Step 1: Online Registration
The organization should pre-register its representatives by completing the online registration form. Due to limited space in the conference room, and security and safety concerns, each accredited NGO is allowed a maximum of four representatives (including children/young people and their chaperones, but not including NGO representatives invited to participate in the two thematic round tables). A separate form needs to be completed for each NGO representative attending the event. In cases where more than 4 pre-registration forms are submitted by the same NGO, confirmation letters will be issued on first come first serve basis to the first 4 individuals who have pre-registered. Accordingly, NGO representatives should coordinate internally to decide who they wish to send to the meeting.
Online Pre-Registration is Closed as of November 30, 2007!
Step 2: On-Site Registration
Upon arrival at the United Nations, each NGO representative must register on-site in the Visitor’s Lobby of the UN Headquarters building to get a UN Grounds Pass. Details regarding on-site registration and issuance of UN Grounds Passes will be provided in the confirmation letter.
After registration forms are received, each nominated representative will be sent a confirmation letter by e-mail. This letter serves as the official invitation to your organization's representative and can be used to apply for a visa to enter the United States.
Requirements for the Participation of Children & Young People Representing NGOs
NGO representatives under the age of 18 must be accompanied by chaperones. NGOs are responsible for the safety and well-being of their child/young people representatives.
NGO Representatives are responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements, including airport pick-up and delivery. UNICEF cannot assist with travel arrangements and hotel bookings. All costs for NGO participants must be covered by the participants themselves. As hotel availability in Manhattan is competitive, we urge all participants to promptly make hotel bookings. A list of accommodation and transportation in the New York City metropolitan area will be included in each confirmation letter. All NGO representatives interested in attending should ensure they have adequate medical insurance.