Accreditation for the ATT PrepCom 11-15 July 2011

The UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) has issued an Aide Memoir outlining the accreditation procedure for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to participate at the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty<--break->, Third Session (PrepCom) 11-15 July 2011.

The Aide Memoir is available in English here. We also provide a translation of the document into French here. If representatives from your organisation plan to attend the ATT PrepCom in July please read the Aide Memoir carefully.

Points of note:

Accreditation

Accreditation is only required for those NGOs that were not accredited to the 1st and/or the 2nd sessions of the ATT PrepCom. NGOs that were accredited to the previous sessions of the ATT PrepCom should go directly to the registration process.

  • New requests for accreditation must be received by the UNODAno later than 2 June 2011. Such requests should be entered via the United Nations Civil Society Network (CSO Net) by filling out an online accreditation form available here

  • NGOs that have applied for accreditation will receive a status notification by 3 June 2011

  • It is envisaged that NGOs will be notified by e-mail on the outcome of their request for accreditation by 20 June 2011

Registration

The registration process involves two steps: (1) pre-registration of NGO representatives online. (2) registration of NGO representatives on site.

On-site registration at the UN in New York will take place only during the first two days of the PrepCom, Monday, 11 July, and Tuesday, 12 July 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • NGOs that are provisionally accredited to the meeting, including those that have been accredited to the 2nd ATT PrepCom must pre-register their NGO representatives who are expected to attend the meeting via CSO Net by 4 July 2011 here

  • Upon completion of pre-registration, you will be able to download a CONFIRMATION LETTER via CSO Net once registration has been approved by UNODA. Please note that the confirmation letter is required for on-site registration.

  • On-site registration at the UN in New York will take place only during the first two days of the PrepCom, Monday, 11 July, and Tuesday, 12 July 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Also contained in the Aide Memoire is a side event request from. If you plan to hold a side-event during the ATT PrepCom please read the instructions contained within paragraph 7 and complete the form on the last page of the attached document.