Accreditation in General
All NGOs and civil society
entities interested in participating in the preparatory process and in the
Summit and who are not in consultative status with ECOSOC have to obtain
accreditation. At the beginning of each PrepCom, the Preparatory Committee
will decide on the requests for accreditation. Accreditation is a continuous
process. A NGO or a civil society entity that has been granted accreditation
to attend a session of the Preparatory Committee meeting may attend all
subsequent preparatory sessions, as well as the Summit events (Geneva and
Tunis), unless the
PrepCom or the Summit decides otherwise (some restrictions may apply for the
Summit events with regard to the number of delegates being able to participate
in the Plenary and the Committee meetings).
Any NGO or civil society entity
that asks for accreditation must submit the information in accordance with the
for accreditation adopted at the first meeting of the Preparatory
Committee (1-5 July 2002).
NGOs and civil society entities
in consultative status with ECOSOC
do not have to go through the full
accreditation process. They should nevertheless submit to the Executive
Secretariat their wish to participate in the PrepComs and the Summit, as
Governments have requested in the Arrangements for Accreditation that a list
of such entities be submitted to them 2 weeks in advance of each PrepCom.
Registration is necessary for each PrepCom and for the Summit events. Only
accredited NGOs and civil society entities, and NGOs in consultative status with
ECOSOC can register.
and registration are free of cost, but participants are responsible for their
own hotel and airfare reservation and cost. For the PrepComs and the Summit
events, a restricted number of fellowships might be available for participants from
developing countries and countries in transition (with special emphasis on
participants from Least Developed Countries, LDCs). More information will be
posted as available.