The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
Registration is open for civil society to attend the General Assembly Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, to be held 25 September 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.
In accordance with the provisions of the letter of 16 July 2013, the President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, as well as other relevant civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and private sector representatives, to attend this event. Space will be extremely limited.
All representatives of NGOs or civil society organizations who wish to attend, whether or not they are ECOSOC-accredited, must express interest to participate by registering here. The deadline to register is 19 August 2013. Nominations by non-ECOSOC groups will be circulated to Member States on a no-objection basis. Organizations selected to attend will receive confirmation by 7 September 2013.
Due to security constraints and space limitations, seating will be extremely limited, and subject to confirmation in early September.
Seating within the Trusteeship Council Chamber will not be guaranteed. An overflow room will be available to registered participants.
Only one person per organization can be registered.
Please, only register if you think you are able to attend. The UN cannot assist with visa and travel expenses.
The event will be broadcast live and on archive video at http://webtv.un.org.
Registration will close on 19 August 2013.
A dialogue between civil society, governments and UN representatives on "Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015" will be convened on 22 September 2013, by UN-NGLS and the Post-2015 Development Planning Team of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Representatives of regional civil society networks will present key recommendations with a focus on the findings of the UN-NGLS consultation on the four main UN post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General. The dialogue will open with remarks from the President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, John Ashe; Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson; and Ministerial-level representatives of Ireland and South Africa, the co-facilitators of the preparatory process for the General Assembly Special Event. The summary of this event, together with the synthesis report of the consultation, will serve as an input into the 25 September Special Event. For more information and to register (deadline 10 September), please click here.
For a list of events related to the post-2015 agenda occurring during the beginning of the 68th session of the General Assembly, with information on how to participate, please click here.Archive of this section