A Civil Society Forum will be organized as part of the official programme of UNCTAD 14.
The Forum will start before and run in parallel to the Conference. It will provide an opportunity for participating civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss and formulate their views on the issues related to the Conference agenda. The Civil Society Declaration will be delivered to the opening plenary of UNCTAD 14.
The Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD 14 will hold two hearings with civil society in Geneva prior to the Conference to provide CSOs the opportunity to contribute to the preparatory process and comment on the pre-conference negotiating text.
CSOs wishing to take part in the preparatory process (Hearings with civil society), the Civil Society Forum and the Conference round tables and debates must have observer status with UNCTAD or be accredited to UNCTAD 14. And each all representatives must be designated by the Head of their organization before their online registration to the Conference will be approved.
List of CSOs with observer status
Accreditation to UNCTAD 14
The deadline to apply for accreditation was
30 April 2016. The application process is now closed.
Designation of Representatives to the hearings, The Civil Society Forum and the Conference
The Head of organizations that have observer status with UNCTAD or are accredited to UNCTAD 14 are requested to designate their representatives who will attend the Conference and its preparatory meetings. The official letter (on official letterhead and signed by the Head of the organization) should be sent by mail, e-mail or fax to UNCTAD's Civil Society Outreach Unit.
Please provide the job title and full contact information for each representative.
Register online for the Conference
Designated representatives are requested to
register online for the Conference.
A copy of the individual invitation issued by UNCTAD should be uploaded during the online registration process. Final confirmation of participation will be subject to approval by the UNCTAD secretariat.
Once registration is confirmed, designated representatives may participate in the Preparatory Hearings, the Forum and the public meetings and debates at UNCTAD 14. They may also access non-restricted general documentation and use the facilities provided for CSOs at the Conference centre.
Only representatives who have been designated by the Head of their organization and have registered online for UNCTAD 14 will be able to participate.
All participants are responsible for obtaining their entry visa for Kenya and for financing their travel and accommodation in Nairobi for the duration of their stay.
The number of representatives allowed per organization might be limited by the capacity of available meeting space.
Enquiries should be sent to: