In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 69/244, the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The General Assembly, in operative paragraph 10 of its resolution 69/244, "requests the President of the General Assembly to organize, with early preparations and in the most effective and efficient way, and to preside over two days of informal interactive hearings, before June 2015, with representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, major groups and the private sector, and requests the President of the Assembly to prepare a summary of the hearings to be made available prior to the summit." These hearings will take place on 26-27 May at UN Headquarters in New York. By request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Steering Committee for the hearings, which will select speakers from applications received through an open and transparent process.
Apply for the Steering Committee here:
Deadline: Wednesday, 8 April
Apply to speak at these hearings here:
Deadline: Monday, 27 April
Applications received will post online immediately here:
UN-NGLS also invites stakeholders to contribute suggestions for the themes to be addressed during the hearings through this online form:
Inputs received can be viewed here:
For more information about the post-2015 development agenda, please visit:
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