comprised of 27 of the largest corrosion societies, with over 50,000 individual members worldwide.