In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," a preparatory process will soon begin for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.
As part of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organize a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018.
The organizational arrangements for the preparatory process have been agreed and the resolution on them will be formally adopted soon in the UN General Assembly. Although the resolution is pending formal adoption by the Assembly, the PGA is initiating the process for relevant stakeholders to apply to participate in the process, in consideration that the preparatory process is envisioned to begin in April 2017. The final modalities of the preparatory process remain subject to the formal adoption of the resolution.
As a first step, the PGA has requested UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University and UN Global Compact to facilitate a process for non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities that are not in consultative status with UN ECOSOC to apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process.
The dates of the informal thematic sessions and informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings of the preparatory process are yet to be finalized. As they are, a separate process will follow for representatives of organizations in consultative status with UN ECOSOC, and organizations that receive UN Member State approval for special accreditation to this process, to apply to register for the sessions and hearings.
Special accreditation is for organizations / institutions / entities (application process open now).
Registration is for individual representatives of accredited organizations / institutions / entities wishing to attend specific sessions and hearings (application process not yet open).
I. Organizations / institutions / entities NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC:
Apply for Special Accreditation
Organizations / institutions / entities that are NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC that wish to participate in the informal thematic sessions and/or informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings must apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process using the form below. The list of applicants seeking special accreditation will be circulated to UN Member States on a non-objection basis.
DEADLINE: 9 April 2017
To confirm whether your organization / institution /entity is in consultative status with UN ECOSOC:
- Visit http://csonet.org/
- Type your organization's name into the search field in the top right corner of the site.
- Hit the "Go" button or return key on your keyboard to see if your organization is listed AND shows "General," “Special,” or "Roster" in the column “Accreditation(s)/Affiliation(s)” - all three qualify as consultative status with ECOSOC.
- **If this search shows that your organization has a profile in CSOnet.org, but it does NOT show “General,” “Special,” or “Roster,” your organization is NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC. It is not sufficient to have a profile in CSOnet.org - it must specify a consultative status.**
Thank you for your interest in this process.