NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may send representatives to annual sessions of CSW at United Nations Headquarters.
NGOs with or without consultative status with ECOSOC, may organize and attend parallel events held outside UN premises, for example in the Church Center. To do so, they should contact the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, which is a group of New York–based women’s NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC.
What is ECOSOC accreditation?
Non-governmental, non-profit, public or voluntary organizations may formally contribute to the work of the United Nations after being granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council under Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations and on Economic and Social Council Resolution 1996/31. These accredited organizations may participate in meetings of the Council and its subsidiary bodies, including the functional commissions, in accordance with the rules of procedure of those bodies.
For information on how to apply for ECOSOC accreditation, please visit the website of the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at http://csonet.org/.