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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to take place virtually/online (including the general discussion, ministerial round tables and interactive events), with the exception of two in-person meetings (opening and closing) that will take place with the participation of New York-based delegates. Negotiations of Agreed Conclusions would likewise take place virtually. This format takes into account the constraints and opportunities as they might present themselves in the changing and evolving environment of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related safety and health guidelines implemented at the United Nations Headquarters. There is no expectation of travel to UNHQ in New York. All side events and parallel events will take place fully virtually.

CSW65 registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is open from 28 December 2020 to 22 February 2021 online via the United Nations Indico registration system. Please click here to register for CSW65. Online registration is mandatory. We are not able to accept registrations by email.

As in previous sessions, a limited number of registered representatives from non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC will be able to speak during the general discussion and to make oral interventions during the interactive panels, subject to time availability. Due to the virtual manner of the session, these contributions will be through virtual modalities. All registered representatives will be able to follow the proceedings of the session via live webcast which will provide interpretation in official UN languages.

Registration on the Indico platform will enable participants to receive information about preparatory activities as well as information about virtual formal and informal meetings and opportunities for interaction, including social media mobilization, directly to their registered email addresses. Please click here for guides on how to register and approve pending registrants.

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



For any questions related to the CSW registration of participants with disabilities, please contact the CSW team at


Registration questions

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