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.
CSW64 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was open online via the United Nations INDICO registration system from 9 October 2019 to 27 January 2020. IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19), CSW64 will suspend after one procedural meeting on 9 March. There will be no general discussion and no interactive dialogues. All CSW side events on UN premises and all NGO parallel events have been cancelled. NGOs with valid annual ECOSOC grounds passes will be able to attend the procedural meeting on 9 March. There will be no issuance of CSW grounds passes and CSW64 confirmation letters are no longer applicable.
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.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We advise organizations to follow the Secretary-General’s strong recommendation that capital-based delegations and other stakeholders refrain from travelling to UN Headquarters, in light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
- United Nations System Code of Conduct
- Coronavirus (COVID-2019): Guidance for meeting participants at UNHQ
- Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Brochure: Prevention
- Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Brochure: Handrub and cough
All registration-related questions should be sent to the official CSW e-mail address: CSW@unwomen.org.
All questions related to NGO Parallel Events and the NGO CSW Forum should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org