Information on Special Accreditation to UN General Assembly preparatory process for a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

International Migration

Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC:
INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIAL ACCREDITATION TO THE PREPARATORY PROCESS

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 PGA has requested UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University and UN Global Compact, in cooperation with IOM, 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.

- Special accreditation is for organizations / institutions / entities, including NGOs, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities.

- Registration is for individual representatives of accredited organizations / institutions / entities wishing to attend specific sessions and hearings. A separate process is conducted for individuals to apply to attend sessions of the preparatory process.

Organizations / institutions / entities that are NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC interested in participating in the informal thematic sessions and/or informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings were required to apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process by 17 April 2017. The list of applicants seeking special accreditation was circulated to UN Member States on a non-objection basis. The list of organizations approved by Member States was released by the President of the General Assembly on 4 May 2017, and is available here: http://www.un.org/pga/71/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2015/08/global-compact-for-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration-the-list-of-NGOs.pdf
 
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