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.

The format, and arrangements for physical participation, in the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women remain under review, including participation of representatives from organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC, due to anticipated continued implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates will be provided as soon as they become available.


Invitation letters are 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. 


CSW registration for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) usually opens in October via the United Nations Indico registration system. A link to the Indico registration page for CSW66 will be provided on this page prior to the start of registration. Online registration is mandatory for all participants. We are not able to accept registrations by email.

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

If you have any questions related to CSW registration, please contact the CSW registration support e-mail address: