Participation of civil society
The Statistical Commission, an inter-governmental body, generally welcomes the participation of non-members and the representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in various aspects of its work, as observers. However, due to time and space constraints participation in the forthcoming 48th session of the Commission (7-10 March 2017) will be limited to the representatives of CSOs that are currently in consultative status with ECOSOC, who may participate as observers from the gallery, and on a first come-first served basis. A briefing for CSOs will be held on Wednesday, 22 February 2017, in conference room 11, and it will be webcasted.
Representatives of CSOs wishing to attend the 48th session of the Commission as observers are kindly requested to communicate the composition of their delegations to the Secretary of the Commission, Ms. Sangeeta Sharma (c/o Victor Leu (e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; room S-3073)). Please note that only scanned copies of notes verbales will be accepted by e-mail.
Please note also that all formal meetings of the Commission will be webcast accessible through http://webtv.un.org/.
Members and non-members of the Commission are welcome to attend all open side events. However, participation in the newcomer orientation session, to be held at 12 noon on 6 March, is open to official national delegations only.