Note that the arrangements for NGO participation are different for every meeting, and set by the organizers of each event, in line with ECOSOC resolution 1996/31 and established procedures.
Generally, sessions of the functional commissions of ECOSOC, that take place in the spring of each year such as Commission for Social Development, the Commisison on the Status of Women, the Commission for Population and Development, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the UN Forum on Forests, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, are open to NGOs in consultative status. Click here for an overview of subsidiary bodies of ECOSOC.
Many of the other events listed on this site will be open to all NGOs. However all will require pre-registration. Please check carefully the information on the organizer's event page. You must always have a valid grounds pass, and be accredited by a recognized NGO, to attend any event at the United Nations.Click here to login into the CSONet event registration system.