Opportunities for NGOs to address the Commission

Making a speech during the general discussion

Subject to time availability, oral statements may be delivered during the virtual general discussion by a limited number of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, via pre-recorded video and/or in written form. Preference will be given to NGOs speaking about the priority theme or review theme, on behalf of groups of organizations, caucuses, or coalitions.

Oral statements should not exceed three minutes (approx. 350 words). Instructions will be communicated, via e-mail, to organizations that will be selected.

Sign up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to express interest in delivering an oral statement during the virtual general discussion was open online until 15 February 2021

 

Intervening from the floor during an interactive dialogue

A limited number of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC will be able to make oral interventions during the virtual interactive dialogues on the priority theme, via live video/audio connection. Interventions must be focused on the theme of the panel and not on any other issues.

Interventions at interactive dialogues are NOT to be in the form of prepared statements; NGOs are therefore not required to submit copies of such interventions. These interventions must be in the form of comments or questions addressed to the panel experts. Interventions should not exceed three minutes. Instructions will be communicated via e-mail to organizations that will be selected to make an intervention.

Sign-up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to express interest in intervening during an interactive dialogue was open online until 21 February 2021.

 

Written statements

NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may submit written statements on the thematic issues considered by CSW, in accordance with Council resolution 1996/31.

Submission of written statements for CSW65 was open for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC from 25 September to 16 October 2020. We are not able to accept late submissions.

NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) may submit one individual statement per organization and may sign on to multiple joint statements. NGOs are strongly encouraged to submit joint statements in collaboration with other NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC.

Written statements by organizations in general consultative status with ECOSOC may not exceed 2,000 words including the cover page; statements by organizations in special consultative status with ECOSOC may not exceed 1,500 words including the cover page.