NGOs that are accredited to and in good standing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may designate representatives to attend the annual sessions of the CSW. Because of increasing demands on limited space, the numbers of attendees to CSW sessions should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed 20 representatives per organization. Organizations should be aware that, in this context, entry into official meetings can still not be guaranteed to all who wish to attend.



Invitation letters have been sent, at start of online registration, to the e-mail addresses registered in the integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) by NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NGOs are kindly requested to make sure that their profile and contact information on the iCSO system includes the latest correct information about their organizations.



CSW63 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will be open online via the United Nations INDICO registration system from 9 October 2018 to 27 January 2019. Please click here to register for CSW63. Online registration is mandatory for all NGO participants. We are not able to accept registrations by email.

For step-by-step instructions on how to register for CSW, please click here to access the support pages in INDICO.

Registered representatives who have been approved by their organizations to attend CSW63 will receive a registration approval email. Representatives will need to print out and show their registration approval email to obtain a UN grounds pass for CSW at on-site check-in in March 2019. Specifics regarding on-site check-in and issuance of grounds passes, such as location and opening hours, will be provided in the NGO advisories published closer to the session.


Travel and visa arrangements

The United Nations will not make travel or visa arrangements or pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of NGO representatives in the sessions of CSW. Such arrangements and costs are the exclusive responsibility of participants. 

The United Nations does not charge fees for participation in the Commission on the Status of Women sessions.

Participants are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance, in accordance with their local United States Consulate requirements, in order to allow sufficient time for processing.


Registration questions

All registration-related questions should be sent to the official CSW e-mail address:

All questions related to NGO Parallel Events and the NGO CSW Forum should be sent to: