NGOs Restricted access to the UN Commission for the Status of Women session

The Commission has announced that due to the significantly high number of NGO representatives who have pre-registered, and due to the ongoing renovations of the United Nations Headquarters complex which have put a major strain on building facilities and space availability for meetings, NGO access will be extremely limited at official CSW session meetings and events in the North Lawn Building.

The United Nations grounds pass alone will not be sufficient to gain access to the North Lawn Building, where official CSW meetings will take place. Secondary passes must also be presented to gain access to the building.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
Already, NGO ground passes have been restricted to 20 passes per organisation

Now, additoinally, at most only one time-limited secondary pass will be given to each organization to be shared among its representatives.

In addition to the above-mentioned limits, the actual number of NGO representatives who will be able to have a seat in the conference room will be determined in accordance with the capacity of the conference rooms.

Attendance at a parallel event organized by Member States and United Nations entities in the North Lawn Building will be by invitation only. Distribution of the invitations is the sole prerogative of event organizers (the Missions and the United Nations entities concerned). The number of invitations issued and distributed will vary per event.

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