How Much Does Your GDP Matter for UN Representation? Written by Tom Fries on June 3, 2011. Published in Learning to share This chart shows how many NGOs a region (UN Geoscheme) has in consultative status to the UN for every billion dollars of GDP (purchasing-power parity) it produces. Tags: Civil Society, CSO, global civil society, Good Governance, NGOs, United Nations Tom Fries Erstwhile neuroscientist ('97-'00), rowing coach ('99-'10), business student ('07-'09) and cupcake entrepreneur ('09). Now enjoying international work in the Germany and Washington offices of one of Germany's most prominent think tanks.