Who Can Attend UN Meetings?
Due to UN security regulations and space limitations at UN headquarters in NY, Geneva and Vienna, attendance at UN meetings by NGO representatives are no longer as open as they previously were. Access to the UN and official meetings is open to designated representatives from each recognized NGO.
If you are a FAWCO member interested in attending an official UN meeting on behalf of FAWCO and live near one of the main UN headquarters (NY, Geneva or Vienna), you might consider applying to be a FAWCO UN Representative.
If you are interested in attending a special UN meeting or conference, please check with FAWCO's UN Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org because in some cases, the UN can allow other representatives to attend official meetings.
UN Meetings: When? Where?
In order to find out more about past or upcoming UN and NGO events, consult the following websites:
www.un.org/en/events - information on past, current and future conferences, access to daily schedules, webcasts, briefings as well as a complete list of UN observances - special days, weeks, years devoted to a particular topic
www.un.org/dpi/ngosection - UN Department of Information (DPI) website specifically for NGOs, with a calendar of weekly briefings to NGOs in New York as well as information on the annual DPI conference of NGOs
You can see UN meetings as they happen on UN Web TV, with 24-hour programming and pre-recorded programs: http://webtv.un.org
www.un.org/womenwatch/calendar - lists important events related to women
www.crin.org/resources/events - lists important events related to children