The Al-Mahdi Institute is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. The NGO status, allowing Institute members to attend the regular sessions of ECOSOC, is a platform through which AMI outreach can benefit from exposure to diverse and current international trends, as well as being a significant means to allow for the ideas of Al-Mahdi Institute to contribute to discussions on the international forum.